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Spliced Images


From: Jeff Isom
Date: Sep 6, 2000 4:24PM

Many designers use tables to splice together complex images to form the look of one complex image. I realize that this can also be achieved
using CSS. My question is how do you effectively use alt tags when multiple small images are used to form the look of a larger image. If you
use the same alt tag for all of the small images, the screen reader would repeat the tag multiple times which could be annoying. Would it be
better to use an alt tag in a single image and none in the others? Or is it better to use one large, complex image and use CSS layering to
achieve the look you want?
Thank you,
Jeff Isom