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Graphical Buttons vs. Text Links vs. Image Maps

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One of the biggest mistakes made by web designers perhaps because they are new or due to an honest oversight is to use graphical buttons and image maps without using textual hyperlinks.

If you use images for buttons or an imagemap, always use a set of textual hyperlinks too (with image alt tags) that correlate with your graphical hyperlinks. Placing them at the bottom of the page is most appropriate.

Some folks surf the web with images turned off and therefore will have trouble navigating your site. This is especially true if you do not use image alt tags either.

If you expect your visitors to turn on their browser’s image viewing just to navigate your site, that will only happen when pigs fly or if they are super-duper interested in what you have to offer, because it is unique and they cannot get it elsewhere. Unless you just invented a new light bulb, it is likely your competitors have their site designed effectively. And I have not seen any pigs fly in my lifetime, have you? In all honesty, I hope I never do. :)

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Graphical Buttons vs. Text Links vs. Image Maps
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BasicTemplates.com designs Website Templates with External CSS and has been providing webmasters worldwide with affordable template designs since 1994. BasicTemplates currently offers 650+ designs which may be purchased individually or get complete access to all templates via an affordable membership plan. Most templates were strategically designed with interchangeable graphics and elements to increase the potential number of design layouts for the end user. Each layout utilizes an external style sheet for easy site maintenance and to ensure fast page load. WebProNews Writer
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  • http://www.boatpointpark.com/ Stephan Flaming

    A very informative article have you written.I really enjoyed reading what you had to say.
    It’s better to have Text link that Image…..Text are the one that boots crawled and indexed!

  • sadullah

    will madding one new web site

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