Author Archives: lorettacortez

Writing effective ALT tags

What’s an ALT tag? An ALT tag is descriptive text that’s added to an image, which is used by software called a screen reader. Why are ALT tags needed? Screen readers are used by people who are vision impaired. The software reads the webpage to them, but when an image doesn’t have any text in the ALT tag area, the reader will only say “image”, which doesn’t give the person any idea of what the image is about. Because we work for a state agency, our websites must… Read More →

Using the Soliloquy Slideshow

About Soliloquy slideshow The Soliloquy slideshow plugin has now been activated and the link can be found on the left pane; scroll down almost to the end. With this slide show you can now have multiple slideshows on your site, and you’re not limited to only 5 photos; however, be aware that the more photos you add to the slideshow will affect the load time on the page.  It’s a good idea to have all your images resized to about the same dimensions. A new feature is that… Read More →