Change Alt Text Site Wide

I’m using a bunch of icons over and over again on a site and I’d hate to change the Alt Text on every page. Is that something that can be done site wide somewhere?

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Hi Robert,
Your best bet would be to add the image to your first page and get the
alt text right there. You can then copy and paste his into the rest of
your site with the alt text intact. If you’ve already created your
site and need to retro-fit the alt text into all of these images then
an action could be created to scan through the site, look for the
particular image and add the right alt text into the HTML output stream.
Regards,
Tim.

On 10 Dec 2008, at 13:57, Robert Bovasso wrote:

I’m using a bunch of icons over and over again on a site and I’d
hate to change the Alt Text on every page. Is that something that
can be done site wide somewhere?

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Yeah, I’ve already started and the copy and paste hasn’t worked well at all on this site.

I have a page color and used a white box to make the main part of the page white and have the background green, but every time I copy and paste something the page goes out of whack. Everything seems to go to the back and the green is on “top”.

Don;t know why this happens.


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Sometime around 11/12/08 (at 07:58 -0500) Robert Bovasso said:

I have a page color and used a white box to make the main part of
the page white and have the background green, but every time I copy
and paste something the page goes out of whack.

Robert, you would probably benefit a great deal from searching for
threads that talk about “page backgrounds”.

I haven’t seen your design of course, but I know it will probably be
rather easier if you work on making the entire background ‘structure’
a proper part of the page background.

The thing to understand first is what is a proper page background in
web page terms. It is not ‘a regular box sent behind other things’ -
that’s just a ‘foreground’ object that sits behind other objects.

Working with a web page background is much more like using
pre-printed stationery. The image is there, but it isn’t something
that interferes at all with the items that you arrange in your page
layout.

There are two kinds of background that you can apply to a web page; a
graphic and a simple colour fill. You’ve given your page a green
background colour fill… now you should think about making a
background graphic that can sit on top of that green fill but still
be a true background graphic.

Graphics applied to the page as a background will normally be
repeated in a tile effect so that they fill the entire web browser
window when viewed. If you make a simple white graphic that’s 500
pixels wide and 20 pixels tall and set that as the page background
image (in the Inspector palette, use the popup menu just below the
one that controls the page background colour), then - it will tile to
fill the entire page.

To make it not tile you need to use the Horizontal and Vertical tile
controls in that same part of the Inspector palette.

If you want a fixed-size white box that shows green through on the
top and bottom, you have a couple of options.
One method is to make a GIF graphic that has a transparent section at
the top and is as tall as you need it to be. Prevent it from tiling
vertically (optionally horizontally) and you’re done. (Alternatively,
make the same graphic but with a matching green strip at the top.)
Another method is to put a regular ‘foreground’ object at the top of
the page and fill this with the same colour as the page background
fill colour. This just masks the vertically-releating top part of the
page graphic, faking the effect of the green page fill going around
the top as well as the sides.

Time to experiment! :slight_smile:

k


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Ya know, I knew there was a way of doing that, but I started the project in a hurry and didn’t have that much time to experiment.

I need the bg green, the top green, page white, and (I guess) the white to tile at the bottom as the page grows.

I think maybe a combination of your first example and the masking idea might work.

The big question now, is can I do this after making many pages already?

Thanks for all the info, Keith.


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I tried a few options, but can’t get the desired effect.

I need the white at the bottom of the “page” to grow when needed. Can’t seem to get that to happen. Either the bottom tiles, and it’s white forever, or if I put a green box at the bottom, I get a small green area, then the white starts up again.


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