[Pro] h1 graphic tags?

Are there any serious SEO drawbacks to using graphic h1 text as opposed to HTML text? I want to use some custom fonts for the headline type on a client’s website.

I suppose I could also try the Caxton action. How well does Caxton work?


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Hi RavenManiac

Or you could try the “Image Replacement” Action.

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I haven’t used that before. What exactly does it do?


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Not sure the ImageReplacement action is going to work the way I have the page setup. Basically, it’s a table that contains a graphic headline in one cell and HTML text just below it in an adjacent cell.

It sounds like ImageReplacement only works with dedicated graphic items. So, if that’s the case, how do I set this up so that my headline gif and body html text flow nicely together?


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Google webfonts http://www.google.com/webfonts is another way of achieving the Text ‘look’ that you want with HTML text.

Or the Web Fonts action FreewayActions.com | Web Fonts

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Great ideas. How can I determine if the font I’d like to use is copyrighted?


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Hi RavenManiac

I’ve only used “Image Replacement” on single graphic headlines, and not in a table. Not sure it would work in a table.

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I just found out that the license for the font I want to use says preview and print embedding are not allowed. I assume that means the Caxton option is out.

Anyone know about using gifs placed within a table with image replacement?


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says preview and print embedding are not allowed

Does it say specifically about Web use?

Remember that there are thousands of Fonts out there and you may well find another that is close to what you want. HTML text is the most SEO friendly way.

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So I should really try to find an open license font so I can use Caxton?


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No, it doesn’t, but it does say a commercial license is required. I tried to find a substitute but I can’t and I really like the one I selected. I’m going to contact the font designer to see if he would allow me to use it on a website for a nominal fee.

If I’m going to use Caxton, what specifically should I tell him that I intend to do with the font? BTW, the font is free for personal use and is readily available through some of the free font sites.

On 5 Feb 2012, 11:53 pm, DeltaDave wrote:

says preview and print embedding are not allowed

Does it say specifically about Web use?

Remember that there are thousands of Fonts out there and you may well find another that is close to what you want. HTML text is the most SEO friendly way.

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Oops! I meant the Web fonts Action, not Caxton.


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So, if I plan on using a licensed font with the Web Fonts action, what kind of license should I ask the font designer for?


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One that allows web usage.


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Thanks Dave. One more question. If I’m using the Web Fonts action, is there a place I can insert font license and copyright information, which would end up in the HTML code?

If so, how is that done?


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is there a place I can insert font license and copyright information, which would end up in the HTML code?

No - not within the action. You could add that info via Page Markup or a MetaTag

It is another question you should ask of the Font supplier - whether they require you to do that or not.

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So where would you recommend I put the licensing information? Also, what’s the code for comments?


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