I found some info on the forum how to install an UniTip. Thanks for sorting it out. It is a nice feature and easy to activate.
Dave and Walt have been explaining things. Now, I wonder if the Alt option in FW can be extended in such a way that we can do more with HTML in the Alt text. In that way UniTip can be used for more fancy stuff than Alt text alone.
My understanding is that UniTip provides the option ‘manually’ but how do I implement it in FW?
You can put almost anything in the Alt text (as long as you encode any special characters) and modern browsers will work out what you mean. But think about what this attribute is meant to enable: not everyone who visits your site can see well or at all, and they need to be able to get something out of your images, too. If you hijack that simple goal and use it to create more wizzy visual effects that they can’t appreciate, who are you helping here?
It is not all that difficult to create rollover effects that visually-able persons can see. Use Target Show/Hide Layer and Rollover and you don’t even have to write any code to get them. But the Alt attribute should be reserved for a clear description of the content of the image it’s attached to, so the people for whom that attribute was invented get the benefit of a subtitle.
On Jan 24, 2012, at 1:00 AM, paulvw wrote:
Now, I wonder if the Alt option in FW can be extended in such a way that we can do more with HTML in the Alt text. In that way UniTip can be used for more fancy stuff than Alt text alone.
No problem Walter!
I have encountered severe hearing problems lately and have experienced to be socially disconnected from the ‘real world’. These are all issues unknown to men when you don’t go through it yourself… Thanks for sharing.