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So What is the Alt Attribute?
The alt attribute is an attribute of the img tag and is an alternative for non-visual browsers when they come across images. This text is used when the image is not visible on the page. Instead, what is displayed (or read) is the alternative text.
The purpose of alt attributes is to provide a description of the contents of an image file. One of the most cited uses of alt attributes is to provide text for visitors who can’t see images in their browsers. This includes visitors using browsers that cannot display images or have image display disabled, visually impaired visitors, and those visitors who use screen readers. If a viewer can see your images, alt attributes will also show when the user hovers over your image.
If images do not show in a browser, for whatever reason, the alt text will show in place of the images, giving context to what the images actually contain for those who can’t see them.
In addition to ensuring the content in your image is communicated whether the image shows or not, effectively using alt text is also be a great way to improve your site’s placement in search engine result pages because it allows the images on your pages to rank in image search results.
So why not just do it?