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Which is better for search engines: plain text or alt attributes?

By John Faulds

Which is better in links from the search engines' point of view: plain text or images with an alt attribute that says the same thing? For example, is <a href="">This is a link</a> better than <a href=""><img alt="This is a link" src=""></a>?

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Buttons: forgotten and immobile

By John Faulds

Last year, Nick Cowie created a podcast on the <button> and how it is the "forgotten element". Well, it seems that it is not only developers who have forgotten about it, but browser makers, or more specifically those making browsers for handheld devices, and the Open Mobile Alliance (OMA) (authors of the XHTML-MP specification) who have forgotten about it as well.

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What is the correct tag for the title of a site?

By John Faulds

The title of your site is a fairly important aspect of any site and in most cases appears on every page. But just what is the correct tag to use to display your site's title? We, of course, have the <title> tag but this doesn't actually appear in the body of your page, but rather at the top of your window.

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