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advantages and disadvantages of base64 image strings

I discovered that you can covert images into base64 strings and use those string within img tags and css like this: <img alt="" src="data:image/png;base64,iVBORw0KGgoAhEUgAAA ... FTkSuQmCC" /> ...
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Using topic titles as img alt text on a forum?

I have a (mostly) standard phpBB forum so right now, images that are posted in [IMG] BB-tags don't have an alt text. I would like to change this and I'm doubting between two options: Use the topic ...
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Force Facebook to use large images when sharing my page

When I share content from my site it posts an image to Facebook as it should. I have noticed that the image is small, roughly 100x100 at best. Yet on other people's posts of content from other sites ...
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Images within noscript

Note: My question is not about JavaScript Note: My question is how to make the HTML accessible to search engines. Note: My question is not about hiding texts, is on block loading of ...
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What images to use when using a post to a link

I want to be able to use some kind of images for when I put up a post to a link (story, article somewhere else on the web), but what's the rules for what images I can use? can I use an image from the ...
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Site speed: less KB image vs. less HTTP request

I have an interesting problem, I guess... First of all, I want to use sprites, to reduce the HTTP request on my site. That is because I know it's better for SEO and it makes the site faster, most of ...
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Script to change profile avatars to round avatar

I am trying to customize Vanilla Forum. I am trying to achieve a similar effect to what Google uses for their profile pictures. (Just like what is on the top-right of Google pages.) I have seen ...
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Ensuring accessible image-based rollover navigation?

I'm building an image-based horizontal navigation bar for a site, as the designer wants a specific typeface, and the font is not licensed for embedded web use. I assumed the best way to do this would ...
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How to create a dynamic grid that makes the current selection larger?

You see website http://stackexchange.com/sites containing lots of images. By clicking each image it expands and clicking another images it expands and collapse previous clicked image. I have attached ...
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Is is okay to use press kit images with attribution in my personal blog?

First up, not sure if this question is correct at WebMasters kindly redirect if it's not. I have a personal (non-commercial) blog where I write about technology and programming etc. I was wondering if ...
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issue with wordpress theme background on widescreen computers [closed]

I am using the theme "irresistible" and I wanted to a add a picture of the person for whom I am building the site. Normally the background CSS uses repeat, but I don't want their picture to repeat i ...
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Can I tell Google which image to use for the preview in custom search?

I currently use Google custom search for my static site. When I use it, I sometimes get images next to the entry: I think Google simply takes the first image in the article. But I would rather like ...
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SEO for image handler

I have handler, which have URL like this /imgrs.axd?w=300&file=2ce5a421-d71a-4dba-9d54-3103058e15b2.jpg, where w is width for image file is filename Server's answer: Cache-Control public ...
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Image data URI and SEO

Do you think the use of image data URI is SEO friendly? On the one hand saves you a HTTP request. On the other hand it really messes up your code. Especially for image files larger than 20KB or ...
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Does Google handle featured images as duplicate content?

I own a photography website and for each post I attach a featured image that is exactly like the original one but much smaller. Does Google count the featured image as duplicate content?
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Is Google Image making use of comments / descriptions found in images?

I'm wondering whether Google (and other search engine) pay any attention to the text appearing in images such as Comments, Description, Exif, etc. I'm wondering as I would imagine that it would be ...
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Storing User-uploaded Images

What is the usual practice for handling user uploaded photos and storing them on the database and server? For a user profile image: After receiving the image file from user, rename file to ...
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Image disappearing on reload in Safari and Chrome [closed]

I created a website for a client as seen here: http://einzigartig-reisen.com/ Notice the clock icon in the right sidebar. Works fine on first load. Now reload the page (by pressing F5 or the reload ...
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Host my own picture web site and have links for people to order photos through other services

I have too many pictures and I don't want to pay for storage with Picasa or a similar site as I have my own hosting space that I pay for already. Is there any way I can keep my own hosted pictures ...
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What are the most commonly used web picture/image/icon sizes?

Similar to what already exists regarding web banner sizes, is it possible to find the list of most commonly used picture/image/icon sizes on the web (e.g. 16x16 for small icons, 24x24 for medium ...
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Copyright of pictures upload to a website?

I want to run a website like stock photos. How can I be sure that the uploader is real copyright holder of the picture? Is it possible to leave the responsibility of this copyright claim to the ...
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What is the best size to use to display full screen size of an application screenshot?

I want to maximize the size of the screenshot and avoid scroll bar or overflow for the maximum too. What size do you recommend ? I'm using lightbox.
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How to stop access of a PHP file from other sites

I read somewhere about hot linking of images. Preventing image hot linking helps to stop bandwidth theft from your site. Would it work for a PHP file? In my case, I am using a PHP file to generate ...
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Images Maps SEO and Accessibility

My question of the day is about image maps and accessibility. Now it is my understanding that whenever you use an alt tag within an img tag you describe the image which increases the user ...
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Software to combine multiple images

Combining multiple images into a single image is a good way to improve performance by reducing the number of http requests. But how do most webmasters manage their combined images? Is there any ...
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Image as a background for a website - good or bad?

Blogger has some quite awful templates to offer, but one way to make it look less terrible to the eye of a layman (me) is with this background picture: Yet, I haven't seen many popular blogs that ...
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Using a CDN for CMS software (multiple sites)

I'm currently researching ideas for the media management side of a CMS I'm writing. I was looking at having images served from a CDN which is fine on a single site, but I want all sites that run the ...
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Image appears differently in Safari, Firefox, and Chrome

This is a screenshot of the same image file on my website (viewing the image itself), in Firefox on the left, Safari in the middle and Chrome on the right. It appears as if Chrome has a more blue ...
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How can I encourage the browser to download images from CSS file faster?

I use CSS to place a lot of my images (as backgrounds for <div>) and I often find that they load very slowly this way. They seem to be the last thing to load. Even small little icon images ...
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Choosing the best URLs for a Picture Blog site on Wordpress

I would like to select the best SEO friendly URL format for my WordPress based picture site. But I am not sure about the impact of SEO in the following formats. In other words I want a better format ...
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Web pages with mixed ownership photos

I have a photo website. 15% of the photos belong to approved registered users. They agree my terms about uploading their images in my web pages. I include a photographer credit on right bottom corner. ...
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Tackling thin content on an images gallery

We run an images gallery as part of our site, however we have over 8,000 images and every image has a separate HTML page of its own to display the image caption, related image and comments from users ...
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How to save a PNG as a smaller file but at the same resolution?

not sure what stackexchange site is the best for this question. I have a scanned jpg file with below properties and size 8.5MB pixel dimension: 2468 × 3484 pixels print size: 208.96 × 294.98 ...
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Images randomly not showing up

I just uploaded a website for a client which looked good while previewing locally. When I visit it on the server though some images aren't loading properly. It seems to be quite random, and sometimes ...
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Image SEO - always repeat main keyword in alt text?

I'm working on an Easter Island website and I'm currently redesigning my image system. Virtually all my photos are of Easter Island. My question is, should I always include the keywords "Easter ...
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Which is faster, adding rounded corners to images, or adding rounded corners in CSS

Which of the following will load faster, Creating a square image and adding rounded corners via CSS Adding rounded corners to the image by default and not using the extra css. Also, if 2 is ...
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Image Optimization for my site

I use a hosted CMS and do not have server side access so I cannot set expiry for images but was told it helps to optimize my images and improve my site speed. My question is what exactly does it mean ...
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How do I replace images with any other technique for better SEO?

My website has many images which aren't good since we have a lot of content inside of them which Google won't know about. So by using CSS or JS isn't there a solution with which we can convert these ...
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Is medium-resolution a good middle ground for web images?

I'm used to thinking of hi-res 300 ppi and above, and lo-res, 72 or 96. But today I got an image that was 240 ppi, and da boss wanted as high res as possible. It was a huge file, but when I resized ...
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how to retrieve img alt text with jquery or javascript? [closed]

Which is the code with which we can retreive alternative text of image: It is a Cataloge with clothes. Dressers, Shirts, Skirts e.t.c. in front page of a site. The featured images of the categories ...
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Is it bad SEO to embed an img tag in the middle of a sentence?

I recently received a web mockup that included a sidebar with a short paragraph of narrow text; a quote from a person. At the end of the quote, the mockup had a circular portrait of the person floated ...
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How do I delay a .gif image until the user scrolls down to it?

I have multiple .gif files that I want to post on a forum, it's powered by myBB. Anyways, I want these to load sequentially as the user scrolls. E.g first .gif loads, user scrolls down, second .gif ...
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How do I tell blogger which image is the thumbnail to use in data:post.thumbnailUrl?

I recently started with blogger. I was tweaking the homepage a bit to display thumbnail and post excerpts with read more link. A lot of websites say to use this kind of code: <b:if ...
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How does the Google Images preview panel work, and why is it not showing my image?

In Google Images, when an image is clicked in search results, an "image preview" appears with a blurry image (basically the cached low-res version) and then an updated, clearer version is swapper in ...
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How do I add a favicon to my website?

What markup is the modern standard for adding a favicon to my site? What is the standard image format and size?
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iPad and iPhone browser rotating images on site?

I am experiencing an odd occurance on a site I'm building right now where images are displayed 90 degrees different from how they are supposed to, but while maintaining the normal dimensions of the ...
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Creating a new site for media content that exists on another site

So I've looked around on this site, and read up on Google's duplicate content policy, etc., but haven't found an answer specific to my problem. This is going to be a bit long, but I think it's an ...
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image map does not work on Opera and Mozilla browsers (only Google Chrome) [closed]

I have created a WordPress blog and inserted an image with map and some links inside, but I can't open any link by pressing on the page using any browser except Google Chrome. This is the code: ...
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Is it worth to redirect images folder through .htaccess even if changes done in path to show on front end?

I am considering to move my images from folder site/userimages to subfolder site/images/userimages. The changes will be done in PHP files regarding the path change so that images do continue to show ...
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How do minor changes affect a page?

If an image file size were to change from 80kb to 100kb every couple of weeks, would the search bots notice this change and how would a minor change be interpreted? The page consists largley of text ...