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Re: ready to submit?
From David A at South Philly Diecast on 4 Nov '99
replying to ready to submit? posted by Rasto

>Please take a look at my site, especially these three pages:
>"use of crystal"
>from the menu on the left. I would like to submit these pages with search engines. Are they ready? What should I do to improve them?
>Also, I ran the website garage diagnostic tool on one of the pages and I have recieved about 2 milion warnings on HTML design. Something like:"Good HTML style uses an 'alt' attribute in <img>". It goes for all my roll-overs, which I created in Image ready. Shoud I be worried about this? How much weight should I put on this analysis.
>Thanks Rasto

The meta tags on the history page looked OK, but how come there were no meta tags on your main page? To get rid of those errors you can include ALT="" in each image tag. To optimize the html you can remove any "" from numbers; for example height=5 not height="5". The javascript rollover you are using can be duplicated exactly using style sheets and the hover property. Netscape folks would not get the rollover effect, but everything is still easily identified as a link.

Check out our page as an example. It has a rollover style menu (IE only) with no JS or images. Javascript dramatically slows down the loading of your page. Since there are no images menu items can be added or removed very easily. This is an important consideration when considering the maintenance of the page.

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