Using text as text vs. using text as an image


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Using text as text vs. using text as an image

Seeing as our typographical options are somewhat limited when it comes to the fonts that can be displayed on the web, you might be tempted to simply save your text out as an image and then place those images accordingly in your web pages. This is definitely a way around the font issue that we see as designers. But at the same time it goes against the best practices and it can cause several serious headaches. By using images in your designs instead of actual text, you're not providing selectable or searchable text for your end user; therefore, you're limiting their ability to interact with your content.

You're also killing the accessibility of your site for people with disabilities and doing irreparable harm to your SEO as well. Not to mention the fact that if you save your text out as an image versus using live text, you won't be able to change or modify that text unless you go back into Photoshop, make your changes, then re-export and re-upload it to the serv...

Using text as text vs. using text as an image
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Using text as text vs. using text as an image provides you with in-depth training on Web. Taught by Justin Seeley as part of the Photoshop CS6 for Web Design (2012)

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