Are you tired of visiting a new website with your text browser only to be confronted by "[LINK] ... [LINK] ... [LINK] ... [LINK] ... [LINK] ..."? Now you can turn the tables on those who fail to use ALT text in their graphical links. Just use the text labels on your web site as ALT text for one or more of the images available in my textgifs.zip archive and your site will still look the same for text browsers but will display an un-informative "" string for your links. Dress up your site with other images that contain the strings "[APPLET]", "[EMBED]", "[IMAGE]", "[INLINE]", "[ISMAP]", "[LINK]", and "[USEMAP]". Now your site can be as difficult to navigate for graphical browsers as other sites are to navigate with lynx.
Download textgifs.zip or read the description of the contents first.
If you are short of disk space, you might choose to download just the three images I used on my protest pages:
For each image, the first characters of the name indicate the text in the image and the last two characters indicate the colour combination.
Name Starts with APPLET -- Size = 986 -- Text = [APPLET] Name Starts with EMBED -- Size = 986 -- Text = [EMBED] Name Starts with IMAGE -- Size = 971 -- Text = [IMAGE] Name Starts with INLINE -- Size = 971 -- Text = [INLINE] Name Starts with ISMAP -- Size = 968 -- Text = [ISMAP] Name Starts with LINK -- Size = 946 -- Text = [LINK] Name Starts with USEMAP -- Size = 998 -- Text = [USEMAP] Last 2 characters Foreground on Background BG Black on Grey BW Black on White GB Grey on Black GW Grey on White WB White on Black WG White on Grey
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