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Discussion on: 3 attributes your images must have!

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Allison Walker

My opinion is using an image as a background is OK, if the purpose is purely decorative, like a pattern. Even then, there might be a way to convert the image into SVG or use a CSS pattern, which would reduce bandwidth, depending on the image. I guess if using an image as a background is absolutely necessary, it's probably possible to include a caption to explain what the image is about.

I find that using alt tags is really helpful also when testing a site, and seeing an image didn't get uploaded. The alt tag helps me know which image it is, rather than hunting down a random image out of hundreds.

And I did not know lazy loading was an attribute for images, but now I will try it out!