Originally Posted by luvs2ride1979
Just an FYI, using pictures instead of real text is bad for search engine optimization, which is important for a business on the web. It takes a lot more work to keep a no-text page in search results than one with text that the web crawlers can "read." Web crawlers or spiders are programs that travel from page to page and site to site gathering web sites and information for search engines. They look at code, meta tags, and page text. The more you have for them to look at, the better
Dunno if you were addressing myself, but I never have and never will do a website that is almost completely constructed of images...that does not
translate well in all browsers! *cough cough*dial-up*cough*
If you look at my examples, the background (lay-out) is the only images, besides photos added in amidst the text. The content is all hand written text. I do use meta tags in the head for the lil' robots.
I hand code the pages with pretty basic html. I do think a image lay-out is crucial for a buisness like horses, but not much at all for any other sort of biz that is selling a product or service.
But horses are pretty visual! I think a bit of online visual merchandising is a good thing!