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2.01.02.a Images in context: Answers

Jonathan

Jonathan is better

All the bandages are off, as are the casts.

He's feeling a lot better too, and running around as if the accident had never ever happened.

Here's the most recent photo of Jonathan, as you can see his injuries have completely healed.

What would make an appropriate alt attribute for the image?

  • Wrong option None: alt="". The image is directly referred to by the text.
  • Correct option: Jonathan. The text is talking about Jonathan, not the laptop or what he is doing.
  • Wrong option Toddler playing with laptop.
  • Wrong option Laptops so simple a child can use them.
  • Wrong option Pantone colour filter: ST304S.

Toddler playing with laptop

Dime laptops

The new range of notebooks come complete with a suite of programs designed to make your digital life easier.

Featuring good looks and ergonomic design. With a technical specification that's second to none.

A laptop so cool it even plays with the kids.

What would make an appropriate alt attribute for the image?

  • Correct option: None: alt="". The image could be considered to not add any further meaning or function.
  • Wrong option Jonathan.
  • Correct option: Toddler playing with laptop. The child and the laptop are important so the alt attribute should reflect this.
  • Wrong option Laptops so simple a child can use them.
  • Wrong option Pantone colour filter: ST304S.

Pantone colour filter: ST304S

Pantone filter ST304S

A monochrome blue filter from the catalogue. The image depicts the filters effect as applied to the standard image. All red information is removed leaving only green and blue hues.

What would make an appropriate alt attribute for the image?

  • Wrong option None: alt="". The image is directly referred to by the content.
  • Wrong option Jonathan
  • Wrong option Toddler playing with laptop
  • Wrong option Laptops so simple a child can use them.
  • Correct option: Pantone colour filter: ST304S. The only thing important about the image is it's colour.

Learning outcome

The image's alt text depends on the content.


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