Category Archives: graphics

Logo Replacement

There are so many image replacement techniques out there I’ve lost count. Some using negative margins, super-small fonts or display:none, the reports are that some of them aren’t accessible.

But why replace images at all? Isn’t the alt attribute meant to replace images with text, rather than a contortion of CSS techniques?

For the MOE Website we used negative margins to do the image replacement for the MOE crest on the top left. However, under it is a black-and-white version of the crest. This is used in the printer styles, and will also be printed by browsers that aren’t CSS-enabled. The black-and-white crest has alt text to make it accessible should images be turned off.

I’m sure there are many ways to skin this particular cat.


Favicon Creation has a nifty online tool to create favicons, but the background of your favicons will be white. For proper transparent favicons, download the favicon (.ico) photoshop plugin from telegraphics.