While they say a picture is worth a thousand words, not every image is self-explanatory. Sometimes a few words of description or context can make the difference between a confusing image and a clarifying one. That’s why image captions are often a good idea.
I’ve always liked the idea of giving images captions, but I rarely do. And why not? It seems to me that most image caption solutions out there:
- Require a lot of excess HTML,
- Make it difficult to redesign (because of the rigidity, usually),
- Don’t make the relationship between image and caption clear, or
- All of the above.
Today, I propose a solution that addresses many — if not all — of these concerns. Read On…