How To Create Simple, Stylish and Swappable Image Captions

Published December 3, 2009 by saurav.roy.

Image Captions

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…