mrgoat wrote:It does look brilliant. However, if it was my site, I would use a machine readable font for them. Google cannot read the lovely Vernon font and thus all those brilliant names, and thus brilliant google juice, is going to waste.
Actually, those are simple graphic's using the font. They all have appropriate ALT= tages and the names in the actual interview listings as well. For example, the Image attributes for the David Williamson button on the left looks like this : <img src="/storage/SOMWILLIAMSON200LEFT.jpg" alt="Magician David Williamson" />
Here's a video from the official Google Webmaster Blog that explains how they look at ALT Tags for images when Google crawls your site : www.bit.ly/bYjaTj
mrgoat wrote:And actually, higher up my list would be to make the image names not
SOMWILLIAMSON200LEFT.jpg but David_Williamson.jpg
etc to each of the names on the side nav.
Unfortunately, I have several images for each interview so I'd have a 250 pixel image for the interview ID3/Graphic, the one that appears at the top for the Spirit of Magic and in some cases one for the person when they appear on This Week in Magic and the ID3 for that as well. I guess I could do David_Williamson1.jpg etc... but it helps to keep them from conflicting and overwriting one another. According to everything that I've been able to find. the ALT tag is just as important as far a Google Juice goes.
If anyone has a better alternative that I haven't considered, I am always willing to listen & Learn