Is there a way to add an overlay...

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Wayanjaya wrote:
So whay you are saying is introduce a new "Colour Overlay Button", not a "New Solid Colour" that's where I was confused if that's the jist of your suggestion then that's one i am all for also


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Or just do it in Photoshop and have less code in your files. :D


This does work Ernie but you do lose out on SEO when you do this.


Steve,

Jeff was asking about a background image so it doesn't make any difference, does it? And even if you do this with an image in a row or column it can't affect the SEO if the image information is set up correct.

Unless I read the entire thread wrong. Lately that's a real possibility. :(
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using the "alt" tag on an image is not as effective as having actual content overlaid on a background image. This is especially true if you have a small Sentence you want to use. Here is an example, I am currently working on a website for a client and just above the contact form you will see three columns with background images and Inspirational sayings as the content.

If I were to use photoshop there is no way I could gain the same SEO from an "alt" tag.

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Steve,

I understand what you're saying about overlaying 'text' on top of an image but wasn't Jeff just asking about using a color overlay on an image?

That's why I guess I got the wrong idea about this thread.
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Ernie Hodge wrote:
Steve,

I understand what you're saying about overlaying 'text' on top of an image but wasn't Jeff just asking about using a color overlay on an image?

That's why I guess I got the wrong idea about this thread.

I also understood it as just wanting to use overlay on an image, in which case wouldn't make any difference to SEO, if it was already on when bringing into FF, in fact to be perfectly frank, there is sometimes too much emphasis put on SEO in my opinion, (depending on what a site is used & designed for) there are other factors that are more important in considering SEO as long as there is good well written content, and useful information, then a couple of images on a page as background won't make that much difference.

Anyway at the end of the day, one thing became cleared, was that he was suggesting introducing a colour overlay button for IMAGES adding to the funtionality of FF, not just a new solid colour background, which is where I got confused, in the beginning.
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Yes, Wayan explained exactly what I was looking for in his last paragraph. :)

Any of the SEO information was new info for me.
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I apologize I miss read the question. There will be no SEO impact on putting a color overlay on an image photoshopped or not.
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Jeff wrote:
If we have a background photo, is there a way to overlay a solid color on top of that image. For example, put a 50% opacity black on top of a photograph.

I see as a work around we can add a gradient using the same color/opacity as the start and end but wasn't sure if there was a simple way to add a single solid color overlay?


I think this video of mine will show you how to achieve that if I understand the question right.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hpu1PVQ_yRY
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