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Offline kitz

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Alt tag for new button
« on: January 23, 2018, 02:38:35 PM »
Is it possible to add an alt tag for the 'new' button please 

It has recently come to my attention just how many forum members are not aware that this button is a link to the last new post.  :(
Whilst there is an alt tag for the front page of the forum, there isnt once you get inside the board section - see image below.

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Re: Alt tag for new button
« Reply #1 on: January 23, 2018, 02:55:03 PM »
I'd like to endorse this request. I recently discovered members with a few thousand posts were unaware that the NEW was a link - they just thought it was a notification that there were new posts in the topic and then manually found the first unread post!
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Re: Alt tag for new button
« Reply #2 on: January 23, 2018, 02:56:21 PM »
if this is added, it will not be in SMF 2.0 as it is feature locked.

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Re: Alt tag for new button
« Reply #3 on: January 23, 2018, 03:20:12 PM »
I checked on this forum, new icons(images) has alt tags on them.


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Re: Alt tag for new button
« Reply #4 on: January 23, 2018, 03:21:15 PM »
maybe we need a better alt tag on it.

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Re: Alt tag for new button
« Reply #5 on: January 23, 2018, 03:31:03 PM »
Current "New" on the frontpage (here)
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<a href="https://www.simplemachines.org/community/index.php?action=unread;board=185" title="New Posts (Topics: 46, Posts: 309)"><img src="https://static.simplemachinesweb.com/smf/default/images/english-utf8/new.gif" class="new_posts" alt=""></a>
Current "New" inside a board (here)
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<a href="https://www.simplemachines.org/community/index.php?topic=558351.msg3954766#new" id="newicon3957753"><img src="https://static.simplemachinesweb.com/smf/default/images/english-utf8/new.gif" alt="New"></a>

The difference in terms of telling if it's a link or not - non existent in my opinion. I could be wrong of course, but to me the only visible difference is that the frontpage offers a popup with some stats on mouse over.
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Re: Alt tag for new button
« Reply #6 on: January 23, 2018, 03:32:12 PM »
i think the difference is the title is missing from the new button.