From studying SEO posts elsewhere on this site, it sound as if text nav links are preferred by the search bots, and can be one part of the process for higher ranking. I am exploring this option and wondering how to make them look really good. If the nav text sits on top of a graphic layer, is the text still easily picked up by the serchbots? Any advice I can get on how to make nav links look great that searchbots will "love" without resorting to js rollovers or images with alt text would be greatly appreciated.
You should not have a problem using a background behind text links, just make sure that the text links have plenty of contrast and are easy to view for your readers. Spiders will crawl those links with no problem.
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[edited by: OrganicPop at 11:31 pm (utc) on Nov. 28, 2006]
If CSS is not familiar then why do some rummaging in the CSS forum library [webmasterworld.com] - this will give you a decent starting point.
Thankyou both for the suggestions. Yes, I use css but have not learned about "sliding doors" yet...something to look forward to. Judging by the no. of responses, I guess creating seo-friendly graphics is unfamiliar ground for some. Thanks again, -Doug