MikeNoLastName - 10:44 am on Dec 16, 2012 (gmt 0)
G Keeps insisting it is "always about the user experience", but when someone out-thinks them outside the box, they come up with dumb limitations like this. I really think they should just post a single template and dictate "Here is what ye webpage shall look like for evermore servant, so we can suck all the information we need to make our own information engine tops.... or else"
(oh wait they already have with that silly Data highlighter tool! Has anyone tried using that yet it is useless if you type all your data freehand. I was literally screaming at it to stop ASSUMING!)
So, Okay, how about this situation. We used to have 3 links to the home page. One in the footer, and two in the header (all the better to innocently make it a BETTER USER EXPERIENCE! )
When we heard about this multiple links thing we went back and evaluated things. In the header we had a logo linked to the home page: <A HREF="example.com"><IMG SRC= ALT="Widget Info"></A>
followed right below it (<BR>)
by some loose keyword text: "<A HREF="example.com">For more information about widgets click here</A>"
So when we heard about this we got creative (again) and simply deleted the footer link and in the two header links, we deleted the second A HREF and </A> and changed it to:
<A HREF="example.com"><IMG SRC= ALT="Widget Info"><BR>For more information about widgets click here</A>"
So in summary we have a graphic logo with an alt text PLUS plain text following on the next line all packed into ONE link. Granted it might not pass the very latest w3 org specs, (haven't really checked) but has anyone tried that and should that make things worse or better. Can't really tell one way or the other for us, as G hates us no matter what.