How do you look without images?

How do you look without images?

Summary: Have you ever considered how your website looks if the user has images turned off?I only ask because I have tethered my Android phone to my laptop using EasyTether (darned proprietary software but I couldn't get the Free stuff to work).

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Have you ever considered how your website looks if the user has images turned off?

I only ask because I have tethered my Android phone to my laptop using EasyTether (darned proprietary software but I couldn't get the Free stuff to work).

My carrier's limit is 1GB of data per month. Plenty, or so I thought, but it's amazing how quickly you can chomp through data.

So I have turned off all images and flash movies in my web browser when on the move. The downside to this is that lot's of websites look shockingly bad with images turned off. As in, "no navigation, bad". That's pretty bad.

Two examples out of the pot are Speakers for Schools and GreenGeeks hosting. See shocking images below for full expose:

Question is, how does your site look?

Green Geeks website sans images
GreenGeeks website with browser images turned off

Speakers for Schools website sans images
Speakers for Schools website with browser images turned off

Topic: Software Development

Jake Rayson

About Jake Rayson

A web designer since the 20th century, I am a pragmatic advocate of Free Software and I use proprietary software when appropriate. I made the full-time switch to Linux back in 2007, and my desktop tools of choice are Linux Mint, Inkscape, GIMP and Sublime Text.

As a Front End Developer, my core skills are HTML5, CSS3 and jQuery, and my working life reflects my commitment to open standards and accessible websites (ie accessible by everyone, regardless of browser, platform, ability or technology).

For web publishing platforms, I use WordPress for ease of use and Drupal for more complex solutions.

I am also learning about Ruby, Rails, Sinatra and CoffeeScript. I like the minimalist Ruby Way. To this end, my personal portfolio website is built with NestaCMS.

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