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I have taken a part-time job, and it's definitely affecting my blogging time. I'll continue to post here as I am able.

Friday, July 10, 2009

Lynx Helps Analyze Web Sites and Blogs

The Lynx Viewer is a program that returns the text mode view of a web page. Thus, it removes all images, notes the names of those images if you have provided an ALT tag, and presents frames in a linear fashion from left to right and top to bottom.

This gives you at least two pieces of important information. First, this is how search engines see your site. Links are numbered in brackets, internal frames are labeled as such with their linking address, and all text appears as... text. At the end is a list of the link numbers with their corresponding links.

This can also help you understand how the web site will appear to the vision impaired who have set their browsers to see only enlarged text. All text is rendered in only an 80-column output.

For occasional use, you can enter a URL at Yellowpipe- Lynx. For regular use it is recommended that you download the tool to your local computer.