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Add a caption to an image — if you can

So you want to add a caption to an image. As Hans points out in his latest blog post, Captioneering, it’s a technique as old as images and captions. But even with HTML5 figure and figcaption tags, replicating some basic captioning is not straightforward. There are tricks to implementing traditional print captions and now-next-new ways of captioning for the web. Hans talks about different techniques, how to implement them and what to avoid. And while Hans calls out various complications, somehow the reader walks away with a clearer picture — with captions!

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