Here's a strange way of presenting photos and photo captions on a news article page.
On ABCNEWS.com, wire story photos are displayed adjacent to headlines, but their captions are all the way at the foot of pages. Photos and captions are tied via an internal link.
Check out these examples:
- King Air Planes Are Charter Favorite
- Nicole Kidman Not Ready for New Relationship
- Jam Master Jay Created New Sound
On each of those pages, you don't see the caption of the lead photo until you either scroll down or click the photo credit (e.g. "AP photo"). There's a section titled "photo credit and caption" at the bottom of the page.
What the heck?
This does help keep the top of news story pages uncluttered, but I question whether moving caption information to the bottom of the page is throwing the baby out with the bathwater. Seems to me this is a workaround to a poorly thought-out design.