Some articles I've read say that you should use text instead of images wherever possible because search engines can't read images.
Elsewhere I've read that you should try and code your page so that the <H1> tag of your document, which should also match the page's <title> appears as close to the <body> tag as possible, which I would guess would involve some creative CSS positioning (when I get around to redesigning our site).
So my question is in two parts:
- How important is it, from an SEO point of view, to have text rather than graphical elements for your navigation, company logo, website title etc?
- Does the way your page is structured in CSS have an effect on SEO too?