When I try to publish as static html my 'index.html' file doesn't contain anything other than the usual code. There is no ordinary HTML. What I'm trying to do is add alt tags so I can improve the file's SEO
To add SEO friendly title and alt tags, try this (See capture)
1. for 'title' select any element, then from the Properties > Accessibility panel add the 'Title';
2. to add the 'alt', which applies to images, you need to change the default element type from 'div' to 'img', then you will see the 'Alt' area appear for the selected image element in the Properties Panel.
Then File > Publish Settings and ensure the Web > Publish content as Static HTML is enabled. Save.
Then File > Publish.
If you view source of the published version in the browser you will see your assigned 'title' and 'alt' information.
Thanks-- just what I needed to know. I wish the manual was as thorough as you are. I even had an online chat with Adobe help and they couldn't figure it out.
Awesome - glad to assist.