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    Question Site and Page Titles

    I would like to start a poll and discussion here about which is more semantically correct for a corporate web site (that does not require an image-based logo)? See the 3 options here: http://www.simplebits.com/bits/simplequiz/#entry577

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    Probably the best solution was one of the comments:
    HTML Code:
    <head>
      <title>Widget Co, Inc. | List of Widgets</title>
    </head>
    
    <body>
    <div id="logo">
      Widget Co, Inc.
    </div>
    <h1>List of Widgets</h1>

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    I think the best solution would be like...

    Code:
    <head>
        <title>Widget Co, Inc. - List Of Widgets</title>
    </head>
    <body>
        <h1>Widget Co, Inc.</h1>
        <h2>List Of Widgets</h2>
    </body>
    The name of the company is the main page header, so it should be <h1>, which is used for the main page header. The "List Of Widgets" section is actually a sub-section of "Widget Co, Inc.", so it should use an <h2>, and if there are sub-sections for "List Of Widgets", like categories, then they should be done with <h3>. As for the title text, just my personal preference, no reasoning behind it

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    I agree with megaman... a logo often has text included and if graphics are switched off, the text alternative should be available.

    I do differ on the <title> organisation but thats a personal preference. I prefer to put the page title first, then the company name. It just reads better for me.
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    Quote Originally Posted by megamanXplosion
    The name of the company is the main page header, so it should be <h1>, which is used for the main page header. The "List Of Widgets" section is actually a sub-section of "Widget Co, Inc.", so it should use an <h2>, and if there are sub-sections for "List Of Widgets", like categories, then they should be done with <h3>. As for the title text, just my personal preference, no reasoning behind it
    I'd disagree there. Although yes, you could say the company name is the top-level of the heirarchy, I think <h1> is better used to indicate the title of the document, so it's not the same site-wide.

    When navigating the site, it's probably more usable to have the h1 identify the page rather than the site.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bigsi
    I do differ on the <title> organisation but thats a personal preference. I prefer to put the page title first, then the company name. It just reads better for me.
    Another benefit to that: if a user has a tabbed browser (i.e. Firefox or Opera) and has many of your pages open in different tabs, they can still see what each page is about and not a ton of "Widget Co. |..." tabs .


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