SIGIA-L Mail Archives: Re: SIGIA-L: Page identification codes i
Re: SIGIA-L: Page identification codes in ID
From: Paola Kathuria (paola_at_limitless.co.uk)
Date: Thu Nov 30 2000 - 13:53:11 EST
David Parisi wrote:
> many users rely heavily on the [page] title
Do you have a reference for this?
To add to the case for a different page titles for each web
page, remember that when a page is bookmarked, it's the page
title that gets added to the boomark menu. It is also used as
the main linked in a search engine results list. If results
list multiple matches on the same site, having distinguising
titles would help people locate the most relevant page.
As for what should go in the site title, I used to always
adopt the "breadcrumb" approach of "Site name: section:
sub-section: page name" (e.g., Acme Ltd: About us: History)
but this a) often leads to overly long titles and
b) de-emphasises the current page by putting it on the right
(although I have just realised that I could reverse the list:
History | About us | Acme Ltd).
More recently I have gone for a single phrase that includes
the site name and the page title (e.g., "The history of the
Acme company"), thus losing structural cues information.
What are other people's preferences of what to put in the
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