Designing the head of a Web page
Every page should start with a title. In HTML, there are two kinds of titles:
<title>...</title>) is displayed by most browsers in a separate window, even if the page has been scrolled down.
<h1>...</h1>) appears initially at the top of the main text window in a large, easy-to-read font, but it may be scrolled off.
Hence, it is probably a good idea to use both title types on each page. For clarity, use the same text in both titles.
Some designers like to include navigational links at the top
of the page, even above the
<h1> title. For example,
you might have a line something like this:
Next / Previous / Home / Table of contents / Indexwhere each word or phrase is a link to the next topic, previous topic, first page, contents page, or index. If you always use the same format, even in cases where there is no previous or next page, then the user can click through sequential material without moving the pointing device.
For more discussion on how to provide navigational links, see `Designing the end links of a Web page'.
John Shipman, firstname.lastname@example.org
Last updated: 1995/12/19 18:39:54 UT