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Home » development » Documentation » needs better titles for tabbed browsing needs better titles for tabbed browsing [message #17173] Sun, 03 December 2006 17:36 Go to next message
davidbjames  is currently offline davidbjames
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What is your experience while browsing with tabs?[ 16 vote(s) ]
1.I like the page titles as they are. 3 / 19%
2.Not much of an issue, but page titles could be better. 7 / 44%
3.Difficult, I wish there were better page titles. 6 / 38%

My subject pretty much says it all. When I am training/developing with symfony I often have many tabs open to different parts of the symfony site (i.e. tutorials, wiki, api viewer, documentation, forum, etc). However, they all say either "symfony PHP5 framework..." or "symfony - open-source...", which makes it near impossible to know which tab pertains to what location.

"symfony framework forum" --> "Forum - symfony framework"
"symfony - open-source PHP5 web framework" --> "Class sfAction - API - symfony...".
(Tabs tend to truncate the title when there are many tabs, so it is better IMO to have the most specific part of the title first)

[Updated on: Tue, 05 December 2006 16:31]

Re: needs better titles for tabbed browsing [message #17392 is a reply to message #17173 ] Wed, 06 December 2006 15:15 Go to previous messageGo to next message
mikenolan  is currently offline mikenolan
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I often use reversed breadcrumb trail separated by pipes in the title.
Re: needs better titles for tabbed browsing [message #17630 is a reply to message #17173 ] Sun, 10 December 2006 23:26 Go to previous messageGo to next message
COil  is currently offline COil
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I must admit i never cared about it Rolling Eyes

[Updated on: Thu, 04 January 2007 23:53]

my Symfony Blog -
The symfony web debug bar as a standalone library : PEAR::PHP_Debug
Re: needs better titles for tabbed browsing [message #18950 is a reply to message #17173 ] Thu, 04 January 2007 19:25 Go to previous message
pipp  is currently offline pipp
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I'm not the only one who thinks this is important:

page title: not only does it help users with several browser windows open to find yours, but it is also very important for search sites indexing

From the docs

<edit>author is probably referring to different sites, but the same principle holds true for pages within a site IMO. Firefox 2 now has a tab menu on the right, so it would be OK now if "symfony..." were first -- but the title still needs a page descriptive IMO</edit>

[Updated on: Thu, 04 January 2007 19:30]

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