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Re: Heading overkill?


From: Birkir R. Gunnarsson
Date: Mar 28, 2014 10:35AM

Those slides need a good and proper beheading, for their own good.
Headings are useless, from a navigational point of view, when they sit
next to each other in content order.
While these certainly communicate the content hierarchy to a degree,
the context of the text more than adequately does that by itself, in
my opinion from the humble pie farm.
I would recommend an h1 for the course and an h2 for the title of each
one of the slides.
At least no more than 2 out of the 4 lines should be headings, ideally
the title of the slide should be one, because that is where the user
is most likely to be going.
Birkir Gunnarsson
Accessibility SME | Deque Systems

On 3/28/14, Ryan E. Benson < <EMAIL REMOVED> > wrote:
> Hi All,
> I am reviewing a course, and I feel like they used headings a bit too
> liberally.
> Each page is designed like a slide, and one title per "slide":
> <h1>Course Title</h1>
> <h2>Module title</h2>
> <h3>Lesson Title</h3>
> <h4>slide title</h4>
> // couple lines of content
> Can I get some feedback on this?
> --
> Ryan E. Benson
> > > >

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