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Re: Heading overkill?

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From: Olaf Drümmer
Date: Mar 28, 2014 3:53PM


Hi Ryan,

My rule of thumb for headings is: if they would be included in a table of contents then they are headings, if not then they are not headings.

While slide decks often do not have a table of contents, if one were to create or include one - the rule of thumb still applies (and usually most people would arrive at the same conclusion whether some piece of text should be a heading or not).

Olaf


Am 28 Mar 2014 um 17:55 schrieb "Ryan E. Benson" < <EMAIL REMOVED> >:

> That was my thought, or just make the slide title an H1, since most people
> would not need the course title every single time.
>
> Does anybody know of an article that:
> - advocates what Birkir said? So I have more than, cause I said so.
> - says changing headings in times like this is fine?
>
> of course two different articles are fine.
>
> --
> Ryan E. Benson
>
>
> On Fri, Mar 28, 2014 at 12:35 PM, Birkir R. Gunnarsson <
> <EMAIL REMOVED> > wrote:
>
>> 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.
>> Cheers
>> -B
>> 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
>>> >>> >>> >>>
>>
>>
>> --
>> Work hard. Have fun. Make history.
>> >> >> >>
> > >