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Re: Should site logos be H# tags?


From: Patrick H. Lauke
Date: Nov 16, 2005 7:40PM

Austin, Darrel wrote:

> Is it annoying to navigate pages via headers and hear the site/subsite
> on each and every page? Or would people prefer to have the H1 be the
> first header of unique content on that page? Or is this just a really
> minor issue?

Personally, I'd say it's a minor issue as long as you're *consistent* -
once you decide that you indeed want your H1 to always be the site name,
stick with it. Provided that you don't try to stuff hundreds of keywords
into that H1 "Widget.com - the home of the best widgets on the web ...
you want a widget? We've got your widget...blah blah" (as the ALT text
for an image of the company logo wrapped in the H1, for instance), I'd
say that if the content that follows is interesting and relevant, users
will be fine with it. There are far more fundamental issues that can
make a user get annoyed and leave your site...

Patrick H. Lauke