Page titles, what is that all about?

14 Jul

Page titles, what is that all about?

This is going to be a quick post, but something very essential.

<title> is something that represent your web page and it is indeed helpful specially those who opens multiple websites on different tabs.

Page <title> should convey the content of the page and information about the portal. It’s very essential to provide appropriate page <title>. Why is it so important to have an unique page <title> is that if we have a multiple tabs opened on a browser, just by looking at the title, we should know what page we would be using.

Page <title> is inserted as part of page <header> and the coode looks like:


<html>
<head>
<title>
Page name: Portal name
</title>
<head>
...and then starts the <body> attribute.

It is Level A requirement of Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.0

Success Criterion 2.4.2 Page Titled: Web pages have titles that describe topic or purpose. (Level A)

So all web authors, look at your portals and ensure you have unique page <title>

Srinivasu Chakravarthula

BySrinivasu Chakravarthula

Srinivasu is an Accessibility evangelist with about 13 years of experience in the industry. That experience has developed Srinivasu to treat Accessibility not just his day job, but something close to his heart.

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