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 Chakravarthula is an accessibility evangelist for 12+ years. Accessibility is not just his profession but something that is very close to his heart. Srinivasu believes that technology plays an important role to make lives of people with disabilities independent. Srinivasu is recipient of Yahoo! Ratna and NCPEDP MphasiS Universal Design Award. Srinivasu is Certified Web Accessibility Specialist by International Association of Accessibility Professionals (IAAP). Srinivasu is also an individual Professional member of IAAP. Visit his personal website to learn more.

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