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Re: Hyperlinked titles are not obvious

From: Ian Jacobs <ij@w3.org>
Date: Mon, 20 Apr 2009 17:03:32 -0500
To: Wouter Bolsterlee <uws@xs4all.nl>
Message-Id: <7064C679-E222-4F56-9EE3-B6D993CC1362@w3.org>
Cc: site-comments@w3.org

On 31 Mar 2009, at 5:32 AM, Wouter Bolsterlee wrote:

> Hi,
>
> First of all, congratulations with the new design. The new site  
> makes it
> easier to find relevant information, and it looks much better as well!
>
> That said, it took me a while to discover that e.g. the 'HTML & CSS'  
> heading
> on http://beta.w3.org/standards/webdesign/ is actually the main  
> link, and
> not the additional links below. At first, I was under the impression  
> only
> the three additional links below the introductory paragraph could be
> clicked. It would be much more discoverable if it would be something  
> like
> this (hyperlinks denoted with square brackets):
>
>> [HTML & CSS]
>>
>> HTML and CSS are the fundamental technologies for building Web  
>> pages: HTML
>> (html and xhtml) for structure, CSS for style and layout. Find  
>> resources
>> for good Web page design as well as helpful tools.
>>
>> [More information about HTML & CSS]
>> Quick links: * [Best Practices for Authoring HTML], * [HTML], * [CSS]
>
> That's all for now. Keep up the good work!


Thank you for the comment, Wouter. Several people have indicated
that titles-as-links may be hard to find. I appreciate the suggestion
for a redundant "more X" link; I've added this to the issues list:
   http://www.w3.org/2009/04/beta-comments

  _ Ian

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