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Re: Fwd: Re: Document outline and the wrapper of the main content

From: Patrick H. Lauke <redux@splintered.co.uk>
Date: Thu, 02 Aug 2012 02:14:29 +0100
Message-ID: <5019D475.4090401@splintered.co.uk>
To: w3c-wai-ig@w3.org
On 02/08/2012 01:59, Michael Virant wrote:
> users typically dismiss logos and branding as eye candy
> - or hurdles to overcome for non sighted users.  Ditto navigation,
> advertisements and related content.
>
> As a rule I usually make the first element after the <body> tag the <h1>
> element - the page title.  This is followed by the content/article after
> which any frippery can be appended then positioned with CSS to "appear"
> in the flow of the user agent.
>
> Branding, navigation, asides, search, footers, advertising etc are not
> the most important elements of the document and as such should be
> relegated to their respective position in the reading sequence. Skip
> links are not required making template design easier and it gives users
> what they came here for - the content.

Navigation as a hurdle? Frippery? Interesting, except for users that 
want to actually navigate your site (as sites aren't just 
"document-centric" anymore).

P
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