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Use heading tags appropriately
Posted by Ouali Rezouali on 12 December 2012 02:18 PM

 

Use heading tags appropriately

 

Use heading tags to emphasize important text

 

Heading tags (not to be confused with the <head> HTML tag or HTTP headers) are used to present structure on the page to users. There are six sizes of heading tags, beginning with <h1>, the most important, and ending with <h6>, the least important (1).

 

Since heading tags typically make text contained in them larger than normal text on the page, this is a visual cue to users that this text is important and could help them understand something about the type of content underneath the heading text. Multiple heading sizes used in order create a hierarchical structure for your content, making it easier for users to navigate through your document.

 

 

Customizing the headings of your Cabanova Website Text Content

 

Headings of your Websites text content are heading tags.


You can follow the above instructions to structure well your text content and use heading where advised by simply using the text editor
within the Sitebuilder:


You can customize your text font, size, style or align it by proceeding as follows:

 

Left-click on the text box to edit it

 

 

- Using the mouse, select the text within the text box

 

 

- You can then select the text font of your choice from the Font Dropdown list and it will be automatically applied to the selected text

 

- You can change the text size by selecting the size of your choice from the ‘Font Size’ Dropdown list

 

 

 For more details regarding Text formatting, please check the Texte Customization Tutorials.

 

Best Practices

 

Imagine you're writing an outline

Similar to writing an outline for a large paper, put some thought into what the main points and subpoints of the content on the page will be and decide where to use heading tags appropriately.

 

Avoid:

- placing text in heading tags that wouldn't be helpful in defining the structure of the page
- using heading tags where other tags like <em> and <strong> may be more appropriate
- erratically moving from one heading tag size to another

 

Use headings sparingly across the page

Use heading tags where it makes sense. Too many heading tags on a page can make it hard for users to scan the content and determine where one topic ends and another begins.

 

Avoid:

- excessively using heading tags throughout the page
- putting all of the page's text into a heading tag
- using heading tags only for styling text and not presenting structure

 

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