Opened 10 years ago

Closed 10 years ago

Last modified 10 years ago

#2840 closed enhancement (wontfix)

[patch] Reorder titles in the django documentation

Reported by: anonymous Owned by: Adrian Holovaty
Component: *.djangoproject.com Version:
Severity: minor Keywords:
Cc: Triage Stage: Unreviewed
Has patch: yes Needs documentation: no
Needs tests: no Patch needs improvement: no
Easy pickings: UI/UX:

Description

The titles in the Django Documentation are far from being useful if you want to really learn Django and have several tabs open at once. All I can see is "Django | Documentation.." and that on every tab (of at least 10). That's why I request that you reorder the titles so that the actual content title goes first, for example "Sessions | Documentation | Django". I already got headaches from clicking around on my tabs to see what page is open where.

Attachments (1)

reverse_title_order.diff (3.0 KB) - added by adurdin at gmail dot com 10 years ago.
Patch to django_website to reorder titles

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Change History (16)

comment:1 Changed 10 years ago by James Bennett

Resolution: wontfix
Status: newclosed

I'm not sure this would really be helpful; different browsers truncate tab titles in different ways, and there's no particular order which is guaranteed to always show the "most relevant" bit when the tab title gets truncated.

comment:2 Changed 10 years ago by anonymous

Resolution: wontfix
Status: closedreopened

The suggest order would indeed improve usability. As you can read at http://www.456bereastreet.com/archive/200410/document_titles_and_title_separators/ it is recommended by web design professionals such as Roger Johansson.

comment:3 Changed 10 years ago by JayK

And from the article posted there's a link to Adrian's blog that says the same thing (headline first, title second):

http://www.holovaty.com/blog/archive/2002/10/25/1742

"With that in mind, it appears the best solution is "headline, site name" -- the technique used by washingtonpost.com. That lets users scan a list of titles easily while retaining the site's name for purposes of branding and familiarity."

comment:4 Changed 10 years ago by James Bennett

If we want to talk about the usability of the order, in the context of reading the entire title, than that's a different story. But the fact remains that in the context of tabs truncating page titles, there is no one solution because browsers don't all truncate in the same way, which is why I closed this the first time around.

comment:5 Changed 10 years ago by Adrian Holovaty

I agree that we should fix this on the Django documentation titles; "Django" should be at the end of the titles, not the beginnings.

comment:6 Changed 10 years ago by Adrian Holovaty

priority: highestlow

Changed 10 years ago by adurdin at gmail dot com

Attachment: reverse_title_order.diff added

Patch to django_website to reorder titles

comment:7 Changed 10 years ago by anonymous

Summary: Reorder titles in the django documentation[patch] Reorder titles in the django documentation

comment:8 Changed 10 years ago by Jacob

Resolution: wontfix
Status: reopenedclosed

comment:9 Changed 10 years ago by anonymous

Resolution: wontfix
Status: closedreopened

comment:10 Changed 10 years ago by Jacob

Resolution: wontfix
Status: reopenedclosed

Hello anonymous - please don't reopen tickets without a reason!

comment:11 Changed 10 years ago by Jeremy Dunck <jdunck@…>

There is a greasemonkey user script that programmatically does this for you on the client-side: GreasemonkeyScriptForSmallTitles

comment:12 Changed 10 years ago by anonymous

Resolution: wontfix
Status: closedreopened

this is useful, change the titles!

comment:13 Changed 10 years ago by anonymous

Owner: changed from Jacob to Adrian Holovaty
Status: reopenednew

comment:14 Changed 10 years ago by Jacob

Resolution: wontfix
Status: newclosed

Please stop reopening this one; it's been discussed to death.

comment:15 Changed 10 years ago by anonymous

For goodness sake, use Ctrl-F (Cmd-F)! :)

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