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#2840 closed enhancement (wontfix)

[patch] Reorder titles in the django documentation

Reported by: anonymous Owned by: adrian
Component: *.djangoproject.com Version:
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Cc: Triage Stage: Unreviewed
Has patch: yes Needs documentation: no
Needs tests: no Patch needs improvement: no
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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.

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reverse_title_order.diff (3.0 KB) - added by adurdin at gmail dot com 8 years ago.
Patch to django_website to reorder titles

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comment:1 Changed 8 years ago by ubernostrum

  • Resolution set to wontfix
  • Status changed from new to closed

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 8 years ago by anonymous

  • Resolution wontfix deleted
  • Status changed from closed to reopened

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 8 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 8 years ago by ubernostrum

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 8 years ago by adrian

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 8 years ago by adrian

  • priority changed from highest to low

Changed 8 years ago by adurdin at gmail dot com

Patch to django_website to reorder titles

comment:7 Changed 8 years ago by anonymous

  • Summary changed from Reorder titles in the django documentation to [patch] Reorder titles in the django documentation

comment:8 Changed 8 years ago by jacob

  • Resolution set to wontfix
  • Status changed from reopened to closed

comment:9 Changed 8 years ago by anonymous

  • Resolution wontfix deleted
  • Status changed from closed to reopened

comment:10 Changed 8 years ago by jacob

  • Resolution set to wontfix
  • Status changed from reopened to closed

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

comment:11 Changed 8 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 8 years ago by anonymous

  • Resolution wontfix deleted
  • Status changed from closed to reopened

this is useful, change the titles!

comment:13 Changed 8 years ago by anonymous

  • Owner changed from jacob to adrian
  • Status changed from reopened to new

comment:14 Changed 8 years ago by jacob

  • Resolution set to wontfix
  • Status changed from new to closed

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

comment:15 Changed 8 years ago by anonymous

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

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