|Create a title that means something.|
Lynch and Horton (1997)
Make titles unique and understandable out of context as most search engines list them in their search results page.
The title should ideally be less than 64 characters in length. That is, many applications will display document titles in window titles, menus, etc. where there is only limited room.
Thematic titles help users notice key points.
Original Titles from Tim Berners-Lee:
LugeNet: An Overview of the Luge
TimBL: Quantum-Gravity Effects in Mononucleosis
Challenge: Improve these Titles...
See: Ameritech (1997), Berners-Lee (1995), Dumas (1988), Frisse (1987), Levine (1997), Lynch & Horton (1997), Nielsen (1996), Waite (1982), Wallace (1985)
|Other tips on making your Web prose easy to scan:
|Bibliography||List of web sites, research articles, and textbooks used to develop the tips.|
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