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The H1 Debate

My tweet last week sparked a large discussion , and so I decided to try and find some opinions, and hopefully definitive answers to the H1 debate.

The debate seems to polarise the web community, with many web designers using differing methods. Some tag the logo as an H1 element whilst others using the H1 for the page title.

Twitter Opinions

During the weekend, I spent a few hours with serial Twitter developer Ollie Parsley and we created www.h1debate.com. The website was massively more popular than either of us imagined which in the space of a week, had been featured on over 20 websites, visited over 3,000 times and has had over 300 unique votes on the subject.

As of 6th Feb 2009, the ratio is split 70/30, with 70% of people preferring to use the H1 tag for the main heading, and 30% opting to wrap the company name or logo around an H1. Continue reading

Design Work on FootyTweets

A site I have recently done some design work on has been launched by Ollie Parsley this week. FootyTweets allow you to follow your favourite football team and get tweets of news and goal updates as they happen.

Ollie has also been working on a Rugby and Cricket version and I think there are plans for a Motorsport version too.

I thought the project was a really good idea, and so volunteered my services to produce a quick PhotoShop mockup and XHTML design, from which Ollie could base the sites on. I initially based the site around a 12 column grid design, with each team crest taking up column and used a template from the extremely useful 960.gs site.

footy tweets grid design

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