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Krista Gallagher <[log in to unmask]>
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UofMN CSS Web Development <[log in to unmask]>
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Tue, 13 Apr 2010 22:29:33 -0500
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For search optimization purposes, we put the main content first in the  
HTML code. We're using wrapper divs and CSS positioning to allow the  
page content to display in a different order than the code. So:

1 - Content
2 - Navigation
3 - Footer
4 - Header


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Krista Gallagher
Web Developer
Medical Education, Advanced Technology Division
Medical School, University of Minnesota
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http://www.meded.umn.edu


On (Apr 13), at 4:01 PM, Ken Thompson wrote:

> Hello Everyone,
>
> I wanted to know what order most of you were putting the elements of  
> your website in the source code.
>
> Visually, website typically follow:
>
> Header
>
> Navigation
>
> Content
>
> Footer
>
> However, I've found that having the content first is better for both  
> accessibility and SEO.
>
> Do any of you practice this or something similar? What ordering do  
> you use?
>
> Thank You!
>
> Ken Thompson

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