April 2010


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Blaine Cross <[log in to unmask]>
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Thu, 15 Apr 2010 13:51:20 -0500
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College of Continuing Education does much the same as what Krista describes for Medical Education.

It isn't hard to do, though be sure to test your CSS and layout carefully, especially in IE6. Thorough testing to fix those CSS quirks can take up a big chunk of your development time.

Blaine Cross    Phone: 612-625-5569   Email: [log in to unmask] 

-----Original Message-----
From: UofMN CSS Web Development [mailto:[log in to unmask]] On Behalf Of Krista Gallagher
Sent: Tuesday, April 13, 2010 10:30 PM
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Subject: Re: [CSS-DEV] HTML Source Code Ordering

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

Krista Gallagher
Web Developer
Medical Education, Advanced Technology Division
Medical School, University of Minnesota
[log in to unmask]  (612) 625-9946

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