What's your favourite blip?
11 October 2004
The default is "-". The one I most use is ">". One of the weird ones is "§".
It's that little marker/divider/blip that appears in the title of most web pages. On the homepages of weblogs it's normally something that lends the site a bit of character – another defining moment in individualism. On an actually useful site it helps to delineate parts of the title – sections, phrases, subtitles.
I dislike using a hypen/dash because in Windows the application title is preceded by a hyphen, so I think it's good to differentiate the site title from the application title. The pipe ("|") is just plain wrong, because aside from looking rude inbetween brackets, it already has the semantic meaning of logical or. (But maybe that doesn't matter in a page title) I like using ">" or "<" on commercial sites where the user drills deeper into the site, as they connote a refinement of the information on the page e.g. BigCo > Tools > Spanners. Although it's probably misused on my weblog homepage.
So, what's your favourite blip? (You can put character codes in the comments if you want, I'll see if I can fix 'em)
And hey, I might write something of greater consequence later in the week :o]
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