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    Titles in your web page

    Hello,

    I was wondering if anyone could give me a bit of advice. I have a website that has sections such as Announcements, Quotes, Job Postings, etc... Now on the index page, if we use Announcements as example, I have the new/edit button. When user clicks it, then it takes them to the corresponding page. On those pages I have a header
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    <h1>Title</h1>
    . My question is this, what would be a professional looking title to use to show to a user when he is creating a new announcement versus when he is editing an existing announcement and which one he is editing.

    I was thinking of something such as:

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    <h1>Editing Announcement 1</h1>
    -- 1 being the ID that is stored for the announcement in the database. However this doesn't seem very professional nor appealing. If anyone can point me to some examples of how I could handle this to make it better, I would really appreciate it!

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    Bagzli

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    Whenever I do things like this for an admin, I do something like this,
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    <h1>Edit Announcement:  (announcement title)</h1>
    That away, they see the title of the announcement and know what they're editing. I've been doing it this way for about 11 years and no one has raised an objection yet.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TheGAME1264 View Post
    Whenever I do things like this for an admin, I do something like this,
    Code:
    <h1>Edit Announcement:  (announcement title)</h1>
    That away, they see the title of the announcement and know what they're editing. I've been doing it this way for about 11 years and no one has raised an objection yet.
    So do you think it is better if I do Edit Announcement: Title over Editing Announcement Title?

    Also lets say I have Maintenance as Category,

    Edit Maintenance Record: 3 vs Editing Maintenance Record #3 (this is what i have now)

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    I use "Edit" over "Editing" because "Edit" is the verb and "Editing" is the derivative. Makes for shorter titles as well.

    I'd go "Edit Maintenance Record #3" in your example and combine the two, although if I had a valid field I could use for a title I'd use that instead. Numbers just aren't as friendly as words to most people.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TheGAME1264 View Post
    I use "Edit" over "Editing" because "Edit" is the verb and "Editing" is the derivative. Makes for shorter titles as well.

    I'd go "Edit Maintenance Record #3" in your example and combine the two, although if I had a valid field I could use for a title I'd use that instead. Numbers just aren't as friendly as words to most people.
    Thank you for the advice!

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    <h1>Announcement Edit...</h1>

    Just an opinion

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    Quote Originally Posted by Steve7 View Post
    One more suggestion is <h1>Update Announcement ?</h1>
    Curious as to why ?


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