Page titles are important because they are one of the first things screen reader users will hear when they arrive on your website. Having a descriptive page title on each page will help those visiting your website with a screen reader quickly determine they are on the right page and site.

To add a page title to a document in Dreamweaver:

  1. In your Dreamweaver document, click inside the Title field on the Document toolbar. If the Document toolbar is not visible, select View, Toolbars, Document.
    Dreamweaver Document toolbar.
  2. Enter a descriptive page title. Here are some guidelines for creating page titles:
    • Page titles should be brief (no more than 60 characters).
    • You should avoid the use of special characters in your page titles. The pipe (|), colon and comma are special characters that don’t usually create problems for screen readers.
    • Start the page title as specific as possible. For example, to create a page title for an About page on a site named My Site, a good page title would be: About | My Site.
  3. When you are finished entering your page title, click anywhere outside the Title field and save your document by choosing File, Save.
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