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Lists vs Subheadings

This appears to be a somewhat confusing issue, as lists and subheadings tend to get used interchangeably. So here are the basic rules:

Use a list for a series of items that only take up 1-3 lines. A good example is when you're listing a country's regions. Chances are you'll just list the region names, without writing very much about them.

Use a subheading for topics such as cities, sights and activities, or events and festivals where you have written more than 3 lines about them. A subheading means that people can click straight to it from the content box at the top of the article. When there's 4 or more lines written about a place or activity, we deem it to be worthy of its own line in the navigation.

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An example

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Notice how Melbourne and Sydney have both been put into subheadings with paragraphs written about them, while the other cities have been grouped into a list. One benefit of doing things this way is that people quickly get an overview of the 2 major cities (Melbourne and Sydney) and a rundown of the other Australian cities.

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This is version 4. Last edited at 2:44 on Jul 2, 07 by dr.pepper. 1 article links to this page.

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