Why do we still use names like "Sidebar"?
For example in a responsive layout the side bar drops below the main content on a phone and turns in a "Below Bar".
I think we need to think up a other name for them that is based on the most common use case instead of the location in the layout.
Sidebars can be used for aside like content
- Sidebar-first > Sub-content-first
- Sidebar-second > Sub-content-second
Often a sidebar is used for extra navigation items like a list of recent articles.
- Sidebar-first > Sub-navigation
- Sidebar-second > Sub-content
In both cases the placement of the regions is then totally disconnected from the region name.