HTML5 Structural Elements—Sectioning Elements

Are you using any of the new HTML5 structural elements in your work? Have you replaced div class=”nav” with the nav element? Do you know when to use elements like article, section, and aside?

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How We’ll Design and Develop Websites In A Few Years

Are you excited about the future of designing and developing websites? Are you looking forward to working with something like flexbox? Maybe it’s CSS masking, filter effects, or blend modes that you can’t wait to use.

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The HTML5 Document Outline

The HTML 4 document outline, while easy to understand, has a few issues. It doesn’t allow for tangential content and it can be difficult to merge content from multiple documents. The HTML5 document outline and the new structural elements solve those problems in theory.

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Stop Calling It Responsive Design—It’s Web Design

If I ask what is responsive design what do you think about? Relative measurements like % and em over absolute measurements like px? Do you think of breakpoints? High resolution images, the picture element, and srcset? Maybe you think about deliverables in the browser or site performance on mobile devices.

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HTML Structural Elements And The Document Outline

Do you use the new HTML5 structural elements like header, aside, article, and footer? I asked that question back in December when I recorded and posted some thoughts about the new HTML5 structural elements. My thoughts were mainly to wonder aloud if there was any reason to use the new elements.

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