HTML5 Structural Elements — How I Built This Demo: Part 1

It’s one thing to learn how the new HTML5 structural elements are supposed to be used. It’s another to actually use them in practice.

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HTML5 Structural Elements—Non-Sectioning Elements

When should you use an HTML5 header element? How about a footer element? Do you use one of each per page or do you add them to sections throughout your content as the spec recommends?

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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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