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Can someone please explain to me, why there front end web developers use soo many div tags in html when creating a front end website.

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Steven Parker
Steven Parker
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The <div> tag is a generic container so it's good for grouping elements (and/or other containers). Some developers may use them over-liberally "just in case" they want to apply styling with CSS or add some JavaScript functionality to a certain group at a later time.

Of course, "best practice" would be to remove unnecessary containers from the final design, but it's easy to overlook this since they don't impact the appearance of the page if left in.

The <div> tag defines a division or a section in an HTML document.

The <div> element is often used as a container for other HTML elements to style them with CSS or to perform certain tasks with JavaScript.