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CSS Mobile-First CSS Layout Mobile-First CSS Layout Centering Page Content and Creating a Full-width Header

Does it make a difference whether you use a <div> or <main> element to style the main content of the webpage?

In the video, the instructor uses a <div> element as a container to style the content between the <header> and the <footer>.

I'd have thought it would make more sense to use a <main> element in this case.

Is there a particular reason why a <div> is used rather than a <main> element?

2 Answers

Nikos Papapetrou
Nikos Papapetrou
6,305 Points

Yes you can use main for the main content of you site. It is more semantic and better for s.e.o reasons. Also instead of using all the time div it makes it a litte cleaner in they eye. So depends on your project you structure the main areas with these semantincs elements. <header> <main> <footer>

Thanks Nikos, very helpful.