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Filippa Grenmark
Filippa Grenmark
1,309 Points

doesnt aside mean "standalone"

i thought the aside tag meant something that wasnt the main part of the webbsite.

index.html
<!DOCTYPE html>
<html>
  <head>
    <link href="styles.css" rel="stylesheet">
    <title>My Portfolio</title>
  </head>
  <body>
    <header>
    <ul>
      <li><a href="#">About</a></li>
      <li><a href="#">Work</a></li>
      <li><a href="#">Contact</a></li>            
    </ul>
    <h1>My Web Design &amp; Development Portfolio!</h1> 
    <p>A site featuring my latest work.</p>
    </header>
<aside>
    <h2>Welcome</h2> 
    <p>Fusce semper id ipsum sed scelerisque. Etiam nec elementum massa. Pellentesque tristique ex ac ipsum hendrerit, eget feugiat ante faucibus.</p>
    <ul>
      <li><a href="#">Recent project #1</a></li>
      <li><a href="#">Recent project #2</a></li>
      <li><a href="#">Recent project #3</a></li>     
    </ul>
</aside>
    <footer>
    <p>&copy; 2017 My Portfolio</p>
    <p>Follow me on <a href="#">Twitter</a>, <a href="#">Instagram</a> and <a href="#">Dribbble</a></p>
    </footer>
    </body>
</html>

1 Answer

John Goodwin
John Goodwin
17,917 Points

Hi Filippa,

An aside tag means stand-alone in the sense of it is not the main content, but it does not affect the layout or styling. It is useful for screen-readers when describing the page to the user. To change the layout, normally CSS would be used. The aside tag can be helpful when working in CSS because the tag can be targeted for specific layout rules. You can see more about the aside tag on the Mozilla Developer Network (MDN). Note that in the MDN example, they use CSS to change the layout and styling.