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HTML How to Make a Website HTML First Create the Content Containers

I can understand deference between using or not using such elements as header, section and footer? Please explain me.

If I don't use them I will see the same result when I use them

4 Answers

Thas Eagans
Thas Eagans
Courses Plus Student 2,533 Points

By using the new HTML5 elements (header, nav, section, aside, footer, etc), your web pages has more meaning semantically. You're more than welcomed to continue using HTML4.

<div id="header">
<div id="nav">

I recommend using the latest version, as do SEO.


A lot of thanks for your answering!

The HTML is the structure of the website. So using header, aside, section, article, footer is essentially just structuring your website in a clean way. There is more to the difference some elements have and when to use them. But you'll learn that in later videos.

A lot of thanks for answering.

A lot of thanks for your answering!