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Proper use of section element

Okay, so I'm working on my website. On the home page I want two columns of images. One will be sites I've done for other people; and one of projects or things I've done for myself. So in short should I use the section element or a div? I know section shouldn't replace divs but it just seems like a lot of people have different opinions.

Is there a treehouse video on it? I can't seem to find one.

3 Answers

Tom Bedford
Tom Bedford
15,645 Points

Hi Carman

This HTML5 flowchart is very handy for deciding which element to use. It also has links to detailed pages on each of the elements in the flowchart.

If you are going to have a heading (e.g. <h1>Sites for me</h1> and <h1>Sites for other people</h1>) for each column then it would be appropriate to use the section element.

That chart is GREAT. Thank you!

Thanks guys:)