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HTML HTML Basics Structuring Your Content Grouping Content Challenge

What does it mean by self contained pieces of content?

It says to group it with an element that means self described pieces of content.

index.html
<!DOCTYPE html>
<html>
  <head>
    <link href="styles.css" rel="stylesheet">
    <title>My Blog</title>
  </head>
  <body>
    <header>
      <h1>My Web Design &amp; Development Blog!</h1> 
      <nav>
        <ul>
          <li><a href="#">About</a></li>
          <li><a href="#">Articles</a></li>
          <li><a href="#">Recent Work</a></li>            
        </ul>
      </nav>
    </header>

    <h2>The Main Articles</h2>   

    <h3>My Favorite HTML Courses</h3> 
    <p>Fusce semper id ipsum sed scelerisque. Etiam nec elementum massa. Pellentesque tristique ex ac ipsum hendrerit, eget <a href="#">feugiat ante faucibus</a>.</p>

    <h3>10 Handy CSS Features</h3> 
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    <h3>Follow Me on Social Media:</h3>
    <ul>
      <li><a href="#">Twitter</a></li>
      <li><a href="#">Facebook</a></li>
      <li><a href="#">LinkedIn</a></li>     
    </ul>

    <footer>
      <p>&copy; 2017 My Blog</p>
    </footer>
  </body>
</html>

2 Answers

Steven Parker
Steven Parker
229,981 Points

The terminology does take a bit of getting used to.

This little "semantic element summary" may help:

  • "a group of introductory content" :point_right: <header>
  • "a major section of navigation" :point_right: <nav>
  • "the main content of the <body> of the page" :point_right: <main>
  • "standalone sections of content" :point_right: <section>
  • "self-contained pieces of content" :point_right: <article>
  • "content that's indirectly related to the main content of the page" :point_right: <aside>
  • "information about the site, copyright data or related links" :point_right: <footer>

Thx!