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Sloane Weston1,103 Points
What is the benefit to using an unordered list to display the gallery as opposed to wrapping the images in div tags?
I was just curious why an unordered list is a better choice than using div or figure tags around the images?
Brian Pohuski5,386 Points
Logically speaking, having anything in a list specifies a group of similar items or order. Not all scenarios would be better for a gallery to be in a list, but for a screen reader, having gallery descriptive text in a list format might provide a little direction.
Additionally, instead of using an unordered list, you could take advantage of the rarely-used definition list:
<dl> ``` by using its title
<dt> ``` to specify semantically the title for each gallery item. Chris Coyier provides some insight here: http://css-tricks.com/utilizing-the-underused-but-semantically-awesome-definition-list/
All of that being said, depending on your instance of the gallery, you might be better off using a different solution based on your needs. As usual, do some research into what works best for you and go with it. Perfection is the enemy of progress!