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HTML HTML Basics Structuring Your Content Structuring Content Challenge

What is the element that represents standalone sections of content?

I thought it was the "main" element, but the quiz is giving me an error.

<!DOCTYPE html>
    <link href="styles.css" rel="stylesheet">
    <title>My Portfolio</title>
          <li><a href="#">About</a></li>
          <li><a href="#">Work</a></li>
          <li><a href="#">Contact</a></li>            
        <h1>My Web Design &amp; Development Portfolio!</h1> 
        <p>A site featuring my latest work.</p>

      <p>Fusce semper id ipsum sed scelerisque. Etiam nec elementum massa. Pellentesque tristique ex ac ipsum hendrerit, eget feugiat ante faucibus.</p>
        <li><a href="#">Recent project #1</a></li>
        <li><a href="#">Recent project #2</a></li>
        <li><a href="#">Recent project #3</a></li>     

      <p>&copy; 2017 My Portfolio</p>
      <p>Follow me on <a href="#">Twitter</a>, <a href="#">Instagram</a> and <a href="#">Dribbble</a></p>

2,622 Points

I believe the element you're looking for is the <aside> tag.

1 Answer

Hi William,

You can define standalone sections of content with the <section> tag.

One thing to note, using the main tag instead of section is absolutely fine in the real world. The code you wrote is still valid HTML. But using elements like section and aside is a good way to describe your content and can make it easier to read and follow your code.

For example:

 // some content

 // some content

Is easier to read at a glance than:

<div class="section-1">
   // some content

<div class="sidebar>
   // some content

See list of HTML5 layout elements for more info.

Hope this helps :)