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Collin Hadley
Collin Hadley
955 Points

What is the <nav> </nav> element used for?

I remember using this one once, but I need a memory refresher!

Timothy Boland
Timothy Boland
18,237 Points

these are all good answers, you should select a Best Answer :-)

3 Answers

Well for nav…igation, menus and such that let you navigate a website

Hunter Cassidy
Hunter Cassidy
5,674 Points

It's a more semantic tag than using a standard div for navigation. Common use case:

Sara Read
Sara Read
10,476 Points

It is used for 'navigation' elements. You can make a list inside of the <nav> tags for each navigation element/link/icon.