Amandeep Pasricha14,928 Points
What is the purpose of the big tags and the mini tags?
In the HTML file, the common organization you see is a big tag, and within it theres little tags inside of it. Do the big tags (ex. the header tag, main tag, etc) denote a specific area on the webpage, while the little tags determine the structures that will be present within that area? When I say structure, I mean whether the text will appear as a paragraph or header?
Steven Parker172,268 Points
All HTML tags are primarily for defining structure, though some have common defaults that affect how their contents are displayed. The final appearance is a matter of styling applied by the CSS code.
For structural purposes, tags with designated semantic purposes should be used. For examples, a paragraph should be in a
<p>, and a header might be in an
<h1>. Indirectly related information might be enclosed in an
<aside>. But how these look on the page can be changed with CSS.
HTML is a hierarchy, so you can have containers inside other containers. The structure is very flexible and up to you, though there are a few common "best practices" that you will learn about. There really aren't any "big tags" yet a few have special rules. For example, a "main" tag is optional, but only one should be visible on the page at a time.
I hope that answers your question. Happy coding!