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Why aren't you using <meta> tags in the head of the document, as it is needed. Well not really. <meta charset="UTF-8">
Shouldn't you include meta tags in the head of your document for a well made website?
Well, I use them in all of my documents and others do.
Jonathan GrieveTreehouse Moderator 90,689 Points
We're only just getting started with HTML at this point. But you're absolutely right that meta tags are needed in your HTML document. These are the sorts of things we all learn about as we go deeper into our HTML journey.
What Guil is coding here is the bare basics of a HTML5 document.
Jamie ReardonTreehouse Project Reviewer
When you validate your code through a website validator you will see that it may warn you about the non-use of certain
meta elements. They are generally good information to add to your website but some are not necessarily needed.
One important one to consider implementing is the one for responsive layout:
<meta name="viewport" content="width=device-width, initial-scale=1">
Which you will learn about in an upcoming course based on CSS.