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What is Semantic HTML?

What is Semantic HTML?

  • Semantic HTML is a coding style where elements which we use actually have some meaning. Semantic simply put means a logic that has an actual meaning hence comes the name: Semantic HTML, an HTML which is a logic and also has a meaning.

  • This practice is good for Search Engine Optimization (SEO)

  • it is also good for accessibility, especially for visually impaired people who rely on browser speech, screen readers to interpret page content clearly.
    Here is how a non-semantic HTML looks like:


here is how a semantic HTML looks like



  • to write semantic HTML, avoid using div tags everywhere, instead use elements like header, nav, section, article, aside, footer.

  • all these elements are built with a specific purpose - they are good for SEO too.

In Simple Words:

non-semantic elements: <div> and <span> tells nothing about its content.

Semantic Elements: <form>, <table>and <article> -> clearly defines its content.

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