Semantic in HTML5

The HTML elements that allow you to structure your web page semantically

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# article

Defines a self-contained block of content that can exist in any context.
It can have its own header, footer, sections... Useful for a list of blog posts.

Example: Copy

My blog post

Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipiscing elit. Donec viverra nec nulla vitae mollis.

Posted on in Code
<article>
<header>
<h3>
<a href="/my-blog-post">My blog post</a>
</h3>
</header>
<section>
<p>Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipiscing elit. Donec viverra nec nulla vitae mollis.</p>
</section>
<footer>
<small>
Posted on <time datetime="2017-04-29T19:00">Apr 29</time> in <a href="/category/code">Code</a>
</small>
</footer>
</article>

# aside

Defines a block of content that is related to the main content. Displayed as a sidebar usually.

Example: Copy

My blog post

Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipiscing elit. Donec viverra nec nulla vitae mollis.

etc.

<main>
<h1>My blog post</h1>
<p>Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipiscing elit. Donec viverra nec nulla vitae mollis.</p>
<p>etc.</p>
</main>

<aside>
<h3>About the author</h3>
<p>Frontend Designer from Bordeaux, currently working for Improbable in sunny London.</p>
</aside>

# figcaption

Defines the caption of a <figure>.

Example: Copy

HTML Reference logo
The HTML Reference logo
<figure>
<img src="/images/html-reference-logo.png" alt="HTML Reference logo">
<figcaption>The HTML Reference logo</figcaption>
</figure>

# figure

Defines a single self-contained element, usually an image.

Example: Copy

HTML Reference logo
<figure>
<img src="/images/html-reference-logo.png" alt="HTML Reference logo">
</figure>

# main

Defines the main content of a web page. Can be displayed with a sidebar.

Example: Copy

My blog post

Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipiscing elit. Donec viverra nec nulla vitae mollis.

etc.

<main>
<h1>My blog post</h1>
<p>Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipiscing elit. Donec viverra nec nulla vitae mollis.</p>
<p>etc.</p>
</main>

<aside>
<h3>About the author</h3>
<p>Frontend Designer from Bordeaux, currently working for Improbable in sunny London.</p>
</aside>

# mark

Defines highlighted text.

Example: Copy

We use HTML5 to write content on the Web.
We use HTML5 to write <mark>content</mark> on the Web.

# section

Defines a section within a web page.

Example: Copy

Section title

Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipiscing elit. Donec viverra nec nulla vitae mollis.

<section>
<h2>Section title</h2>
<p>Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipiscing elit. Donec viverra nec nulla vitae mollis.</p>
</section>

# time

Defines a time on a 24h clock.

Example: Copy

The game starts at .
The game starts at <time datetime="2017-04-29T19:00">19:00</time>.

datetime

Defines the time and date.

"2017-04-29T19:00"

The value needs to be a valid time string.