The Surprisingly Exciting World of HTML Elements
In this episode of Syntax, Scott and Wes talk about HTML — interesting HTML elements, things you might not know, wish lists for the future, and more!Prismic - Sponsor
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02:34 - What is semantic HTML?
- What is the content? HTML should describe the content first and foremost.
04:04 - Why semantic HTML?
- Styling is easier
- HTML tags that have meaning:
20:04 - Structural / Layout tags
- You can have more than one header
- Header cannot be in a footer / address / header
26:18 - Some fun ones you might not know
- and strike?
- / /
- A ruby annotation is a small extra text, attached to the main text to indicate the pronunciation or meaning of the corresponding characters.
- While is used to convey how much work in a task has been completed, the element is used to display a measurement on a known scale. This could be something like the current disk usage on your computer, or a temperature measurement (within a defined range).
32:12 - Visual vs Semantic tags
- Almost all tags in HTML are semantic
- vs and vs
- and are NOT deprecated like many have said
- The element is for content that is of greater importance, while the element is used to draw attention to text without indicating that it’s more important.
35:40 - HTML tags with no meaning:
37:51 - Some elements have special functionality or styling
- and tag
40:59 - What elements would we like to see?
- Modal element
- Textarea that grows with content
- Animated accordion
- A better table
- One that works with grid/flex/modern CSS, auto-sizing, max/min widths
- From Twitter:
- Carousel - HOT DRAMA
- Date range
- tag that figured its level out by itself. Useful for components that can go anywhere
- Icon tag
- Cookie banner
- tag that shows HTML elements without encoding
- You can kinda do this with display block on script and style tags
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