Definition List

One important aspect of coding with Web standards is semantically correct markup (that is, choosing the proper HTML tag for the TEXT you are MARKing UP. (HTML = hyper TEXT MARKUP language). An analogy can be drawn between using semantically correct markup, and using proper grammar. I think a more apt analogy is comparing proper markup to using English. Example: “Cat brown the sits leaf pile on of a”, is definitely not correct if you are trying to say “The brown cat sits on a pile of leaves.” However, this is the way many Web designers’ HTML looks…

There was a great article on an underused, but very useful little tag known as the definition list. Check it out.

Definition Lists.

Also take a look at the end of the article for some cool things you can do with definition lists via CSS.






Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *