5 HTML bits you may not know

  • August 16th, 2006

How come [some] these 5 HTML elements are not more widely known?

This is a list of HTML elements I’ve found to be very poorly represented in most markup on the web today. Many of these elements offer more semantic value than actual functionality, but with the rising popularity of CSS driven design where HTML elements are used for what they were actually intended for, I felt shining a little light on them was appropriate.

[W]here HTML elements are used for what they were actually intended for. Ouch. You got me. I’ve been guilty of using a definition list here or there for *cough* non-definition list elements.

Anyhow, check out the <address> tag which can be styled with a wee bit ‘o CSS.

<address>
5thirtyone.com
<br />
1234 Pine St.
<br />
Seattle, WA
<br />
Phone: (123) 456-7890
</address>

Check out the remaining elements. Don’t be coy, admit anything that is altogether new to you.

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