HTML and CSS Reference
A DESIGN IN SECTIONS
One of the major changes in HTML5 compared with older HTML versions is in the sections.
Prior to HTML5, you could pretty well think of sections in terms of the body element and
some <h> tags. In HTML5, a page can be envisioned in terms of a number of sections with
subsections. A larger context in a Web page is an article , and just like an article in a
magazine, you can i nd dif erent sections that constitute the building blocks of the article.
Figure 5-4 provides an overview of the sections in an HTML5 page.
Figure 5-4: Some sections that make up a page.
In looking at Figure 5-4, you can see dif erent blocks of information, but the tags used
generally don't have any inherent capacity to structure the information visually. h e <h> tags,
which are section elements, certainly coni gure text to dif erent sizes. However, the other
section tags are as much for helping to organize a page as they are for specifying the visual
display of the page.
h e section elements include the following:
H1 . . . H6