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The How And Why Of Semantic HTML

The How And Why Of Semantic HTML

With all our build tools and JavaScript eating the world, who has time to learn all the tags when you can just hand everything off divs and spans?

About The Session

  • Speaking: Mandy Michael
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The Twitter battles rage about the value of HTML. With all our build tools and JavaScript eating the world, who has time to learn all the tags when you can just hang everything off divs and spans? But choosing the correct semantic HTML element for the job isn't simply an ‘artisanal’ pursuit for philosophical purists — it can have significant practical benefits for usability, code reduction and future-proofing.

In this webinar, you’ll learn about the UI that browsers give you for free with various HTML elements, some of the unseen UI benefits, and how non-traditional web clients make use of HTML semantics to give a better user experience, without you having to write any extra code.

Please note: we'll be using Zoom.us, mostly for the improved video quality of the webinar.

About The Speaker

Mandy is A Front End Developer, Development Manager and speaker from Perth, Australia. She loves to experiment with new front end technologies and share her experiments through Codepen (https://codepen.io/mandymichael/) and her thoughts about the web on Medium (https://medium.com/@mandy.michael). She believes the web is an amazing source of information and that you should enable access anywhere, for anyone, so is constantly striving to make her work accessible to all users.
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