The use of Heading tags in HTML is so important. It’s the way to set up
the headings of your page or parts of your page. Think of them as headlines
or sub-heads of a web document.
There are six Heading tags used to separate text from paragraphs or other
markup such as lists and data tables.
Not sure you know what I mean by “Heading Tags?” Keep reading!!
Whenever you use any Heading tag, make sure you use an end tag, For
</h4> if your start tag is
Like all HTML tags, Heading tags are not used for their apparent
size differences. They are only used to provide meaning to your content with
the h1 tag being the most important heading on any page or section in a a
There’s the old way and the new way. Both ways are perfectly fine.
The hallmark of this method is that the h1 element is used only once and it’s
at the top of the page. It signifies the most important content for the entire
The other Heading tags can be used more than once to build a hierarchal
relationship of your copy. For example, take this page that you are reading
now. The Heading tags are used to define an order to the content like this:
Had there been a third way to use headings, I would have used another h3 to
set up my sub-head. But, had the content not been about another way to use
heading tags, I would have started the next section with an h2.
As you can see, Heading tags do a lot to add good semantical structure to
your pages, which is exactly the sole purpose of HTML. Heading tags will help
you make well-formed documents.
In this method, the h1 tag can be used, not only at the start of the page,
but at the beginning of any section inside of the page. For example, an h1
tag can be the heading of the page, of a sidebar, and/or of an article
inside of the page.
get a better idea of this when you start to do your
Lab assignment, so I won’t elaborate here.
But, like the old way, h2 tags follow h1 tags, and h3 tags follow h2 tag,
and so on.
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