Understand Semantic Markup in relation to CSS

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Although it is possible to use javascript and CSS to make a div or span act like any other element, there are a lot of advantages to starting with semantic markup. It helps keep code readable, making it easier to maintain, and it is a big part of making our project more accessible to devices like screen readers. In this video, I replace generic markup with something that is closer to the expected functionality to make it more semantic. I'm also using a variation of the BEM (Block Element Model) naming convention for CSS class names.

Thomas McGuire
Thomas McGuire
~ 3 years ago