Semantic Markup

Glossary of Web Design Terms

What is semantic markup for web pages?

Semantic Markup

Semantic markup is the concept of using HTML or other markup languages to clearly define the relationships between the sections of content or other elements within the web page and to define the relationships between the content on that web page and other web pages or other web sites.

Why Does This Matter to Me?

Semantic markup insures that the structure of your document or web page is clearly and correctly delivered to the web browser and to search engines.

Using semantic markup to develop your web site will help your web site be properly indexed by search engines, generating better traffic. It will also insure that visitors using older browsers, or browsers with limited support, can read and understand your web pages. The use of semantic markup also greatly helps visitors with disabilities, particularly blind users using a web reader, to interact with your pages effectively and efficiently.

For most businesses, the SEO impact of proper semantic markup represents the greatest benefit.

From Our Web Design Portfolio...

Silver Bow Hearth and Home
Silver Bow Hearth and Home
Jim at Silver Bow Hearth and Home needed a site to help inform customers of the brands and products they carry, as well as the services the provide. Nancy at Silver Bow Hearth and Home needed to be able to update the brands they carry as they added and removed lines. The site is designed to encourage visitation to the store and calls for service.