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.

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The MisCon web site is intended to inform science fiction, fantasy, and horror fans of the theme, focus, and schedule for the next upcoming MisCon. Attracting fans from the wide open spaces of Montana, Idaho, and Wyoming is not an easy task, and having an accurate, up-to-date, and engaging site is imperative to attracting new attendees to Missoula every Memorial Day weekend.