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HTML5 Quick Markup Reference by Wallace Jackson

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© Wallace Jackson 2016

Wallace Jackson, HTML5 Quick Markup Reference, 10.1007/978-1-4302-6536-8_16

16. HTML5 Position: Document Layout and Text Spanning

Wallace Jackson

(1)Lompoc, California, USA

Let’s talk about the tags in HTML5 that allow developers to group elements and control the content’s position. Let’s also discuss tags that allow the grouped elements to be styled as if they were one single functional unit. These tags include the division <div> tag and the span <span> tag. These tags do nothing in and of themselves; they must be styled.

This chapter looks at the powerful tags in HTML5 that implement advanced content design techniques. We start with the <span> tag because it affects only text elements, and then we progress to the more complex ...

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