Always Use Semantic Markup

Author: Shawn Maust

A web page, at its core, is a text document. Each page may look radically different, but below the surface, it is text that has been marked up using HTML (Hypertext Markup Language). HTML uses a system of tags to designate the meaning of each bit of content. 

When HTML tags are used to accurately convey what each chunk of content is, it's called semantic HTML–it reinforces the semantics, or meaning, of the information on that page. This is the way HTML was designed to be used.…

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Best Practice for Moved Content: Redirect or Page Not Found?

Author: Shawn Maust

During the life of a website, it is common for the page structure to change. Sometimes a page gets moved to a new location; sometimes it gets removed altogether. In any case, it's worth considering how to respond to traffic to pages that no longer exist where they once did. Is it suitable to redirect users somewhere else? Or is allowing them to experience a "broken" link more appropriate?…

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