Semantic Markup

Semantic Markup

Semantic Markup is a term used to describe something used in coding with HTML that is concerned with clear use of elements such as paragraph tags, header tags, form tags, table tags, etc. All of these elements clearly define their content. For example, using CSS and semantic markup, you can keep the markup and visual appearance/design of your page seperate.

Section 508-Accessibility

Section 508-Accessibility is Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 that requires Federal agencies to make their electronic information technology accessible to people with disabilities.

SEO-Search Engine Optimization

SEO or Search Engine Optimization is a “marketing discipline” who’s goal is to grow visibility in non-paid search engine results. SEO incorporates technical and creative elements. Search engines are the primary navigation method used so it is important to impliment SEO.

How Are They Related?

Semantic markup, Section 508-Accessibility and SEOs are all components of good websites. Although, Section 508 is law and Semantic markup is not, they are still important to incorporate into every website. If a website incorporates these attributes, it will be accessible by everyone.


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“SEO: The Beginner’s Guide to Search Engine Optimization from Moz.” Moz. N.p., 2014. Web. 9 Dec 2016.

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