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    open933 Posts: 14, Reputation: 1
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    Oct 30, 2014, 01:49 PM
    Making a basic homepage w/ basic news box?
    Hi. My site I'm designing is my personal homepage. I just use a few html tags. And I use the first html that was created, not the html5.

    I made my index.html file so far, and its even viewable on the web by me only. I have a background image that's a scenery page.

    Used the beginning and ending of the div tags to hide my news inside of. I want to know "what is the better way to go in html instead of div tags?".
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    Nov 6, 2014, 08:59 PM
    Div has some great advantages, you can use other languages to point to div's and give them active elements such as CSS and JAVA. Further more div's can give you a naming ability using the class attribute in order to make code more readable or assign other languages to control them. It has a jumble of other uses as seen here and here. Alternatives may try using a table style layout, which has some of the same features, however somewhat outdated it is still fully supported from what I understand. If you are not big on the features, you may try the p tag. You can also eliminate any block style editing if you want to fuse just simple HTML and stick with the font, h1-5, align, and other such tags. I guess the decision would really depend on your end goal and require some learning on the subject.

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