2.12: Tags to Avoid
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Now that we have focused on the new features of HTML5 and warned about the inefficient methods developers resorted to in the past, let us take a look at a few other tags and methods to avoid using in our code. While some of these are already deprecated, not all are, and they all take away from our goals of separating structure from style and responsive design.
<b>, <i>, <strong>
All of these places emphasis on text, and can be replaced with CSS. Using these within your code means a change to your CSS style will not necessarily determine whether or not the style of text is affected by content wrapped in these tags. It also means you have to edit the style in two places, both your CSS and HTML files.
Again, we can control font (with even more control) using CSS, and hard coding your font into your page can override what you wanted in your CSS.
I know, I have (and will) use breaks in my examples. What I mean to discourage here is using breaks as a quick fix when you should be using
Just like not using tags that style in our HTML, we should avoid using attributes that affect page appearance as well, like aligning content or applying borders, colors, and other CSS elements.