A Question of Code

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Summary

When writing markup, there are more things to think about than you might expect.

Show Notes

This week we get deep into the weeds of HTML. What tags do we use (and are they the same as the tags we should use)? And who are we wring our markup for? Just browsers, surely?! But what about search-engine crawlers and accessibility tools?

So how can we structure our web pages so that they do a great job in all scenarios? How much do we care about the distinction between links and buttons? Find out all this and more in this week's semantically meaningful instalment of A Question of Code.

Mentioned in this episode:
  • Lynx, the terminal-based web browser

What is A Question of Code?

A newbie coder and a seasoned veteran discuss the questions that always come up when someone begins learning to code.

Ed is looking at getting a career in programming and has been learning to code for just over a year. During this time he’s been building up a stack of questions that keep coming up from other newbie coders. Luckily, he’s got someone he can ask for help: Tom. Tom’s a seasoned coder, having worked in the industry for a few years now and has all the answers Ed needs, or does he?