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Introduction to HTML - This article is part of a series.
The div element is one of the most commonly used HTML elements, and it is often used to group together related elements in a web page. The div element does not have any semantic meaning on its own, but it can be used to help structure the layout and styling of a web page.
How to Use the Div Element #
To use the div element, you simply need to include the opening and closing div tags around the elements that you want to group together. Here is an example:
<div> <h2>Section 1</h2> <p>This is the content of section 1.</p> </div> <div> <h2>Section 2</h2> <p>This is the content of section 2.</p> </div>
In this example, we have two div elements that each contain a heading and a paragraph. By using the div element, we can group these elements together and apply styling and formatting to them as a single unit.
Activity: Enhance Your Personal Web Page with Div Elements #
Now that you have learned about the div element and how it can be used to group related content on a web page, let’s enhance your personal web page from the previous activity.
- Open your previous personal web page in your code editor.
- Identify sections of your web page that contain related content, such as your “About Me” section or “My Favorite Things” section.
- Wrap each section of related content in a div element. For example, you could wrap your “About Me” section in a div like this:
<div> <h1>About Me</h1> <p>Hi, my name is [insert your name here] and I am [insert your age here] years old. I love [insert your hobbies here] and I am currently studying [insert your field of study here].</p> </div>
- Repeat step 3 for each section of related content on your web page.
- Save your changes and open the updated web page in your preferred web browser. You should now see that your related content is grouped together in separate sections, which can make your web page easier to read and navigate.