Heading tags should be used to structure a document by allowing a hierarchy of sub-sections. The correct use of Headings is to split a document up into relavent sections or paragraphs with a summarised heading.
Headings play a massive part in the accessibility of a web page. Screen readers (adaptive software) for blind and partially sighted people use them to jump to the different sections of a document so the page content can be assesed and the required information located quickly.
Heading structure example below:
My task and appointments diary
This is my list of task and appointments for the week
- Pick up parcel from post office
- Go to bank to pay in cheque
- Take suit to dry cleaners
- Dentist @ 15:15
…. and so on
In brief heading tags should be used in order. You shuold not have a
H1 tag followed by a
H3 tag; they must be used in order!
Posted on Tuesday, February 26th, 2013 in Web Development.