Semantax for every situation


Choosing the right semantax gives search engines and accessiblity tools important clues. This can help your readers find and understand your composition.

Headings and text

Headings h1 to h6
Building a sectional hierarchy through an implied structure outline.
Ambiguous paragraphs
Explicit and implicit paragraphs.


Articles and sections
Dividing a document into articles and sections in a typical approach to organization.
Floating aside
Placing a parenthetical remark in a right-hand floating frame.

Typographic terms

Bold versus strong
Applying a heavy-weight font for signaling strong importance, urgency or seriousness.
Italics versus emphasis
Applying an italicized font or suggesting that the reader use an emphatic tone of voice.
Underlined/unarticulated versus inserted
Underlining a phrase to flag it for the reader's attention or marking it as significant versus signaling the addition of new text.
Quotes, cites and blockquotes
Three ways to signify someone else's words.
Strikethrough versus delete
Words that are no longer relevant versus signaling the removal of old text.
Span and mark
Highlighting notable words and styling a span of text.
Keyboard and code
Indicating text that is typed by the user and showing computer code.
Small, subscript and superscript
Adding fine print, chemical formulas, and exponents.

Semantax for every situation

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