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Chapter 2. Making a Web Page with HTML > The anatomy of a whole page

The anatomy of a whole page

Headings and paragraphs aren't always enough. Sometimes you need lists and tabular data on your pages, too. When deciding how to present your data, consider your other options. If the text fits into short bullets, present it that way. Bulleted lists work very well on the Web where your audience will be looking for quick, easy‐to‐access information. Tables should be used whenever your information needs that type of structure, like contact lists or price lists. These are scenarios when columns and rows really are best.

Using bulleted and numbered lists

Bulleted lists and numbered lists help your visitors get the point quickly. The code for lists — bulleted or numbered — is fairly simple. You can put the heading for a list in either a paragraph tag or in a heading tag, whichever suits the situation best. Take a look at the following HTML, which creates a simple bullet list:


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