If you think that headings are only for embellishment, you’re… heading for a fall. Heading tags, above all, give structure to a web page, their role being visual and technical at the same time. Simply put, they allow human users to see the content structure and machines to understand it.
Aside from providing visual consistency, they also enhance accessibility and usability and, just as important, keep the search engines’ crawlers happy – but ONLY if you use them properly.
Among web developers, confusions on this chapter are common and that’s why we’ve put together a short and practical guide on how to use headings. Read on and the next time you’ll feel the impulse to ask “What heading should I use here”, perhaps the answer will come to you just as natural.