HTML <aside> tag

Updated: 11/13/2018 by Computer Hope
HTML aside tag

When writing in HTML, the <aside> tag is a block element used to describe a section of content that is only partially related to the content near it. Additionally, anything inside the <aside> tag could be considered separate from said content. Good examples are sidebars, related advertisements, links to similar articles. The following sections contain information about this tag, including an example of it in use, as well as related attributes and browser compatibility.

Example code

<p>Computer Hope is a website that offers free help and support.</p>
  <b>Fun Fact:</b><br>
  The founder, Mr. Hope, loves BBQ potato chips.

The above code, rendered in a web browser:

Computer Hope is a website that offers free help and support.


Within an HTML tag, an attribute dictates certain aspects of an HTML element. Attributes are made up of a name and value pair. While the <aside> tag does not have any unique attributes, it does utilize all of the standard attributes.


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