Hello, hope to get some advice from you all.
I have a site of 48 pages coded to xhtml strict served as text/html.
I would like to move this across to html5 just to keep current and to get my hand back in. I don't have a blog or anything to sell in fact it is a plain old tribute history type site but the more I read about how to use Section/Article/Aside the more it puts me off doing it because everyone appears to have their own idea of what constitutes a section or an article or aside etc. I really want to keep it simple and don't want to go adding extra mark up if it is really not required but at the same time if it is the correct thing to do then fine. Would it be acceptable to have my main content i.e. Div id="maincontent"> changed into Article or Section? Basically what I have is a series of factual stories which include some photographs. Would the photos have to be changed from simple Divs to Aside?
I also have a main navigation bar (horizontal dropdown menu) but also a vertical menu, should they both be marked as Nav or should the vertical menu be an Aside, they both pertain to site navigation?
I hope that makes some kind of sense and look forward to your advice. Many thanks.