Over on Nettuts, there is a post about rare HTML tags that people should take the time to learn and use. Some of them are rare for a reason, but others might help you create a post that is more useful and engaging for your readership.
Web developers these days are often expected to know and work in multiple languages. As a result, it’s tricky to learn everything a language has to offer and easy to find yourself not utilizing the full potential of some more specialized but very useful tags.
Unfortunately we haven’t been tapping into the full potential of these more obscure HTML tags as of late. But it’s never too late to get back into the game and start writing code that taps into the power of some under-used tags.
Out of all of the tags listed, I think the acronym tag is the most underutilized, and most useful in the list. If you are tired of writing out the full form of certain words constantly, you could easily use the acronym tag to help users in an easy way, understand what you mean.
SEO rather than Search Engine Optimization.
Unfortunately, not ever browser supports the more “rare” HTML tags, and this must be taken into account when planning out the user experience and the tags you are able to use. These limitations of support can definitely be frustrating, and have always been an issue for web developers.
Do you use any of the tags listed? What do you find are the most underused, but useful tags, and is the browser support slowing down your use of it?