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    Hey guys,

    I have been reading almost every post that i can get my hands on from this site. Everything is so helpful! I have a quick question regarding the nature and use of <meta tags> for a personal web page.

    What tags should be used nowadays? Definitely the “content-type” tag seems to be used pretty consistently. I feel like most sources say not to use the “keywords” tag because Google ignores this. What about the others such as “viewport”, “author”, “description”, and “robots”.

    First post on CSS-tricks! =P


    Content-Type is essential, but should be sent as an HTTP header. Your server should be* configured to do this automatically. In your markup, it’s a good idea to include a charset meta tag:

    <meta charset=UTF-8>

    * “should be” in both senses of the phrase: someone should have already done it, and if not, someone should go do it now.

    description and robots are useful. Everything else is a waste of time unless you actually have a specific reason/need for it (facebook’s open graph, for example).

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