<br> and some form elements (including
<input> without labels of course).
<FONT color="black" face=Arial size=2>I am a real programmer.</FONT>
CSS was only used inline and only to change font-size and color and if they needed to align something they build some terrible tables (at a time where using tables for layout were already bad practice for several years). They didn’t think a second about accessibility, maintainability or semantics.
At that time I also used the username “justmarkup” for the first time and stuck to it when I started blogging 2012. So, if you ever wondered about my username, now you know.
On to the now
<span> and that CSS is annoying.
Telling other people working on the web and doing a great job building web sites that they are useless because they focus on HTML and CSS is very wrong.
I had this article in my drafts for over three years and sadly the bashing even got worse in my experience. Let’s stop this madness, respect and value what others do and never think »Bla bla FIRST«.