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Why Compliant Web Design?
Building a web presence using compliant
code provides a great advantage to your website. To some web developers,
this is not a priority because of the web project budget, deadline
or inexperience. While compliant code is only one
piece of the many puzzles related to your sites development;
it is a very important element that may prevent big issues down
the road. Below we list and explain why your website should be
as compliant as possible.
Compliancy and W3C
W3C is short for World Wide Web Consortium. They are an organization
devoted to developing standards for the World Wide Web (W3).
The W3C's main objective is to ensure compatibility and agreement
with vendors to avoid incompatibility between web pages. Presently,
many of the browsers follow the W3C guidelines, making it easier
for webmasters to ensure there work will be consistent across
Validating Your Code
Validating your websites code is very easy. Simply visit www.validator.w3.org and enter your web page URL into the address box and press check.
The system will crawl your page for errors and display the results.
Keep Your Site Design Looking Good - Forever!
As mentioned above the W3C's guidelines servers as a standard
for web page code. When browsers upgrade, they incorporate past
compliant standards. So to avoid possible design defects from
upgrading browsers, it's wise to stick with compliant code.
Is Not Having A 100% Compliant Website Bad?
Not all web designers build with perfect
code, yet develop good coded websites that withstand the test of
time regardless. With many companies, it depends on the webmaster,
budget, and project needs. Even top
web design firms can't
always promise all web pages on your site will be W3C compliant
after its initial design. As technology changes daily, so does
the time involved trying to meet validation guidelines thus causing
compliant code maintenance to sometimes be charged at a premium
or delay project deadlines. While having your entire website pass
validation is ideal it is not always practical; maintaining good
markup and fewer coding errors also helps prevent future website
problems and increases cross browser compatibility.