why I need w3c valid html and css?

Question by alok.jain: why I need w3c valid html and css?
1. What are the benefits of using W3C Valid HTML and CSS pages.

2. What are the qualities of a good web page?

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Answer by inconclusive_conjunction
1. So your web pages look the same in all compliant browsers.

2. A. Not being too flashy.
B. Not having ugly colors.
C. Complying with the above standards.

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6 Responses to “why I need w3c valid html and css?”

  1. Joe Schmoe August 10, 2011 at 11:44 PM #

    1) Is your website commercial? Do you want to use it to make money? If so, then using W3C Valid HTML ensures that you exclude absolutely no customers. Would you build a store and require you customers to only drive compacts to get in the parking lot? I use that example because some places do this. That’s exactly what you do when you design web pages for specifc browsers excluding others.

    2) Well… everyone would give different answers for this. But I’d say, easy of navigation, pleasant to the eye and consistency.

  2. leighjam August 11, 2011 at 12:08 AM #

    First off the benefits of Valid HTML/CSS is that in theory it SHOULD be rendered the same on every screen. This makes your site look great on EVERY page. In addition spiders and other automated visitors to your site can glean info a LOT easier and faster.

    Unfortunately due to pride, ignorance or something else, IE (version 8 may be an exception), Firefox (Versions up to 2) which make up the majority of browsers don’t always follow the rules. So you may have to ‘break the rules’ to make something work consistently.

    The BEST thing to to is code valid HTML/CSS THEN place the fixes in after. If at all possible through browser detection.

    Some qualities of a GOOD webpage outside of looking pretty.
    * Small Download Size
    * Clean Text
    * No more than 3 fonts and font sizes.
    * Clear optimized images.
    * Clear Navigation
    * Alternative text/content for Images, Flash and other types of graphical objects.

  3. lababy24 August 11, 2011 at 12:36 AM #

    Quality of good web page is that it can work on almost any platform or browser, it’s easy to navigate and the colors are easy on the eyes, also that it has a decent navigation so that the user know where is at only no more than three clicks to get where it needs to go.
    W3C was implemented with the idea that the pages can be seen on other devices like ipods, cell phones, and also on regular size computers with little or not distortion, since little devices can’t process all html tags as a computer would. it was also created with the goal to use more css to format pages. I have a degree on web design.

  4. vftw.com August 11, 2011 at 12:42 AM #

    In addition to the other answers,

    1. Following standards compliance also ensures longevity of your site. It makes it future proof to an extent. If we’re talking about separating style from content using CSS, it also helps non graphical browsers, such as braille and audio browsers. If you are making sites for large companies, this can actually be a legla requirement.

    2. A good web site should also follow Web Accessibility Guidelines – http://www.w3.org/WAI/ – In doing so you eliminate most technical reasons for people not being to access your web site, no matter what browsing technology they use.

  5. Jeffrey F August 11, 2011 at 1:32 AM #

    1
    Download Firefox and try to use Intuit’s Online TurboTax! Unless I am using Internet Explorer, they will not allow me to PAY THEM to do my taxes online……..therefore, they are excluding me from their site because I am not a Micro$ soft customer! I use Linux with Firefox. IF that site was truly W3C compliant, they wouldn’t need to exclude other browser customers.

    2
    I can tell you from experience, you will LOSE your customer in the first 10 seconds on your site. If the customer feels lost or overwhelmed, they will IMMEDIATELY go elsewhere……I know, I have done that MANY times. Unlike a Brick and Mortar business, you do not have much time to convince a customer to stay and do business with you.

  6. Iulian August 11, 2011 at 2:01 AM #

    the bots are more strictly then us the humans, we maybe don’t see some mistakes but the robots will see.

    some browsers will not render the page the same
    some mobile will have problems reading the page

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