You Validate Your Web Site?
You often hear how important
it is that your site validates according to the World Wide Web Consortium
(W3C). What the W3C does, it provides guidelines for valid web design.
These guidelines also maximize you website's potential to appear properly
in browsers other than Microsoft's Internet Explorer.
The validator doesn't ensure
that your page will view correctly, but it does ensure that you are using
the correct syntax on you pages, whether it be html or css. Incorrect
syntax may work fine in IE, but it could cause problems with other browsers
such as Mozilla or Netscape.
Validated source code often
tends to look neater, if anyone is viewing your source code for any reason.
However, correct mistakes can
take significant time, particularly for beginners. For this reason, you
may decide to simply test your pages in a wide variety of browsers to
ensure cross-compatibility and usability.
If you would like to validate
your website (even if just to check, and not to correct any problems at
this time), you can check both your HTML
pages as well as any Cascading Style Sheets
(CSS) you use.