I’ve learned a curious thing about web sites and HTML. The HTML source code for your web site can be rife with errors, but your web page will display fine, or so it seems! In fact, these unseen errors could mean that your web page, while displaying okay on your favourite web browser, may not display well on another browser, or on a mobile device.
Or, the error in your code could be a ticking time bomb! Browser standards are constantly evolving to allow new an richer content to be displayed on the net. Code that executed fine on older browsers may not do so on modern browsers. The next time your customer updates their favourite browser, your web site may not work!
There is a quick and easy way to find out if your web site is in good shape, and meets the latest standards. Visit the W3C Markup Validation Service. Enter the URL for your web site, and press check. You should get a nice green bar with the message, “This document was successfully checked as …”. If instead, you get a red warning bar, and several errors, you may have a problem! Have your web designer address the errors, and you should be fine.
Does your web site check out well on the W3C Markup Validation Service? We check all of the sites that we build against the service. If your web designer is not protecting your investment in your web site, give us a call. We can help!