It has been seen that different software applications don’t work on different platforms in a same fashion and this applies to websites more commonly. People use different browsers like Firefox, IE6, IE7, IE8, Safari, Opera and many such as per their convenience. However, the question that boggled the minds of many developers was, Will their website look or work evenly in such browsers? Later, it was proven that developers who relied upon Firefox suddenly found their pages broken in IE6, 7 or other browsers.

One can check their website functionality in different browsers today however it does not guarantee for it to work similarly tomorrow if the code is not xHTML/CSS valid. Generally, different browsers present a website in a different manner. Some browsers show bugs in page, while others may not. It depends upon the competency of a browser and its attribute to reading different scripts in different ways. Microsoft IE6 has been a pain for web-developers however, we cannot overlook the number of users who are still using IE6.

Hence this makes it very important for consumers/businesses, while getting their websites designed or developed, to check the validity of xHTML/CSS and ensure its compatibility with different browsers. Most importantly, keep it updated and maintained with current web standards. Today we have software available to convert an image file or a screen-shot into HTML/CSS code by slicing techniques, which makes it difficult for consumers and other developers to understand that code and reduces its maintenance ability. Thanks to the set standards by, designers and developers now have a common base to certify their work as most accurate.

This might have left some pondering, what is CSS/xHTML code and what makes it so special. Well, that’s where I come in picture ;). xHTML/CSS is a code form that has been agreed upon by different designers and developers, globally. Creating websites with clean and clear code is paramount for maintaining and modernizing your websites. Validating code is the simplest way to check whether your website is built in accordance with current web standards or not and many professional web developers are using  markup validation service as a debugging tool to provide better quality.

With the gigantic globalized market online, you would not risk your brand being listed in the Worst-Websites-Of-The-Day. Yet, I am tormented to say that 60% of all the websites are still not validated or up-to-date. I would urge you to have your websites checked for the validation or do it yourself with the following services.

At last, it goes unsaid I’m always glad to help the community and would love to review your website for free, please leave your website URL in the comments and I will analyze your website as per your business needs and provide you with a consultation of how can you enhance your business through the use to cutting-edge technology and creative design.

Mohit Aneja
I am an experienced designer and developer with a solid knowledge & experience of current web and mobile technology. I am a problem solver at heart and strive to develop the most effective solutions at the highest of standards and current technology.

  • Ronn

    After reading your post I have checked my website for which I have paid $500. It’s not valid. I am going to contact my developer and check this out with him. Will send you the details via email to review my website. Thanks for this great information!

    • I got your email and checked your website. It has a lot of issues, will send you my analysis asap.

  • Great List! Every website should be taken through all of these and see if they are valid or not. The mobile one is up in the air, but its making its way to a standard to everyday life.

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