Web Standards is the new way of designing websites and webpages. It involves the use of CSS, accessibility, standardized markup, and semantic design of content in your web pages.
Benefits of Web Standards
Sites which are built using web standards methodologies, processes and practices enhance the users experience. They load faster, they are easy to find in search engines, and they package and deliver the content effectively.
- More Accessible
- Compatible with newer browsers
- Easier to maintain
- More Extensive
- Less bandwidth intensive
Many websites are designed using WYSIWYG (What you see is what you get) HTML-generation programs such as Adobe Dreamweaver or Microsoft FrontPage.
Microsoft FrontPage often generates non-standard HTML by default, hindering the work of the World Wide Web Consortium in promulgating standards, specifically with XHTML and Cascading Style Sheets (CSS), which are used for page layout.
We use Dreamweaver and other more modern Microsoft HTML development tools such as Microsoft Expression Web and Microsoft Visual Studio conform to the W3C standards.