Web Standards

From The Web Standards Group:

"The World Wide Web Consortium (W3C), along with other groups and standards bodies, has established technologies for creating and interpreting web-based content. These technologies, which we call 'web standards', are carefully designed to deliver the greatest benefits to the greatest number of web users while ensuring the long-term viability of any document published on the Web. Designing and building with these standards simplifies and lowers the cost of production, while delivering sites that are accessible to more people and more types of Internet devices. Sites developed along these lines will continue to function correctly as traditional desktop browsers evolve, and as new Internet devices come to market."

 

What are the benefits of using web standards?

A site that has been built to web standards generally will be:

  • Less bandwidth intense

  • Future-proof

  • Extensibility

  • Easier to maintain

  • Compatible with newer browsers

  • Accessible