What a pleasure it can be if you can guarantee to your end users
that they can adjust the rendering of your web site to their needs and
Are you in the process of ordering a Web site to a Web Agency, or maybe
to the IT department of your company? Are you delegating the creation
of your Web site to another entity? Then, you're probably aware that setting
the right requirements will help create a better final product in a shorter
time. Relying on open standards can help you in this task.
Defining the set of requirements for a Web site is always tricky: it's
especially difficult to set a verifiable level of quality for the final
Adding standards compliance to your requirements helps achieve a more
powerful, accessible, and maintainable final product, and leverages the
energies put into standards.
This document details those benefits induced by the use of standards
and summarizes the specific requirements that will help you achieve this
Cost Effective And A Competitive Edge Over Competitors
Everything goes very fast on the Web, and maintaining a Web site can
imply fairly big operational costs. Without a compliant Web site, migrating
to new platforms and adding functionalities to your applications can be
Ignored for a long time by many developers, standards such as HTTP, HTML
or XML are at the very core of the success of the Web. The current trend
of stressing standards compliance on the Web is not due to chance: they
are a win-win for all participants.
Developed by experts and with input from the whole Web community, standards
work together to provide the foundation to build increasingly powerful
applications. Standards are the result of a lot of energy and expertise
and are available for free: don't miss the opportunity to benefit from
their leveraging effect!
For A More Powerful Website
On the Web, being up-to-date with the latest technologies is a difficult
exercise: choosing the wrong tool or architecture can lead to losses in
money, time, or customers.
By using standards, your Web site's foundation is built upon technologies
that have been developed and tested by leading experts. For example, the
W3C Process ensures that a technology reaching its last state of development
has been implemented into several compatible products. With almost 500
companies and organizations from the IT world contributing R&D efforts
to the production of W3C standards, these standards are truly the leading
edge of the Web.
Standards organizations, like the W3C, build a consensus among these
groups and experts to maintain and develop consistent architectural principles.
Groups such as the Technical Architecture Group at W3C make sure that
technologies can be combined nicely, building a Web coherent with the
decisions that allowed the Web to grow so quickly.
Orienting your choices toward standards means getting the latest innovations,
but only those that are solid enough to gather consensus, and hence, the
technologies that are here to stay:
Valid HTML code is a first step toward more compatibility with browsers
and better rendering on the latest ones.
Benefits To Clients:
- Easier to maintain (less code, modular code)
- Cheaper hosting costs (less code)
- Better search engine ranking
- Content can be restyled easily without changing code
- Provides users with customization
- Provides print versions without replicating content
- Easier to code (modular code)
- Easier to maintain (less code, modular code)
- Less device dependent coding (stable across wider variety of devices)
- Provides a competitive edge as more of the world moves to using Web
- Better branding
Benefits To Users:
- Files will download faster (less code, no overall tables, valid code)
- Content is accessible to wider range of devices (screen readers,
browsers, text based browsers, hand helds, search robots, printers,
- Allows users to customize site appearance (style switchers)
- Provides print friendly versions for all pages
Any good designer, developer or enabler will be familiar with our standards
and methods. Semantically correct markup uses html elements for their
given purpose. Well structured HTML has semantic meaning for a wide range
of user agents (browsers without style sheets, text browsers, PDAs, search
engines etc.) Knowing them does not always mean having the time or inclination
to apply them, however. Our web usability consultants will provide the
optimization services to check if your websites are validating in compliance
with W3c standards or any other benchmark.
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