@Web Designers Guild
On a recent post I made about a website I am currently working on, some glaring errors I was using in my design were kindly pointed out.
This challenged me to fix the issues and then to check all of my validation for CSS, HTML5, and Accessibility.
I used the following sites:
I was arrogant to think I would simply pass validation on the first try. Each validator pointed out many errors and suggestions to fix. Most of my errors were typos, but there were a couple that I should have realized while creating, such as nesting an anchor tag inside an anchor tag, which is just silly.
I am happy to say that my site now passes validation
Having said that, I fully realize that passing a validator simply means that all of the code syntax is correct. This does not mean that I am using HTML properly or that my site is accessible to the handicapped.
Symantic use of HTML, design/content seperation with CSS, and being aware of proper Accessibility options in a website are all key to a well designed website; however, validating is a great way to find errors that otherwise might be overlooked.
Does your website validate?