On Thu, 14 Feb 2008 20:28:00 +0300, Ibrahim Y wrote:
> hi all..
> I've a question about your opinions to improve my skills, are they based on syntax
> checking / validating / or just if the website looks fine then it's good and that's it?
Well, the question I would ask you is: if the website looks fine to whom?
If it looks fine to you, on your computer or iPhone or whatever you
use, then that is all fine and dandy, provided that you are the only
person likely to visit the site.
On the other hand, if you expect others to view your site, then
validating will give you a better shot at others getting a usable
There's more to it, of course. All browsers and all devices have
limitations and flaws, so testing in as wide a variety as you can
is a good idea. With browser manufacturers constantly making their
products converge on published recommendations, validating is a
kind of "future-proofing" your site. Even Microsoft is finally
on board with making IE more compliant, so we hope eventually
that syntax checking / validating will improve our chances of getting
code to work "everywhere."
Bear in mind that validating is like spell-checking -- it picks up
errors but does not guarantee what you write makes sense.
(You do spell-check your pages, of course ;)
Good luck with your efforts.
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