Most of the clients these days, have the following requirements:
- HTML to validate as Strict or Transitional,
- CSS for validatation,
- Website that sports Accessibility Level 2+,
- Design that views the same across all browsers.
Having learned this information from developers and agencies, who have enlightened the world over the last 10 years on best methods. Re-educating them now, won’t be easy! Most people control away from stuff they don’t understand out of fright of the unknown.
RE-EDUCATING YOUR CLIENT
Roughly speaking, you would kick – start by explaining what the client knows presently, and telling them why these methods are outdated and need to be substituted. Succeeding this, you would speak about how we carry out things now, defining why these techniques are better.
How We Used To Cultivate
Over 40% of our time is devoted in making our websites look pixel-perfect across all browsers. We used to assure that a website performed absolutely the same across all browsers (or as close to it as possible). But this didn’t ensure that the website would work on all devices and phones.
The old way of developing websites was longwinded and is outdated.
We need to keep in mind that the Web as we know it has changed. We are no longer in 2004, developing for Internet Explorer 6 on a PC. In this day and age, the Web extends across a voluminous range of devices, including mobile phones, TVs, handheld PCs and Macs, even fridges. So, our websites could be rendered in any number of ways.
By comtemplating for uniformity across browsers, not only are you not future-proofing your project, but you are making it less accessible.
Validation is a tool to guide us, not a religion to blindly follow. A website that validates is not certainly approchable to users and does not necessarily function well across browsers. We must not mistake validation for accessibility or usability.
Google states that validation has no effect on its ranking system. It partly ranks websites on how accessible and usable they are across a broad range of devices.
How We Advance Today
- We adopt to HTML5 and CSS3 for making our websites more device-friendly, accessible and usable. These standards allow our websites to be accessed on browsers that boost far above just PCs and Macs.
- The process of development has sped-up, which helps us to complete our projects faster and to a higher quality and standards.
- Minor changes are not as time-absorbing, which decreases the development time and saves the client money.
- Our websites become more future-proof, by designing and developing to the capacities of the best browsers.
- This method accelerates the development time and decreases costs.
Content Is The first concern
The most prominent guidelines to follow are:
Every single website should be developed with clean HTML that can be followed by any device. This enables the content to be available to all browsers and devices.
Usable information is also a high priority. If a website has been achieved but is not useable on the browser or device, then it aid’s no purpose which might even effect the ranking in google.