by mauii
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Is it really that big of a deal to have valid css and html, as long as everything works across browsers?
#css or html #validating
  • Profile picture of the author kamlesh23
    Not really necessary but its good if you have validated CSS / HTML.
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  • Profile picture of the author mauii
    I was curious because I read that it could be a factor in search engine rankings.

    I entered some major websites into the w3 validator (google, amazon, reddit, etc.) and NONE of them have valid HTML and CSS.
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    • Profile picture of the author kamlesh23
      Originally Posted by mauii View Post

      I was curious because I read that it could be a factor in search engine rankings.

      I entered some major websites into the w3 validator (google, amazon, reddit, etc.) and NONE of them have valid HTML and CSS.
      Don't compare yourself with google, amazon etc.. Just check the validation output for your competitors and in case they have less errors that your site then fix it
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  • Profile picture of the author Osho Garg
    Personal Experience After Validating My Website Traffic Increase 90 Percent From Search Engines Specially Google
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  • Profile picture of the author Eric Seiler
    Validating your HTML is never a bad idea. It will teach you to code cleanly, or at least within the standard.

    The CSS side of validation? I don't know. I've seen more of a gain from compressing the CSS than making it valid. There always seems to be some browser exception that doesn't pass the checker.

    You may never be able to fully validate using something like WordPress, unless you plan to fix all the themes/plugins you use. It really isn't even worth trying IMO.
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  • Profile picture of the author HorseStall
    Lets put it this way, it does not hurt to validate your code, however not validating may cause problems. Even if you test in normal browsers obscure ones may choke if the CSS or HTML is incorrectly formed.
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