Making a case for standards and accessibility

A common hurdle on the way towards a modern, standards compliant web site is making management, designers and clients understand the benefits. In short, these are the main benefits:

  • lighter-weight pages
  • easier maintenance
  • better accessibility
  • forward compatibility
  • greater flexibility

What about drawbacks? None significant.

Read some other people’s thoughts on this in One Foot In the Past (Eric Meyer), The Invisible Hand-coder (CodeBitch) and css v. tables (Andy Arikawa).

Posted on August 3, 2003 in Web Standards