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).