New W3C website launched

In March 2009 the W3C launched a beta version of their main website, looking for feedback and contributions. On October 13, the new World Wide Web Consortium website was launched.

I like the new so far. Visually it’s a light, pretty minimal design that lets the content speak for itself. Ironically, as has been pointed out in the comments to the W3C Blog post W3C Site Launch, the CSS used does not validate. After a quick check I think most or all of the issues flagged as errors by the CSS validator are caused by CSS hacks for IE or vendor-specific extensions for Gecko and WebKit.

I don’t think it’s such a big deal, even though my personal preference is to avoid introducing CSS validation errors on purpose since it makes QA harder. It does seem a bit odd for the W3C site to have CSS that their own CSS validator reports as errors, so I can understand the people who think this should be fixed as well.

The HTML (XHTML 1.0 Strict) is valid everywhere I looked though.

Posted on October 19, 2009 in Web Standards