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Valid Coding

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After years of messy coding, I finally got my act together. Now, I'm not sure whether Valid Code makes a whole lot of difference these days, but it does make me feel more accomplished because I put extra effort to make sure my code was shiny and nice. *smiles*

I used the CCS & HTML 4.01 validators at http://w3.org to validate the code at http://saine.xhale.nu

What do you think of valid code? Is it necessary or a waste of time?
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I've always believed in coding for people, not machines. However, that was when most people used Internet Explorer. We know that IE allows for some sloppy coding, and doesn't conform to the unified standards. However, now people are moving en mass to more secure alternative browsers, and also using PDA's, cell phones, and other non-traditional means to browse sites. The standards then become much more important. I'm sure this trend will only continue to grow.

It's also important to make your code "Google friendly", as Google and other search engine spiders are so important to web site traffic. Mostly this is relating to dynamic pages. This sites forum software, and the front page news software have both recently been rewritten to be more search engine friendly. It does dramatically increase the number of pages spidered, and the search results available.
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