Web standards make web development easier.
The World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) creates the web standards.
To make internet a better place, for both developers and visitors, it is important that both browsers and Web developers follow the Web standards.
When developers follow the Web standards, the development is simplified, since it is easier for a developer to understand another's coding.
Using Web standards will ensure that all browsers will display your Web site properly, without time-consuming rewrites.
Tip: Always validate your pages with a validation service. Validation keeps your documents up to the standards, and free of errors.
Accessibility is an important part of the HTML standard.
Web standards make it easier for people with disabilities to use the Web.
Blind people can use programs to read Web pages for them. People with poor eye sight can rearrange and magnify standard Web pages.
W3C creates and maintains the Web standards.
From Tim Berners-Lee, the inventor of the World Wide Web, director and founder of the World Wide Web consortium:
"The dream behind the Web is of a common information space in which we communicate by sharing information."
The World Wide Web Consortium (W3C), founded in 1994, is an international consortium dedicated to "lead the web to its full potential", which it does by developing specifications, guidelines, software, and tools.
As developers, especially when creating educational Web sites, we can help turn this dream into reality. The most important W3C standards are:
ECMA, founded in 1961, in order to meet the need for standardizing computer languages and input/output codes.
ECMA is not an official standardization institute, but an association of companies that collaborate with other official institutes like the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) and the European Telecommunications Standards Institute (ETSI).
The latest ECMAScript specification is ECMA-262:
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