W3C Validation and Accessibility

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W3C Validation and Accessibility

What is code validation and why you should care. 

W3C stands for the World Wide Web Consortium who are the recognized standards organization for the World Wide Web. These standards are then used to help guide web developers and browsers to develop code that lives up to certain standards. In a nutshell, they write the rule-book that helps to define if our code is well-written or poorly written. It’s important that your site is W3C valid to ensure the site works properly on your browser as well as the other major browsers such as Internet Explorer, FireFox, Chrome, etc.

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  • What happens if your site isn't compliant?

    A website that contains many validation errors can suffer from ill-effects including broken layouts and/or functionality, improperly tagged content and more. Additionally, websites that are coded to standards last longer and are “future-proofed” for the most part against browser updates and the like. You can learn more at the official W3C website.

  • Why make your site ADA compliant?

    While Aktiv will do its best to adhere to ADA best practices in every project, it is not always an easy task. However, a website can have guaranteed ADA compliance through an integration with Aktiv partner accessibe.com

    This results in a website experience that is great for all of your website audience, whether limited-sighted or not. 

  • What are ADA best practices Aktiv includes?

    ADA best practices included in an Aktiv Studios Designed and Developed project include:

    • Content jQuery widgets will make use of aria roles, properties and labels both for ADA accessibility, W3C validation and SEO are implemented where appropriate and in conformance with W3C rules. 
    • ADA tags are implemented on site widgets such as accordions, tabs, carousels, etc.
    • Font sizing in em’s for scalability.
    • Layout content sections and callouts in the tabbed in the correct order
    • Content has intuitive page structure and formatting.
    • Aktiv checks that color contrasts are within WCAG AA passing contrast ratio.
    • Images added by Aktiv have semantic alt-tags.

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