The World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) creates the web standards.


Why 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. Web pages that conforms to the standard are easier for search engines to access and index, easier to convert to other formats, and easier to access with program code (like JavaScript and the DOM).

All of my websites are validated by the W3C before going live.


Accessibility

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.