By using W3 Consortium’s HTML Validator one can check whether a site is standards compliant or not.
According to their site: W3C primarily pursues its mission through the creation of Web standards and guidelines.
Basically the benefits of web standards are:
– Accessible to all devices (laptops, PCs, PDAs etc)
– Cross-browser compatibilty. No need to do another design specifically for a certain browser. Still a site is accessible even if browsers have updated versions.
– Easy to edit, remake compared to Flash and Table based websites.
– That means it saves time and money.
– Bandwidth friendly, another money saving factor.
1. Yahoo â€“ 34 errors. Currently, the webâ€™s star of all season in terms of site visit. So caught up with its popularity that it forgot to catch the errors running around at the back of its site.
2. Google â€“ 47 errors. The leader in web search. Also a leader in errors.
3. Yugatech â€“ 301 errors. A personal site of Abe Olandres. One of my personal favorite blogsites.
4. Bryanboy â€“ 284 errors. A star blogsite maintained by Bryanboy. Also one of my favorite sites. Bryanboy doesnâ€™t mind the error as long as heâ€™s earning big bucks through it.
5. 2Advanced â€“ 3 errors. Probably belongs to internetâ€™s top 10 flash websites. Also tops in errors.
6. Paypal â€“ 5 errors. Looks good superficially, but failed miserably in web standards.
7. iStockphoto â€“ 16 errors. The innovator of offering cheap stockphotos, I hope they wonâ€™t become morally cheap because of errors.
8. Namepros – 280 errors. The admin of this domain forum site is a good guy, but i just dug up something that isn’t good – the errors.
9. Inquirer.net – 124 errors. Philippines’ best news website, bested the errors as well.
10. Soccerproject – 7 errors. I visit this site practically everyday to manage my football team. This site is a football team management game, but too bad the developers forgot to managed its web standard compliance.