W3C Compliance

The World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) is the organization in charge of website coding standards that are followed by web design firms. A webpage is programmed with code such as HTML, XHTML, CSS among other Open Standards governed by the W3C. Many of the benefits of complying with web standards are ignored or simply disregarded by most customers and even by some web design companies. Indeed, it usually involves high design skills and is harder to achieve with highly visual layouts or interactive websites.


Our commitment to W3C standards - XHTML, CSS, XML, i18n, L10N

However, at Davyin Internet Solutions, we consider W3C compliance as a guarantee that our hard work is up to our commitment to W3C standards. Design sketches or wire frames are integrated into HTML/CSS template pages in which markup and style are clearly separated. We build valid HTML pages that comply with the syntax of the W3C standards. Markup and tags are carefully assigned to different semantic elements of your design such as menu items, pictures or page titles to be accurately and better indexed by search engines.


By building tableless web designs and making extensive use of CSS we ensure your site is not only compliant but also easier to maintain and more flexible. As a result, in the long term you save on your investment by decreasing your site maintenance and on-going costs. A tableless web design is usually lighter and cleaner in terms of code which allows for a faster download and helps search engine bots crawl your site more efficiently. W3C valid markup is a suggested component of search engine friendly design(SEF) in order to get search engines to index your site more often and accurately giving your site a prominent presence on search engines natural result pages(SERPs).


With valid markup, tableless design and clean code, your website is compatible with a large number of browsers on different platforms and monitors allowing a better user experience and enabling your brand name to gain more trust from visitors. Davyin Internet Solutions offers web development services based on the leading Open Source CMS/framework, Drupal, which provides a perfect architecture to comply with W3C standards.



Benefits of following W3C standards

Here is a short summary of the benefits that W3C standards compliance brings to a website:

  • Better compatibility across different browsers or platforms: Allow cross browser compatibility (Safari, Internet Explorer, Firefox, etc…), different platforms (MAC, PC, etc…)
  • Better [l|node/7|user experience], user can browse quickly: pages are lighter, loading is quicker
  • Easier maintenance and more flexibility by leveraging the power of CSS and HTML
  • [l|node/55|Search engines index more accurately keywords] on your content since markup is W3C valid and optimized.
  • Pages being generally lighter, web crawlers come more often [l|node/55|keeping your site up to date in search engines] result pages.
  • Having a compliant website up to recognized standards in the web design industry also brings more [l|node/4|recognition to a brand name]


Some existing tools such as the W3C Markup Validator and other validation tools help us test your website to be able to guarantee a quality up to the best standards in the web design industry.


As part of the Open Source community we believe that contribution and adherence to standards are a proof of our commitment to the online community. Therefore we keep up to date with new standards and try to get more people concerned by spreading the word on web standards.