Web Standards Validation or Testing is a critical component in web development process. It ensures that a website adheres and is compliant to the defined web standards by the World Wide Web Consortium also known as W3C.
These standards are composed of the recommendations for CSS or Cascading Style Sheets, HTML, HTML5 as well as other aspects of web technology. Web standards also ensure that the developer is using up-to-date web development techniques, the website will perform better in search results, the website will load quickly, and the website will display exactly the same regardless of what browser is used.
A few quick steps to test a websites compliance to web standards can be done by performing the following below. These are quick and easy steps that can be performed with the use of 3rd party specialized web standards validation tools. These are fundamental steps to ensure the website is web standards compliant.