Website Layout & CSS Design
Professional Web Design , CSS & W3C compliant websites
Active Online builds websites using CSS and XHTML to W3C standards. Our
team of experienced web developers can convert any graphic concept design into
a full function CSS based layout that is fully optimised for search engines
What is CSS?
Cascading Style Sheets (CSS) are a set of rules used to define how particular XHTM/HTML elements on a web page or web site are formatted. CSS was developed by the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) to standardise how web browsers apply formatting to a web page. Since its inception, CSS has been adopted and implemented strictly by nearly all the popular web browser manufacturers and provides greatly improved browsing functionality to designers and users..
Why is CSS based layout the preferred choice for your web design project?
Faster Load times.
With styling data contained within an external CSS file, resulting XHTML/HTML pages within your website will require less code resulting in faster page load times. Once a web browser has read your style sheet once, it is retained in memory and does not need to be reloaded for every new page.
Easier and more efficient maintenance.
By using a single Cascading Style Sheet across your entire website, styling changes, look-and-feel and layout can easily be modified across the entire website by adjusting on e file only.
Many of the original HTML style tags have been deprecated and eventually will not be supported by web browsers. With the the current momentum towards XML standards of website design, the older table based HTML designs will eventually break and have to be rewritten.
Improved Control, Usability and Functionality.
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What is the W3C?
The World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) is an international consortium where Member organizations, a full-time staff, and the public work together to develop Web standards.
W3C primarily pursues its mission through the creation of Web standards and
guidelines. Since 1994, W3C has published more than 110 such standards,
called W3C Recommendations. W3C also engages in education and outreach,
develops software, and serves as an open forum for discussion about the Web.
In order for the Web to reach its full potential, the most fundamental Web
technologies must be compatible with one another and allow any hardware and
software used to access the Web to work together. W3C refers to this goal as
"Web interoperability." By publishing open (non-proprietary) standards for
Web languages and protocols, W3C seeks to avoid market fragmentation and
thus Web fragmentation.
Tim Berners-Lee and others created W3C as an industry consortium dedicated to building consensus around Web technologies. Mr. Berners-Lee, who is widely accepted as having invented the World Wide Web in 1989 while working at the European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN), has served as the W3C Director since W3C was founded, in 1994.