[vet-mm] Re: [Year 12 Its] Creating a CSS Based Website - The Journey

Bill Kerr billkerr at gmail.com
Tue Jan 10 09:43:05 EST 2006

forgot to mention - it's a good idea to validate your xhtml and css too
useful to run students through this exercise as well

HTML-Kit has a validator as well but the w3c validators would be the sure
there are stickers available from the above pages once  your pages are
the error lists can be scary at first but most of it is tidying up, things
like closing all tags, such as closing a meta tag with / > rather than just
> is required for valid xhtml

from a recent blog post:
Why bother to validate? It provides me with the best chance for a good
display of what I have produced in a wide variety of browsers. Secondly,
valid XHTML and CSS is the best available platform for disability access.
Finally, it enable for more (not less) creativity as some beautiful cutting
edge CSS sites have demonstrated (Zen Garden <http://www.csszengarden.com/>,
Eric Meyer <http://www.meyerweb.com/eric/css/edge/>).

Bill Kerr
skype: billkerr2006

On 1/9/06, Keith Richardson <keithcr at fastmail.fm> wrote:
> Hi all.
> I have published a five page story of the making of the 3in6-2006
> website based on css and html.
> It can be downloaded from:
> http://3in6.openlab.net.au/resources/2006/W01-Developing-a-CSS-and-HTML-Based-Website.doc
> Why write it?
> It took me three years to pluck up enough courage to break new ground
> (new to me that is) and try to use css.
> Two teachers finally gave me the push - Brett Davies who has created
> some wonderful css sites in Victoria was most encouraging and a fund of
> excellent practical advice, and Des Hardy who presented an outstanding
> session at the 2005 VITTA Conference called "Web Standards".
> After Brett and Des I felt that my excuses were groundless, but still I
> had to actually do it. Perhaps this short story will give others the
> inspiration to try css for themselves too. That is why I have written
> and published it.
> All the best for an exciting and satisfying 2006.
> Regards, Keith
> Keith Richardson
> IPM List Moderator
> Head of ICT, Leibler Yavneh College
> Elsternwick
> Ph: 03.9528.4911
> k.richardson at yavneh.vic.edu.au
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