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soon. Some notes I'm putting together on getting your CSS to pass W3's validation program.
The more I delve into CSS the more I curse not having taken time to understand it earlier in my site building. It is relatively simple and can be such a time saver. There are a stack of places where it could be applied on this site and I intend to work my way through them all. The menu system for this Resource Web alone took a week to re-work, and I'm still not happy with it yet. This leads to a really important point, that I have read about on the web time and time again and failed to acknowledge. Plan the site before you start building! At least the general look and feel. Using CSS will allow rapid updating / re-working if it is in place from the start. See my workshop page for a CSS home page example. (I've put a link to the right of the page to the CSS Validator at W3.org)
The first thing to achieve is a validation of your 'markup' (the code) of your (X)HTML document. This will include CSS checking (if your styles are declared in the HTML document and not linked remotely) but the CSS specific errors can be ignored whilst you tidy the coding. See the HTML section for details.
The Validator will not recognise I.E. filters e.g. DXImageTransform.Microsoft.Gradient use an image instead (GRSites has an excellent background gradient builder, but bear in mind using an image will loose the dynamic expansion capabilities of the Microsoft filter.
Validation Icons. The W3C "valid" icons may be used on documents that successfully passed validation for a specific technology, using the W3C validation services. The image should be used as a link to allow the user to re-validate the document at any time.
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Last Update: 05/03/2008 - Validate CSS - CSS Validation Notes - Neils Resource Web