Harnessing the full power of the website development techniques discussed on this site depends on complete integration of Cascading Style Sheets (CSS) throughout the website.
CSS has become an essential website component by providing the vehicle to centralize presentational programming and eliminate verbose table-based code.
Table Layouts: Cheap, Quick & Ineffective
Unfortunately, table-based presentation is still used, especially in “easy website” solutions such as WYSIWYG editors.
This “old school” technique burdens your site with the multiple disadvantages discussed here and undermines your site’s competitive edge.
Is Your Site CSS Based?
Follow these steps to determine if your site is table based or CSS based:
- Load into your browser window any page of your site that contains paragraphs of text and no tabular columns of data.
- Select the “Source” or “Page Source” option in your browser’s drop-down “View” menu. A new window containing the programming code for the page should appear.
- Select “Find” from the “Edit” menu options.
- Search for instances of td
Convert to CSS Today!
To convert an existing site to CSS, or for professional front-end web development to code a new site, please contact Nick Stone in Central Virginia at 434-284-2840, or use our contact form to request a bid.
In HTML, the bracketed sequence of “td” stands for “table data.” If these two letters appear together repeatedly, enclosed in brackets, your site is probably table-based.
Upgrading to professionally developed, CSS based, W3C standards-compliant HTML programming can improve your search engine rank and yield multiple additional benefits discussed on this site.
Learn more about the advantages of CSS based presentation.