Wednesday, January 26, 2005

Sometimes Ya Gotta Do the Challenging Stuff…

Today was “working on cleaning up my code day” at Sisterbleach. I still have a very long way to go, but progress is being made.

I use WordPress for the script and my own code for the design  it using it’s editor. Unfortunately this code produces has issues. And since the beginning of the website I’ve done a lot of changing, cutting and pasting.

The home page is refurbished. I am trying to validate it use W3C validator. I still have quit a few errors to correct. But we’re getting there.

It’s been my priority up to now to just create as much content as possible for the magazine and worry about cleaning up the site later. Well later has arrived.

I think it is important to validate the code. I think it will become important down the road, if not already, for Search Engines.

Validating and cleaning the code up already helps by getting rid of a lot of bloated code (code you don’t need) so the page is easier to spider.

I certainly could see websites getting a boost in the future for having perfect, validated code.

It’s a sign of a webmaster that cares:)