This post makes it sound like you think its very important for someone to use valid html and css but your site isn't even valid. Just an fyi. I'm new here so I don't know if you are in the middle of upgrading or what not.
Hi BossChase, I'm surprised
I'm surprised this question hasn't come up more often.
Actually I am in the middle of an upgrade but that's no excuse for having invalid content.
It's very important if your site is experiencing issues for you to validate as in many cases it will help you find and fix your problems.
If you are looking for an excuse as to why csscreator doesn't validate let me point out a few things.
This site has been around for over 7 years. In that time it has gone through lots of structural changes. We've gone from using html4 to XHTML1.
Currently the site uses a CMS, Drupal and many modules that provide stylesheets and markup, which are sometimes not valid.
The forum relies on user input, sometimes that's not valid.
Content from external providers such as adverts is sometimes not valid.
All these things are of course just excuses and if it was higher on my list of priorities I would fix them up.
For now I will do what I can in the upgrade.
If I was experiencing problems with my site the first thing I would do is to strip out anything not valid and work on the issues from a clean slate.
Thanks for the reply. I
Thanks for the reply. I think as long as it's accessible it's not a big deal. Google, Amazon, and Ebay don't validate either and they seem to be doing ok.
As Tony said, we tend to
As Tony said, we tend to request validation because if you have a problem on your site, validation is the best method to verify that your HTML isn't the issue.
Valid code also helps with
Valid code also helps with browser and css consistency