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What do the links below mean? ArtyIT proudly displays these links as certification that our site adheres to the guidelines set by the World Wide Web Consortium for providing an error-free web experience.

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About the W3C

Most of us care not for how the pages magically appear on our screen while we are surfing the Internet, we just want them to be there! At times you may find a web site and many of the pages have 'funny' writing showing on them that really makes no sense. That text you are seeing is probably part of the code, the magic behind the page, that was written incorrectly.

Your browser (Internet Explorer, Netscape, Firefox, etc.) isn't sure what to do with it because it is not written in a manner the browser understands. When this happens it may appear as strange text on your computer. If the error is really confusing, you may not even see the page you expected at all. Instead you find yourself staring at a solid white page with an error message on top! You may also find yourself sending a link of a web site you found that to a friend. Your friend goes to the link you sent and it crashes his computer! It wasn't your fault, your browser was able to understand the code, but it confused your friend's broswser so badly due to errors, that his system just gave up. This is because different browsers look at the information in different ways.

Do any of these problems sound familiar? Web sites across the Internet have these coding issues and many webmasters don't even know they exist. Fortunately, there are organizations out there to train webmasters and make your surfing experience more enjoyable. The World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) develops specifications, guidelines, software, and tools to aid webmasters in bringing the web to its full potential. W3C helps web owners in finding coding issues within their sites and offers information in how to fix those errors so that problems for you don't happen. When you see web sites bearing the W3C logos you can rest assured that the webmaster is working hard to offer you a error-free, worry-free web site to enjoy.