The conversation, Who REALLY cares about your site validating, reminds me of the “Why bother with usability?” ones that pop up every once in awhile.

The way I view it, is that every step we take towards presenting a user centered web site, with user centered web pages, is a step towards customer satiisfaction. Even if you’re not selling anything, you’re “selling” your worth as a site that merits a link, referral, social bookmark, visit, any bookmark, etc.

Validating code is another step in the web site development process. It goes along with learning CSS, PHP, SEO, accessible forms, and more. Sooner or later, you may find that your efforts matter to somebody.

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Kim Krause Berg’s long background in web design, SEO and usability includes software application functional and user interface testing, accessibility, information architecture and persuasive design. She shared her passion for Usability and SEO through her site and private consulting at Cre8pc for 17 years. Kim founded Cre8asiteforums in 1998. In the fall of 2012 she sold her forums to Internet Marketing Ninjas and retired from private consulting to join their Executive Management team where she continues her work in usability testing, customer experience and conversions design.

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American Society for Information Science and Technology (ASIS&T)

Information Architecture Institute

Usability Professionals Association (UPA)

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