Best practices for the Web
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Additional best practices to consider:
- Pages that are no longer current should ideally be removed or appropriately archived so as not to inadvertently produce outdated information to visitors via an Internet search.
- Use valid XHTML and CSS and test using a validator like the ones provided by the World Wide Web Consortium (www.w3.org).
- Test for accessibility using WebXACT(formerly known as Bobby- http://webxact.watchfire.com), a free online service to test pages of web content for quality,accessibility, and privacy issues.
- Add meta tags that describe page content and enhance search results.
- Add meta information to PDF and Word Downloads.
- Test pages in multiple browsers.
- When redesigning a site, test new site designs in JAWS or another screen reading software in order to determine potential accessibility and usability issues.
- Use the Web Accessibility Initiative's 10Quick Tips (www.w3.org/WAI/References/QuickTips).