XHTML and CSS are two web standards that have been designated by the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C). The W3C develops specifications, guidelines, software, and tools to lead the web to its full potential.
XHTML (Extensible HyperText Markup Language) is the code behind the creation of this web site. XHTML is slightly similar to HTML (the original code for building web sites), however, building a web site with XHTML ensures that the site will have a unified appearance in all standard web browsers (ie: Internet Explorer, Netscape, Mozilla, Opera, etc...). This eliminates the need to create browser specific pages for a web site. Building a web site in XHTML also ensures that the site is optimized for a quick download.
CSS (Cascading Style Sheets) is a way of formating the content of a web site. Building a web site using CSS removes verbose code and ensures that the entire site has a unfied look and feel.
Using both XHTML and CSS, we will build web sites that are compliant with the standards set forth by the W3C. This ensures that the sites we build will still function in the next generation of web browsers. XHTML and CSS are the future of building web sites.
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