CSS WEBSITE DESIGN & DEVELOPMENT
NewSunSEO - Internet Marketing Professionals
Using CSS is the most search engine friendly way to create a website today:
- W3C valid XHTML 1.0 strict tableless layout
- SEO semantic / friendly coding
- Completely separated presentation content on page / Layout in full external CSS
- CSS sections commented defining code sections
- Load speed optimized
- Browsers: Opera, Safari, FireFox, IE 6 & IE 7
- CSS rollovers / CSS drop down menus
We will propose to either re-layout your current website’s source code in full CSS (Cascading Style Sheets) using strict XHTML or create a completely new site design using full CSS / strict XHTML. CSS coded in strict XHTML is the best, most modern, and most search engine friendly coding platform available today. The resulting code will achieve true separation of content from presentation as per W3C recommendations. For the purposes of search engine optimization, this provides the absolute best foundation to achieve high search rankings.
In cases where we only re-code an existing website in full CSS using strict XHTML, it is intended that the website look nearly identical to the existing website before we started.
There are several key benefits to doing this for SEO. We are able to tell search engine spiders to skip reading the CSS files completely. This speeds the time the spider gets through your website and will result in more of your content being indexed. The spiders find your content right away when they go through your pages. CSS also eliminates thousands of lines of redundant and un-needed source code from a website.
To the search engines, a website that is coded this way says several things:
- It embraces forward looking technology (huge for the internet)
- It is modern
- It is up to date
- It is highly likely to have relevant content
- It is aware of the most current website design practices
Using cascading style sheets ensures that spiders come back to your website more than your competitors, who might still use tables for their layout. If everything were the same between two websites except one used a table based layout (the old and out dated method), and one used a strict XHTML CSS layout, the CSS website will always rank higher in the search engines. Full CSS gives you the best possible foundation to go forward with in SEO.