Website Programming Standards


W3C provide a set of standards for the html coding on websites. Up until recently all websites were advised to be fully W3C compliant. However the latest web html5 technologies are not fully standardised at this time. Therefore to use the exciting new technologies like responsive design it's not currently possible to write fully W3C compliant code. Realnet will follow the latest recommendations for coding standards and ensure the code does as intended in the latest browsers, as explained below.

DDA (Disability Discrimination Act 1995)

The Disability Discrimination Act 1995 (the DDA), was introduced with the intention of comprehensively tackling the discrimination which many disabled people face. The main part of the DDA that applies to websites and requires them to be accessible came into force on 1 October 1999. Further changes were made to the Act in 2005 which required certain employers and service providers previously exempt from the Act (such as the police and small employers) to comply with the Act and therefore make their websites accessible.
All websites built by Realnet conform to level A of the W3C web content accessibility guidelines in order to comply with the DDA.

Web browser compatibility

All Realnet websites are designed and built to work on modern popular browsers launched in the last 3 years, including Internet Explorer, Firefox, Chrome, Opera and Safari.

Some older browsers (e.g. Internet Explorer 6, 7, 8) may not allow the full functionality of your new website as the web has evolved with new technologies that aren't compatible. For example responsive design doesn't work correctly in Internet Explorer 8, although we can quote to create a separate version of the style sheets to accommodate IE8.

Realnet websites will also work in most of the newer smart mobile phones with standards compliant browsers, although they are not specifically designed to fit on a smart phone screen. If you require a full mobile phone version of the website please contact Realnet for a quote.


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  • Cambridge
  • Cambridgeshire
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