Tested my website - HTML Errors Found - W3C Validity

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Hi ,

I ran a test of my Yola website - http://andreart.yolasite.com - on woorank.com .

Found 121 Errors and 12 warnings in W3C Validity.

How can I correct these html errors.

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André Pillay Art

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Laura Thomas, Social Media Coordinator

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Hi André,

It's difficult to advise you without seeing the full report, however in general, HTML validation errors have little or no practical impact to how browsers render your site or how search engines index your content.

We focus our efforts more on features and ease of use than generated code quality because we feel that fills a bigger need for the majority of our customers.

That said, the main reason to be concerned about errors like these is to ensure that your website performs well on accessibility with W3C.

I ran a web accessibility report on your website using AChecker and the results were very thorough and specific about how you can improve your website readability and accessibility. They did not cite any HTML or CSS code errors, rather they made suggestions about changes you should make regarding font choices and sizes. They also point out that you need to add alternative text to your website images. You can address these changes within the Style Designer and Picture Widgets without needing to understand coding standards.

I would also suggest organizing your content in a way that makes your homepage much shorter as you currently have a lot of information to scroll through. Moving some of that information off onto other pages and/or using our Picture Gallery Widget will help to improve your overall readability also.
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André Pillay Art

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Hi Laura,

Thanks for your feedback.

Noticed CSS and HTML can be edited only on the YOLA upgrade package.

I thought I could streamline my homepage by tidying up the HTML with http://www.dirtymarkup.com .

My website images have alternative text , checked at http://www.woorank.com .

So I will focus on making my homepage shorter and move content to other pages.

How do you add alt text to images in Picture Gallery ?

Thanks,

André
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Laura Thomas, Social Media Coordinator

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Hi André,

You can add your own HTML or CSS to any page on any package with the HTML widget. To use our CSS editor that applies your code site wide, you do need a premium subscription.

Using a site like DirtyMarkup will not work for Yola built websites. It might be a good tool for those who code their own pages but I'm not really familiar with it.

You can add hover text to pictures in the Picture Gallery Widget but you cannot add alt text to them unfortunately.