January 24, 2011
Last year, I was working with someone to create landing pages and website for some clients. I really didn’t know him except for his name, we were just teamed up because we were in the same company. We were both WordPress developers, and I assumed that he knew what he was doing. Well he did, he knew how to create a basic WordPress theme from scratch or coding it from a PSD file but there was really something off with it.
After I have finished coding my task websites, my manager asked me to look into his code, see whats wrong and do some minor changes. When I checked it, I found out that he was using too many deprecated tags. I said like, “Whoa! Now this is outdated html coding” and reported it to our manager.
If you’re also unsure of what tags are deprecated, here is a quick list of them:
<applet>– Defines an embedded applet
<basefont />– Defines a default font, color, or size for the text in a page
<center>– Defines centered text
<dir>– Defines a directory list
<font>– Defines font, color, and size for text
<isindex>– Defines a searchable index related to a document
<s>– Defines strikethrough text
<strike>– Defines strikethrough text
<u>– Defines underlined text
<xmp>– Defines preformatted text
Updating yourself about the rules and new standards, is a must and need not just for WordPress developers, but also for any type of work that always evolve.
For more reference about HTML / XHTML check this site: http://w3schools.com/tags/default.asp
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