Why Should I Use Web Standards?

If you’re new to web developing and don’t understand why you really need to learn and use web standards, here are some compelling reasons to do so. If you’re already using web standards, these are good justification arguments, in case it ever comes up.

Avoiding Injuries as a Developer

Web developers are notorious self-abusers, but not in a fun way. We tend to squint at the screen for long hours, forget to eat, and get very little exercise above the wrist. We slump in ergonomic chairs and place our monitors at angles that make us crane to see them when we slump.