We are as careful with our coding as we are with our design. Some web designers are very talented visually, but when it comes to coding they lack the necessary skills. At Merkados™ we don't automate the coding of your site. We code line by line, character by character all by hand. Sure it would be easier to let a computer write the code, just like many web design agencies out there do. In our case, we do things differently. By coding your website by hand, we ensure mainly two things:
- In the event of a future problem, we can identify it easily and cost-effectively.
- We ensure that it will work as intended. Including the ability to make your website search engine friendly. Imagine the amount of time it would take for somebody to read your code line by line, and correct what the software has written in order to make it SEO friendly. Since we code everything from scratch, your website will be search engine friendly, period.
Coding with Standards
Coding with W3C Standards. We code your website pages with W3C compliant XHTML and CSS. Does it make a difference to have valid XHTML and CSS? We think so. When the browsers have no problem rendering your site, first you gain speed serving the website to your clients, but second, you allow search crawlers to do a better job indexing your site. Many designers are still coding with tables and not with cascading style sheets. In today's Internet, it is of extreme importance to separate markup, content and styles.