User-Centered Design

Q: User-Centered Design
In terms of features, functionality, layout and design, WordPress is highly customizable. It does not constrain developers to a specific structure, forms and modules. Access to the core code allows for independent development of any custom modules.
According to its creators at W3C, Cascading Style Sheets “represents a simple mechanism for adding style (e.g. fonts, colors, spacing) to web documents.” This implies the following for XXXX’s website:
CSS is a standard layout language for the web—one that controls colors, typography, and the size and placement of elements and images.
Though precise and powerful, CSS is easy to author by hand.
It is a bandwidth–friendly technology: a single 10K CSS document can control the appearance of an entire website, comprising thousands of pages and hundreds of megabytes.
CSS is intended by its creators (W3C) to replace HTML table-based layouts, frames, and other presentational hacks.
CSS, together with other web standards such as XHTML, helps us separate style from content, making the web more accessible, and opening it up to more powerful applications and technologies to come.
Laying out pages with CSS instead of HTML tables—or using CSS simply to replace redundant, non–standard HTML hacks, such as invalid extensions to the tag or the tag—provides the following benefits:
Conserved bandwidth (less mark-up for visitors to download)
Reduced design/development, updating and maintenance time
Increased accessibility (fewer, or no, HTML tables; no invalid junk mark-up)
Adherence to W3C recommendations, improving interoperability and ensuring greater longevity (sites will not become obsolete)
Better, more professional appearance (line–height, borders, padding, margins)
Increased readability (line–height, borders, padding, margins)
Easier transition in the future to more powerful standards such as XML (because page content no longer contains junk mark-up)

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