Make Your Website Design SEO-Friendly With DIV Based CSS Format

Posted by Singapore Web Design Company on 29 November 2011

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With the advancement in technology over the past decade, web designers and developers have more options and freedom of choosing different formats for the website. The two basic types include the table format and the DIV based CSS format. Even though both have their distinctive advantages and disadvantages, the CSS format is, by far, more SEO-friendly than the table format.

 

BENEFITS OF TABLE FORMAT

  1. Easier to implement than CSS
  2. Easier to create compared to CSS by using tools such as Dreamweaver or Microsoft FrontPage.
  3. Better browser compatibility as it supports every type of internet browser, old or new.

 

SHORTCOMINGS OF TABLE FORMAT

  1. Compared to CSS, the table layout is highly inflexible
  2. Tables have long codes which make it difficult for website developers to detect bugs
  3. Time consuming web content submission process

 

BENEFITS OF DIV BASED CSS FORMAT

  1. Faster loading of webpage
  2. Better bandwidth management as the file sizes are small and easier to compress webpage at times of high web traffic
  3. Easy and flexible modification process as there is only one CSS file for the webpage
  4. Less time consuming than webpage made with tables

 

SHORTCOMINGS OF DIV BASED CSS FORMAT

  1. Requires proficiency in CSS coding
  2. Requires proper validation of CSS properties as they could be interpreted differently depending on the web browser, making it necessary to follow W3C standards
  3. Development of CSS format webpage is more time consuming

 

WHY IS DIV BASED CSS FORMAT MORE SEO-FRIENDLY?

 

  1. Google’s complex algorithms detects Meta information used for website optimization and that is only compatible with the CSS format
  2. It is easier for search engine crawlers to crawl through the clear and compact CSS coding
  3. As search engine crawlers can efficiently crawl through CSS coding and webpage content, more traffic is generated
  4. The structure can be flexibly altered according to SEO needs and requirements

 


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