CSS and HTML validation tools

any help for finding
Free CSS and HTML validation tools apart from w3C.

Iā€™d say those are the best tools to use. I mean they are the most aware of the web and the standards.

You can also try http://htmlhelp.com/tools/validator/

Thanks.

Can we have something where we can only provide our external CSS file for validation?

Sure. Have you tried this? http://jigsaw.w3.org/css-validator/

Just type the full address of the CSS file location (e.g. http://www.example.com/css/style.css )

Why would you WANT tools apart from the official source?!?

to validate if i can see some different features that might be available in other options.

I like this free W3 compliant Firefox validator tool:
http://users.skynet.be/mgueury/mozilla/

The feature that I like best is immediately after any web-page is displayed a coloured icon appears in the bottom right corner. Icon colours are red, yellow or green indicating errors, warning or valid CSS respectively.

Clicking on the icon a new window opens with three panels, source code, hints/warnings/error with dynamic links to a comprehensive help.

Another useful feature is Tidy, ideal for removing errors and for formatting.

It only takes a couple of minutes to install. Give it a whirl and I bet you will not remove the installation :slight_smile:

download Web Developer addon for FF. THE tool for validating CSS, HTML and 508 compliance all in one place.

wow sounds good information, Thanks everyone for valuable inputs.