Many of the validation errors came from using the HTML 4.0 doctype with HTML5 elements. I did remove some of the semantic HTML tags that were associated with CSS in order to support IE8. I used divs instead.
After reviewing the code, there were still several items I wanted to address before calling it a wrap:
- Styling content
- Adding and editing content
- Replacing images
- Testing the contact form
- Fixing image shadows for IE8
- Google font rendering
- Adding a jQuery image rotator for the front page
In addition to what’s linked above I had help from the following:
A Primer on the CSS Font Shorthand Property from Impressive Webs:
Helped me learn everything I’d done wrong in styling fonts and fixed what I thought was a Chrome rendering problem.
And this thread on body font size:
For more help understanding font properties.