W3C validation is a good thing. It keeps the internet accessible, makes cross-browser compatibility a more achievable goal, and allows us to be very very specific when we bitch about MSIE.
Yet for all the glory of validation, who wants to put those garrish yeloow buttons on their page? They rarely blend in, especially on a page with few to no banner ads.
Enter the solution:
W3C compliance Mini-buttons. Simple enough, but a vast improvement. Both of these buttons can fit neatly at the bottom of the page, right below where copyright text is usually placed, and attract only the excess attention not being drawn by your content.
I was surprised I didn't find a pair done anywhere else. Feel free to take these, anyone.