Apple, Google, Facebook, Microsoft and Other Companies Jointly Launch a Web Standards Documentation Site:

Several web developers and leading tech companies including Apple, Google, HP, Microsoft, Mozilla, Nokia, Adobe, Facebook and Opera have launched a new website called Web Platform which will serve as a one stop place for information regarding HTML5, CSS4 and other web standards.

This site is really just the starting point for great things to come.  The goal of this site is to be the place to come for answers to your trickiest (and simplest) development and design questions about the Open Web Platform.

For years, web developers have had to rely on multiple sites to help them learn web programming or design, each with one piece of the puzzle. Great sites appear, covering one or two subjects, but too often fail to keep up with the rapid pace of changes to the web platform. Thismay have been good enough when the web was just simple HTML, basic CSS, and maybe a little JavaScript, but that was a long time ago. Today’s web is more than just documents, it’s applications and multimedia, and it’s changing at a breakneck pace.


The website is open for everyone and developers are encouraged to interact and discuss coding tips and suggestions on the website forums. The website also provides developers a definitive resource where they will find all sorts of useful information on things such as API documentation, browser compatibility and much more. The website also displays the status of a particular technology’s standardisation. All documents posted on Web Platform website are licensed under creative commons.

“Web Platform Docs is an ambitious project where all of us who are passionate about the web can share knowledge and help one another”- W3C Director Tim Berners-Lee

Employees of member companies will also contribute to the site using Wiki. The website encourages everyone to share tips and tricks or any other relevant information on modern web standards like HTML 5, CSS4 and other web standards using the Wiki. The website will include various web resources in future to help web developers and hopefully, to actually standardize the web across different browsers and platforms.

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