WebPlatform.org is a resource
for current, cross-browser, cross-platform, and cross-device documentation for
best coding practices. Contributors to WebPlatform.org include these stewards: the
W3C, Adobe, Facebook, Google, HP, Intel, Microsoft, Mozilla, Nokia, and Opera Software.
In October 2012, I wrote about how
to contribute to the then new WebPlatform.org project. I decided to check
in on the project and see what advancements have been made in the past 12
The community-driven Web Platform Docs is well
on its way to becoming a comprehensive and authoritative source for web
developer documentation. The documentation has grown significantly since my
first review of the project. The Scalable Vector Graphics (SVG) collection is
one example of a topic whose index of articles has flourished and currently
lists 115 subjects on the subject.
The documentation is divided into nine categories.
guide includes introductory content featuring web fundamentals such as
history of the Web, structuring your content (i.e., HTML structural elements), styling
your content (i.e., Targeting styles with media queries),
- General web
concepts is a collection of eight general web development subjects and
tutorial articles. Some of the topics include Internet and Web, General programming, and Mobile Web.
- HTML includes conceptual,
tutorial, and reference materials for the main markup language of the web with
six topics: tutorials, element
reference, attribute reference, API
reference, data type reference, and entity
- CSS is the conceptual,
tutorial, and reference materials for Cascading style sheets (CSS) and includes
six topics: CSS learning material, CSS
selectors, CSS properties, CSS
functions, atrules, and media queries.
- Accessibility reviews patterns, practices,
and business cases for making the web work for people with a diverse range of
abilities. It includes a section on accessibility and the mobile web and a list
of external references.
reference materials for third-party
- DOM offers tutorial
and reference materials for the Document Object Model (DOM) events and methods.
It also includes articles for subjects such as DOM
learning material and Methods.
- SVG presents tutorial
and reference materials for the XML markup language that describes
two-dimensional vector graphics. Topics include tutorials,
- APIs provides reference
these materials require some review.
Collaboration and contributions
can contribute to the documentation by becoming an editor. In order to
become an editor, you must register
first. Before you register, I recommend reading the Editor’s Guide
If you’ve contributed to or used WebPlatform.org, please share your
impressions of the project.