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.

  1. Beginner’s
    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),
    and adding dynamic behavior using JavaScript (i.e., Manipulating CSS with
  2. General web
    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.
  3. HTML includes conceptual,
    tutorial, and reference materials for the main markup language of the web with
    six topics: tutorials, element
    , attribute reference, API
    , data type reference, and entity
  4. CSS is the conceptual,
    tutorial, and reference materials for Cascading style sheets (CSS) and includes
    six topics: CSS learning material, CSS
    , CSS properties, CSS
    , atrules, and media queries.
  5. 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.
  6. JavaScript
    provides tutorial and reference materials for JavaScript; it also includes
    reference materials for third-party
    JavaScript libraries
    . Topics include Functions, Objects, Events, and Regular expressions.
  7. 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.
  8. SVG presents tutorial
    and reference materials for the XML markup language that describes
    two-dimensional vector graphics. Topics include tutorials,
    and Methods,
    among others.
  9. APIs provides reference
    materials for JavaScript APIs from appcache to xhr, though several of
    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

WebPlatform.org also includes a discussion chat area, a blog, a community, and a project issues dashboard.

If you’ve contributed to or used WebPlatform.org, please share your
impressions of the project.