Web Platform Docs: A new centralized community resource for Web developers

It is a daunting task finding the best resources online for building a website; especially for web developers who use HTML5, CSS and other open Web standards for building their websites. But not anymore – as the Web Platform Docs is there to live up to the task.

Web Platform Docs is a central repository and trustworthy source for information that informs web developers about the real-world status of the Web specifications. The repository has been formed by the combined efforts of the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C), Microsoft and other technology companies, such as browser-makers Mozilla, Google and Opera, as well as Nokia, HP, Adobe and Facebook.

Why Web Platform Docs

It is particularly difficult to address cross-browser compatibility issues hence, a centralized community resource that for web developers provide with most accurate and timely information on the technologies and standards that are crucial to their work would prove beneficial hence, Web Platform Docs.

The documentation on Web Platform Docs is current, true and complete and most comprehensive in a way. It takes into account the information on a browser’s implementation of different Web technologies. Moreover, it provides up-to-date information on the stability and implementation status of a given feature or technology and then, there are lengthy tutorials available for your better understanding. The tutorials provide guidance on how to use new and existing technologies for developing a good website.

For instance, if there is something that has to be tested yet for security, developers are made aware of its status which in turn enables them to make educated decisions on when to adopt specific standards-based features or to drop them.

All the information web developers need for developing a website can be gotten from a single site – WebPlatform.org; and thus, they can try their best to light up the web.

The author Hemant Saxena is a post-graduate in technology and has an immense interest in following Microsoft and other technology developments around the world. Quiet by nature, he is an avid Lacrosse player.

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