Posted by Kerry Godes
Senior Manager – Worldwide Marketing and Operations

In the past, developers using HTML5, CSS and other open web technologies have consulted multiple sites for guidance on how to effectively use these technologies across the world of browsers, operating systems, and devices – a time consuming chore that drove increased development costs.

Today the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C), in collaboration with Adobe, Facebook, Google, Microsoft, Mozilla, and others, announced a solution to this developer dilemma with the alpha release of Web Platform Docs.

Web Platform Docs is a new wiki-style community site designed to be a comprehensive and authoritative source for web developer documentation. Web professionals can save time and resources by consulting the trustworthy repository for current, cross-browser and cross-device coding best practices, including informative tutorials for existing and new technologies.

Anyone can contribute content to the site. "People in the web community — including browser makers, authoring tool makers, and leading edge developers and designers — have tremendous experience and practical knowledge about the web," said Tim Berners-Lee, W3C Director. "Web Platform Docs is an ambitious project where all of us who are passionate about the web can share knowledge and help one another."

For more details on this project and its benefits for web professionals, please see the Interoperability @ Microsoft blog