Apple, Facebook, Google, Microsoft and others join forces to launch new Web standards resource

Apple, Facebook, Google, Microsoft and others join forces to launch new Web standards resource

In an attempt to create the “definitive resource” for all open Web technologies, Apple, Adobe, Facebook, Google, HP, Microsoft, Mozilla, Nokia, and Opera have joined the W3C to launch a new website called ‘Web Platform

The new website will serve as a single source of relevant, up-to-date and quality information on the latest HTML5, CSS3, and other Web standards, offering tips on web development and best practises for the technologies.

According to the W3C, the website will also display the status of a particular technology’s standardisation and cross-browser implementation.

The site exists as a Wiki, allowing employees representing each of the member companies to add their own updates and to contribute to the site. The project has been funded and has a team dedicated to ensuring it is well maintained (the W3C serves as the website’s curator).

Users can interact on the forums or discuss their projects and coding tips on the site’s dedicated IRC channel.

All documents posted to the Web Platform website are licensed under creative commons. While the initial content is provided by the member companies, website visitors are encouraged to share code examples, tips and tricks or any other relevant information using the Wiki.

As Adobe puts it: “It is now up to the web community to help create and maintain the most comprehensive and authoritative reference for web technologies. So, go check it out and start contributing. Document the web!”

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