The World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) has launched a new documentation website called at WebPlatform.org. Its mission is to help web developers make sense of the wide variety of technologies that they must deal with while trying to make apps compatible with today’s five major browsers.
There’s already plenty of information available online, of course, but it’s fragmented. Developers are forced to jump between websites that don’t communicate with each other. The WebPlatform.org website is meant to provide one central repository of information.
W3C is working with its partners to import content from existing development help pages to the new website’s wiki pages. Current stewards of the site include Adobe, Apple, Facebook, Google, HP, Microsoft, Nokia and Opera. A small amount of information has already been added on topics like HTML 5, CSS and Web GL.
The website is currently in alpha status, which means that most information is not yet available and some data may not be as accurate or updated as possible. The WebPlatform.org blog indicates that it may be several months before the site is ready to lose its alpha designation, though it presumably will then go into a beta phase.
Do you think that having a single repository is a good idea, and do you agree with it using the wiki format for much of its information? Let us know in the comments.