The Web has always been like modeling clay – everyone has used it as per their wishes. The reason is primarily due to the absence of any rule or code via which a standard of Web usage can be defined clearly. Organizations like W3C has attempted to standardize the Web, but the effort on behalf of all Web companies had been lacking till date.
This scenario will soon undergo a change because Google Inc(NASDAQ:GOOG), Apple Inc.(NASDAQ:AAPL), Facebook Inc(NASDAQ:FB)and others have collaborated to release Web Platform Docs. According to Google, the platform is a site designed like a community that strives to become the comprehensive and authoritative source for web developer documentation.
The first release is an alpha release that consisted of entries by the Web Platform Stewards, which are big enterprises that have assisted by contribution of tutorials, code, and more. The purpose is to help people define the future of Web irrespective of the browser. The site was started by W3C but Facebook, Nokia, and HP have pitched in for the content as well.
Web Platform Docs is a way to hand over the future of the Web to those who dabble with digital media and strategies every day. They can share their suggestions with people who are facing difficulties in coding or are novices just beginning to feel their way around. They will also improve the Web and Web Platform Docs with innovative and creative approaches.
Although this venture is brilliant, one can’t ignore the fact that is nearly impossible to expand the reach to the entire Web. However, it will surely reduce and perhaps eliminate some of the compatibility and formatting errors. The more people involved in Web development, the better the Platform Docs will become.