Imagine if Adobe, Facebook, Google, HP, Microsoft, Mozilla, Nokia, and Opera, all got together and wrote a book about web development. That would be some massive tome. It would cover everything from HTML to Java, CSS to mobile, social, sharing and SVG.
Wait! You’d don’t have to imagine it — it’s real! All those companies are working together on a project called Web Platform Docs. It’s a community-driven wiki that aims to document everything designers and developers need to know about the Open Web Platform.
Without the geek speak, Web Platform Docs is an in-progress collection of instructions on how to build pages for the web and for mobile. Why it’s important, is because right now, every browser and major web entity has its own nuances. Meaning a page that looks gorgeous viewed with Internet Explorer, might look wonky on Firefox.