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Welcome to Web Platform Docs


Web Platform Docs is a community-driven site that aims to become a comprehensive and authoritative source for web developer documentation.

Explore our web development docs

Beginners guide

Introductory materials for those new to web development.

General web concepts

Conceptual and tutorial articles on topics such as how the web works, information architecture, typography, and web design.


Conceptual, tutorial, and reference materials for the main markup language of the web.



Conceptual, tutorial, and reference materials for Cascading style sheets (CSS).



Patterns, practices and business cases for making the web work for people with a diverse range of abilities.



Tutorial and reference materials for JavaScript, the web’s client-side scripting language; Includes reference materials for 3rd party JavaScript libraries.



Tutorial and reference materials for the Document Object Model (DOM) events and methods.



Tutorial and reference materials for Scalable Vector Graphics (SVG), an XML markup language for describing two-dimensional vector graphics.


Reference materials for JavaScript APIs from appcache to xhr.

Web Platform Docs features

You can find lots of valuable content on the site, including:

  • How to use features of the open web, with syntax and examples
  • What platforms and devices you can use various technologies on
  • The current standardization, stability and implementation status of each technology specification

Contribute to Web Platform Docs

We’d love to have your help in improving Web Platform Docs. Even the slightest effort can have significant impact on the site; from alerting fellow developers about errors in our documentation, to fixing these errors, porting existing articles or even contributing completely new content. To learn more, please read our Contributor’s Guide.

Site Policies

The content on the Web Platform Docs wiki is available under a Creative Commons Attribution (CC-BY) license, except where otherwise noted. For more details on our site policies, see our copyright and privacy policies, as well as our general policy page.