Reference Sites for Web Development

These are not exciting sites as such, but they contain a lot of current information about the main technologies we use as web developers, and I highly recommend readers learn what they cover and how to get to them when you need them.

Two of the sites are rather lengthly, detailed references for working with web development issues and because they are current information they are worth knowing about. “Web browser standards support” is a lengthy listing of support for standard web technologies by popular web browsers (IE6, Firefox 1.0, & Opera 8). The technologies include: HTML, CSS, DOM, & Miscellaneous technologies (Atom, RSS 1.0, RSS 2.0, SOAP 1.2, XFORMS 1.0, XHTML 1.0, 1.1, etc.)
Web browser Standards Support (

A much different type of guide with current information about web development technologies and their relation to cross browser coding tips; DHTML – DOM differences, JavaScript differences, CSS, Events; Rich Text Editing, XML, Quirks vs Standard Modes, and some additional links and reading. (A 20 page document from IBM).
Internet Explorer to Mozilla Migration Guide

And this chart covers all of CSS1 and CSS2 properties and tags with compatibility info that covers 20 different browser versions, and is from the CORECSS book series. Handy in that it allows you to select just one browser and see its complete compatability list by itself. Too bad it is not expanded to CSS2.1 and future CSS3.0 projected additions to CSS.
Full Css Property Compatibility Chart


3 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Chris Griego
    Apr 20, 2005 @ 06:42:20

    W3Schools has been an invaluable resource for me over the years. Designer’s Toolbox is an interesting site that’s growing that Zeldman has blogged about. It has quick reference bits and small tools for print and interactive designers.


  2. Chris Griego
    May 18, 2005 @ 08:34:52


  3. Wayne Batchelder
    Jun 23, 2005 @ 14:35:07

    Thanks Chris, the Essential bookmarks site has some very different and interesting stuff – including a good link or to that adds to the AJAX info. I’ll have to remember to open these comments for all to see, unless you an I are the only ones that ever see these pages!


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