As you might know, MDN is running a big project, code-named “Learning Area“. The main objective of that project is to make MDN more friendly for people who wish to start their journey in the world of web development.
I already told you about the project in this blog last year, but where are we now? Well, we are in a fairly good shape: We have a glossary of the most common terms used in web development (more than 200 and counting) and we have two very comprehensive tutorials: a generic “Getting Started With the Web” for those who have no idea where to start, and a more complete “How to build a web site” for those who want to get into it straight away.
Our first action is to build a full HTML tutorial. Why this one first? Well, there are two reasons for starting with this one:
- First, HTML is the entry point to all the other technologies. Without HTML, other technologies can be used but are close to useless inside a browser.
Building such a tutorial is not simple and we need all the help we can get, including yours. If you want to help us shape the HTML tutorial, now is the right moment to step up. Helping is really simple:
- If you want discuss the plan and the content of the new HTML tutorial, you are welcome to discuss it on the dev-mdc mailing list.
- If you want to provide feedback and follow up on our plan, we are taking raw notes on a dedicated Etherpad (feel free to comment and edit).
MDN is awesome for seasoned developers. Let’s make it awesome for beginners as well.