Opera Announces Web Standards Curriculum

As Opera puts it, "Learning Web Standards just got easier." Indeed it has! Opera has released "a complete course to teach you standards-based web development, including HTML, CSS, design principles and background theory, and JavaScript basics". It is called the Introduction to Web Standards Curriculum, which was migrated from the Opera site to docs.webplatform.org, where it was maintained 2012-2015. The static archived version of webplatform.org is now available on GitHub as read-only: https://webplatform.github.io

This curriculum was released in association with the Yahoo! Developer Network.

The table of contents for the Web Standards Curriculum covers

  • Introduction
  • Why web standards?
  • Article structure
  • Who should use this course?
  • Acknowledgements
  • Find out more

Who is the target of all this effort? The Web Standards Curriculum is for educators, students, Web developers, and businesses… and for the Web:

The beauty of the Web is that it creates a uniform, international development platform. Using Web Standards means your sites will be quicker to code and maintain, more compact, and accessible to web users regardless of their browsing platform and (dis)ability.

At the time of this posting, there are 23 articles in the curriculum, but more will follow during the month of September. This is an excellent initiative, and a quick skim of the existing articles and the authors indicates there are valuable insights and information being shared here.

Thanks to our own Lisa Pappas for this tip, which came to her by way of eSchoolNews.