The SitePoint HTML Reference Is Live!

Matthew Magain
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HTML ReferenceThe SitePoint CSS Reference went off with a bang last month, and I’m very proud to announce that, in rapid succession, The SitePoint HTML Reference is also now available.

Our esteemed author, Ian Lloyd, has penned what can only be described as the definitive source for HTML knowledge. It’s the help in HTML, the master of your markup, the encyclopedia of entities, the dictionary of doctypes … OK, you get the picture </cheesy clichés>

Whichever way you look at it, this site’s pretty cool, and is the perfect complement to the CSS Reference.

Right now it’s in public beta, so is not quite as polished as the high quality stuff you’re used to seeing in The CSS Reference … but that’s where we need your help!

At the bottom of every page you’ll find a place to leave feedback about any problems you might spot — technical, layout, or otherwise. Our technical editors are on standby to integrate any issues that you find into the site.

There are no access restrictions on this beta, so make sure you let everyone know that it’s available.

Oh yeah … I’m sure you’re all thinking “Is this going to become available as a book too?”

Yep, the book is on its way.

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  • http://www.cemerson.co.uk Stormrider

    When the JavaScript reference / book comes out, you should do all 3 books as an ‘ultimate reference’ box set :P

    Looks great though, I’ve had a quick look at the first bits. I look forward to the JavaScript one!

  • http://www.dantignacphoto.com thenk83

    Sweeeet. Definitely good references to sit next to your Pantone color guides.

  • Sojan80

    Looking good so far! I haven’t read it all yet but I am excited! I do kind of wish in the case of elements like <q></q> where you say they could be combined with an attribution that you provided an example that included the attribution.

  • http://www.sitepoint.com/ andrew.k

    Sojan80: if you put a better example in a comment on that page, it will be incorporated.

  • http://www.sitepoint.com AlexW

    When the JavaScript reference / book comes out, you should do all 3 books as an ‘ultimate reference’ box set :P

    Looks great though, I’ve had a quick look at the first bits. I look forward to the JavaScript one!

    That one is about twice as big as the other two combined. Brothercake has been churning it out between random outbursts of concentrated swearing and extensive pysch therapy.

  • Sojan80

    @andrew.k,
    I think you missed what I was after. What I was trying to say was for example, in the text for the <q></q> element it mentions that it could be used with an attribution. I’ve never seen it used with an attribution so an example of a <q></q> element being used with an attribution (or a link to another element that does it similarly) would be great so I could see how to do it properly for future reference.

  • http://www.magain.com/ mattymcg

    @Sojan80: We hear you, and agree. Andrew was just suggesting that the user comments part of the reference might be a better place to voice that suggestion and others like it (rather than in the comments of this blog post), as that is the exact purpose of the reference site’s user comments functionality.

  • Tester

    You have a javascript error on IE7 when entering the page