Wednesday, September 28, 2022
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Farewell to HTML5Rocks


After 10 years and 100 million pageviews this commit completes our transition of content material of HTML5Rocks to properties which are maintained on developer.chrome.com and internet.dev. It looks like a little bit of an finish of an period.

I used to be round for the founding of HTML5Rocks. We had a lot enjoyable constructing the serving infrastructure (a number of occasions) and creating numerous the content material—from walkthroughs of WebSQL and AppCache, the primary introductions to new APIs akin to IndexedDB, and explainers for How the Browser works.

Our hottest article was about CORS (Cross Origin Useful resource Sharing), adopted by dragging and dropping information, after which one of many first introductions to getUserMedia and WebRTC. Contrasting the recognition of core “easy” duties in opposition to the brand new and glossy capabilities is one thing that impacts builders in the present day simply as a lot because it did in 2012.

One factor I’ll miss essentially the most is the neighborhood that developed across the website. HTML5Rocks was the primary public website I helped to create that managed to construct an enormous neighborhood round it. It was one of many quickest methods to get suggestions from builders that might be fed proper again into the browser engineering groups. Nevertheless, during the last couple of years as our priorities modified, “HTML5” turned “HTML”, and we slowly stopped creating new content material and interesting with the neighborhood on the positioning. Because the founders of our staff moved on, I used to be left as the one one who may deploy the positioning and so I felt it was time to make sure that we had a everlasting residence that has a devoted staff supporting each the content material and the infrastructure.

With this transition it was essential for us to keep up the content material (it is nonetheless worthwhile), however extra importantly preserve the in-bound hyperlinks. Folks discovered our content material fascinating sufficient for them to share with their audiences, so I might like to keep up that belief given to us and be sure that all of the hyperlinks will nonetheless resolve to the content material. For those who do see a problem with any of the content material, attain out to us and file a problem on internet.dev or developer.chrome.com challenge trackers.

Thanks to everybody who wrote content material for the positioning, for the individuals who translated the content material in order that it might be learn in every single place, and all of the readers and commenters who made the positioning the place to go and find out about what’s new on the net.

I am off to register HTMLLivingStandardRocks.com…

♥️ Paul


Photograph by Oliver Paaske on Unsplash

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