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  • Julee | Web Platform Blog | Page 2
    an expert to look at a page and make sure the values match the spec or that it provides basic facts or solid examples That s why we re here to get the facts down and to provide clear usable information about these properties Join us this week as we form the foundations of this dynamic resource Posted in Community Content Web Platform Wednesday Web Platform Docs API used in Brackets May 01 2013 by Julee A basic goal of WebPlatform org is to be the site where you can come for answers to your trickiest and simplest development and design questions about the Open Web Platform Along with being a site we also want to be a service or really to be of service as the saying goes Besides being a central location where you can get information we want the information to get to you So we ve provided APIs for retrieving the content in context You ve seen it before in editors You select Help and documentation pertaining to the code you re typing shows up in your editing window It s referred to on Wikipedia as Context sensitive help And it s great because right as you re coding you can check a method signature or get an explanation or a sample The key is the content Is the feature proprietary Widely adopted Is the help current If Web Platform Docs are being pulled in you know where you stand it s documenting the open web And you re getting the latest content we have Being on the MediaWiki platform means that we can provide an interface for structured information reuse You can try it now In your browser address bar just type http docs webplatform org w api php action parse page css properties box shadow OK it s not pretty but you get the idea or actually the xml result Adding a format parameter format json gives you the results back as a JSON object You can read more about the default calls in the MediaWiki developer documentation So the API was lying fallow when Adobe s Alan Greenblatt agreenblatt decided he wanted to contribute something useful to the Brackets project If you aren t already using Brackets you should check it out it s an open source code editor built with the web for the web which is a great match for what we re doing at WPD WebPlatform org individual contributor David Kirstein aka frozenice worked with Alan to explore and adjust the API The result is in the latest release of Brackets With a simple Command Control K the reference content for a CSS property appears in the context of your CSS code As it stands it s a pretty neat little API but there are considerations when using services Mindful plugin models should be employed when implementing a documentation as a service For example we re still working on our infrastructure and so there was a concern about having a

    Original URL path: https://blog.webplatform.org/author/julee/page/2/ (2016-04-29)
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  • WPW: a maker’s manifesto, revised | Web Platform Blog
    movement and hackerspaces has been codified in Wikipedia But the Sacramento Hacker Lab summaries it nicely on their meetup page Hacker Lab is a collaborative workspace and organization of hackers makers and entrepreneurs We foster technology through community education and mentorship Together we are building a startup community and innovative ecosystem Join us BUILD CODE UNITE BUILD CODE UNITE I don t know where that manifesto came from but sign me up Whether you were wandering around Silicon Valley electronic surplus stores in the 70s or have recently encountered NodeBots you know how addictive it can be to gather up components and create something of your own And that s what hackers makers creatives are doing every day And open web designers and developers are definitely part of this movement Of course I d like to insert a little edit into that manifesto BUILD CODE DOC UNITE We need to document what we re doing we need to build and code the web but also communicate introspect customize and improve the web So please join us Help us build this site Share some of your coding best practices Write an article about a topic you know and love Edit a reference page so it is clearer to that genius child who is tinkering with or inventing the next web technology That genius child just may need a quick reminder about the latest layout properties which is where our focus is right now To help with the CSS properties project visit the Web Platform Wednesdays page Go through the Web Platform Wednesday past reports and choose one that hasn t been completed Coordinators are ready to help you help others so hop on to the webplatform IRC Channel or sign up for the mailing list Let us know you re ready

    Original URL path: https://blog.webplatform.org/2013/09/wpw-a-makers-manifesto-revised/ (2016-04-29)
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  • Web Platform Wednesday, Week 15: Finishing round one of CSS properties | Web Platform Blog
    explanations examples and links to great articles So head on over to the Web Platform Wednesday page and see where you can help If you find any properties that you want to help contribute to have any questions or even are not sure where to start come and chat with the coordinators in the webplatform IRC Channel or via email on the mailing list as there is always someone who

    Original URL path: https://blog.webplatform.org/2013/08/web-platform-wednesday-week-15-finishing-round-one-of-css-properties/ (2016-04-29)
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  • WebPlatform Wednesday, Week 14: Grids | Web Platform Blog
    NicdaCosta mentioned in an earlier blog post these new properties allows developers to create fluid grids without having to resort to older techniques And here s a great article to get you started on Grid Layout Also make sure to check out a fantastic new editor s draft on CSS Grid Layout that explains the background and motivation and provides many enlightening examples What s better than a fresh start and a good reference Well maybe a few things but here at WebPlatform org we rank these pretty high So head on over to the Web Platform Wednesday page and see where you can help If you find any properties that you want to help contribute to have any questions or even are not sure where to start come and chat with the coordinators in the webplatform IRC Channel or via email on the mailing list as there is always someone who will be happy to help This entry was posted in Content Uncategorized Web Platform Wednesday by Julee Bookmark the permalink About Julee Julee Burdekin is a content strategist for the Adobe Web Platform team She is contributing to WebPlatform org by helping to improve the experience for contributors

    Original URL path: https://blog.webplatform.org/2013/08/webplatform-wednesday-week-14-grids/ (2016-04-29)
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  • Web Platform Wednesday, Week 12: Emphasizing text properties | Web Platform Blog
    see some slight changes to the pages as you re editing them For example we re adding an infographic to the top of the page to make it easy for the user to identify the status of a spec If you notice some of these changes and you want to provide feedback please email the public list with your comments It s Summer we know But we have one contributor who is working from the beach with the sun the surf the kids the beach balls and Web Platform Docs You can pick a task such as Basic facts Explanatory text Examples or Links and do it while you re taking a break from the sun under that umbrella Cool off while earning that fire starter badge To view a full list of all properties we will be covering this week head over to the WPW page pick one or more properties you find interesting Then contact the coordinators through the webplatform IRC Channel or on the public email list to ensure you won t be doing duplicate work There is always someone willing to help so feel free to contact us if you have any questions problems feedback or

    Original URL path: https://blog.webplatform.org/2013/07/web-platform-wednesday-week-12-emphasizing-text-properties/ (2016-04-29)
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  • Web Platform Wednesday, Week 11: backgrounds, borders and transforms | Web Platform Blog
    out there just to help you create a border radius The site s name border radius com of course And at the other end of the spectrum Mike Sierra s article on CSS transforms takes a deck of cards and shuffles them every which way Shay Howe also has a straightforward transforms tutorial that takes you from the basics to a 3D cube demo before you even know how far you ve gone And then there s the hoedown with backgrounds from Rob Fletcher who shows out to do CSS background transformations the right way While you re at it check out Chris Coyer s introduction to animation With so much help from such a creative community it s really fun to beef up the reference pages for these properties Head on over to the Web Platform Wednesday page and see where you can lend your creativity If you find any properties you want to work on or have questions about come and chat with the co ordinators in the webplatform IRC Channel or via email on the mailing list as there is always someone who will be happy to help This entry was posted in Web Platform Wednesday by

    Original URL path: https://blog.webplatform.org/2013/07/web-platform-wednesday-week-11-backgrounds-borders-and-transforms/ (2016-04-29)
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  • Web Platform Wednesday | Web Platform Blog | Page 2
    Grid Layout and Column Count Be sure to check out the Other Resources in the above links to some more great articles on these topics Once you have caught up on these two new layouts and maybe even played around with them in a dabblet head on to the Web Platform Wednesday page to get a list of all available properties If you have any questions ideas or even just want to say hi come and chat on webplatform IRC Channel or on our public webplatform w3 org email list Posted in Content Web Platform Wednesday Web Platform Wednesday Week 7 More text properties shapes and exclusions Jun 19 2013 by Julee This week we continue to work on text properties but we re adding some interesting properties So if you know how to break out an experimental browser and test the limits of features such as CSS Exclusions and Shapes this is the week for you to jump in And just in time for the latest Editor s Draft If you have an experimental browser available such as Chrome Canary or WebKit Nightly you can view demos such as The Raven and create your own There are some great explanations of CSS Exclusions out there such as Hans Muller s Growing and Shrinking Polygons Round One and Bem Jones Bey s Freeing the Floats of the Future From the Tyranny of the Rectangle But also if you happen to be going to the Seattle Doc Sprint this Saturday June 22 you can ask questions of Alan Stearns one of the editors of the CSS Exclusions and CSS Shapes specs He ll be there along with other special guests Not in Seattle this weekend No problem Come chat with us on the webplatform IRC Channel or on our public webplatform w3 org email list However you join do join Web Platform Wednesday this week as we continue to provide foundational and experimental content for our community Posted in Community Content Events Uncategorized Web Platform Wednesday Web Platform Wednesdays Week 6 Text Me Jun 12 2013 by NicdaCosta It is that time of week again time for Web Platform Wednesday And this week s theme is Text This will see us focus on continuing to document the vast amount of CSS properties available for Text Ranging from text sizing to styling alignment and even kerning Not sure of how you can help contribute We have a list of various tasks that can be done from smaller quick tasks such as adding some basic facts for a property to writing explanatory notes and examples Find out all about these tasks and more on our Web Platform Wednesday page or if you have any questions or even ideas come chat on webplatform IRC Channel or on our public webplatform w3 org email list So come and join us this week and help document the web making styling text that much better and easier to learn about PS If you haven t already seen

    Original URL path: https://blog.webplatform.org/category/web-platform-wednesday/page/2/ (2016-04-29)
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  • Web Platform Wednesday, Week 17: Something For Everyone! | Web Platform Blog
    next Web Platform Wednesday as everyone starts to get back into the swing of things As we start to revise all the hard work that everyone has put into the previous weeks getting all the CSS properties documented we thought we would continue to work on and cover any and all properties that may have been missed along the way This can range from working with layout and grid properties to putting your typographer s hat on and immersing into the world of CSS text properties No matter what your strength is or the extent of your knowledge this week s Web Platform Wednesday has a little something for everyone If you are still not sure if there is something for you then head on over to the webplatform IRC channel and chat with this great community or even send us an email on our mailing list as there will always be someone happy to help From everyone on the Web Platform team happy documenting the web This entry was posted in Community Web Platform Wednesday by NicdaCosta Bookmark the permalink About NicdaCosta Front end Web Developer Illustrator and avid JavaScript developer in training with a passion for the web

    Original URL path: https://blog.webplatform.org/2013/09/web-platform-wednesday-week-17-something-for-everyone/ (2016-04-29)
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