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  • Web Platform Wednesday, Week 8: Grid & Column Layout | Web Platform Blog
    a huge accomplishment in our journey of reaching beta status in CSS properties by the end of July 2013 A huge thank you to all those in the community who have assisted in some way in getting us thus far But let us not stop there as this week s Web Platform Wednesday is all about Grid and Column layout These two new layouts allows developers to create fluid grids being able to specify columns and rows without having to resort to older techniques of using floats and inline block displayed elements Here are two great articles to get you started on 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 This entry was posted in Content Web Platform

    Original URL path: https://blog.webplatform.org/2013/06/wpw5-grid-column-layout/ (2016-04-29)
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  • Web Platform Wednesdays, Week 6: Text Me! | Web Platform Blog
    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 it we have a new video tutorial on how to get started on contributing and editing CSS properties This entry was posted in Community Content 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 both present and future as well as front end development best practices and standards View

    Original URL path: https://blog.webplatform.org/2013/06/wpw6-text/ (2016-04-29)
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  • Web Platform Wednesdays #5: Examples! | Web Platform Blog
    where an example will really help out Example examples absolute size One of a set of keywords ranging from xx small to xx large An example might be font size large 20 larger than parent s font size relative size One of a set of keywords either smaller or larger An example might be font size smaller 1 increment 20 lower than parent font size length A number followed by a unit such as font size 15px or font size 2em percentage A percentage of the parent element s font size like font size 75 25 smaller than parent s font size Links to tutorials In addition to adding simple examples in the articles linking to great examples and tutorials in the wild will also be helpful Tweet us webplatform to tell us what examples you re doing And while you re at it ask your friends and followers to send you links to the best advice on the web Making articles useful Let s face it when you re rushed on a task and you can t recall the syntax for a property you don t want to understand it in depth you just want something you can copy

    Original URL path: https://blog.webplatform.org/2013/06/wpw5-examples/ (2016-04-29)
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  • Shepazu | Web Platform Blog
    hope to have large numbers of community contributors over time In addition to altruism part of what motivates these contributors is that well deserved fame Remove that attribution and you undermine motivation and the project suffers Even people who don t want notoriety per se still have a sense of fairness and may be discouraged if their contributions are not afforded equal treatment potential contributors may be either encouraged or discouraged by seeing how contributions and attributions are handled For existing resources of course attribution itself is not enough they must be willing to contribute their content to Web Platform Docs Where the source material isn t already available under a compatible license we need to seek an agreement with the owners to reuse it under our license Even where licenses are compatible such as on a site that uses CC BY we want to ask that source to use their material first so we maintain our reputation as a good citizen of the web documentation ecosystem So we encourage all of our contributors to always get permission and give credit when adding content and only to remove existing attribution after community discussion And we invite our users to feel free to reuse our content with confidence knowing just where the material came from For more detail you can read our guidelines on external attribution Posted in Community Policy Tagged Community Policy Register Now for W3Conf and Web Platform Doc Sprint 21 23 February in San Francisco Jan 21 2013 by Shepazu In just a month W3C and Adobe are teaming up with other partners to host a developer conference and a Web Platform Doc Sprint W3Conf W3C s conference for developers and designers is coming up on February 21 22 at the Regency Ballroom in San Francisco This is not just another conference on web development but a showcase on the most pragmatic aspects of web standards stuff you can use today The opening session delivered by Mozilla s Janet Swisher and W3C s Doug Schepers will feature Web Platform Docs and community involvement Other speakers who have contributed to WebPlatform org include CJ Gammon on digital books Lea Verou on CSS secrets and Alexis Deveria on cutting edge web features along with many other great presentations See the full list of speakers and talks on the W3Conf site The closing keynote on CSS layout is by Eric Meyer and a twist on the classic browser panel will give voice to an authoring tool vendor and a developer and designer from the audience maybe you to represent the view from the trenches The accompanying Doc Sprint to bolster the content on Web Platform Docs will be held the day after the conference Saturday February 23rd at the Adobe office This is a free all day event where you can meet the developers behind WebPlatform org and learn how you can help create content on Web Platform Docs or even take the lead in areas that you re an expert

    Original URL path: https://blog.webplatform.org/author/admin/ (2016-04-29)
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  • Web Platform Wednesdays, Week 4: Visual formatting | Web Platform Blog
    a second that s a lot of rendering To increase accuracy of finger based events increase padding and margins When should you use px vs percentages Folks need explanations and examples that are tried and true that use best practices and that follow design principles such as simplicity visibility and reuse A lot of thought can go into crafting one of these CSS properties pages Contributing to one of these properties is a great way to deepen your own understanding of the basics What are the experts saying about using the property now How are designers and developers creating new uses for new browsers devices and workflows But first and foremost the Web Platform Wednesday project is focusing on the basics ensure the syntax descriptions and examples are accurate You don t need to be 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 This entry was posted in Community Content Web

    Original URL path: https://blog.webplatform.org/2013/05/wpw4-visual-formatting/ (2016-04-29)
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  • Web Platform Wednesdays, Week 3: Texting! | Web Platform Blog
    CSS Text Decoration Module Some of these properties will need attention by experts familiar with Asian languages but some of them are purely visual and hot Help us complete these properties and get the CSS Firestarter badge available only to those who contribute to Web Platform Wednesdays The topics this week are a variety of text properties text wrapping white space justification and alignment spacing edge decoration emphasis and shadow Does one of these interest you Then take on one of these simple tasks for that article Basic facts such as overview table syntax and values Explanatory text such as the introduction summary usage and notes Examples with explanations Links to tutorials and other materials either inside WPD or on the wider web to the relevant specifications and cross linking keywords to other reference articles Review including flagging and unflagging To get started let one of the coordinators know on our public webplatform w3 org email list or ask for direction on our Freenode webplatform IRC channel or even our webplatform Twitter account A coordinator will help you get you started Our first two weeks were very successful tackling almost 50 properties At this rate with help from you we

    Original URL path: https://blog.webplatform.org/2013/05/wpw-3-texting/ (2016-04-29)
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  • Web Platform Wednesdays: Week 2! | Web Platform Blog
    work on four new groups of pages Border image properties Break and flow properties Font properties List style properties Please hop on board and pitch in Even a small contribution to a single page is much appreciated And it s pretty straightforward You can edit any or all of these for each article Basic facts such as overview table syntax and values Explanatory text such as the introduction summary usage and notes Examples with explanations Links to tutorials and other materials either inside WPD or on the wider web to the relevant specifications and cross linking keywords to other reference articles Review including flagging and unflagging To get started send a quick note declaring your interest on our public webplatform w3 org email list or ask for direction on our Freenode webplatform IRC channel or even our webplatform Twitter account Someone will help you get you started Each article has a coordinator managing it Check in with them just to make sure there s no duplication of effort and dig in We provide the link to the target article and to the definition of the property in the appropriate CSS spec Most tasks will be self explanatory but if you

    Original URL path: https://blog.webplatform.org/2013/05/web-platform-wednesdays-week-2/ (2016-04-29)
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  • Web Platform Wednesdays | Web Platform Blog
    Wednesday we will announce a new set of CSS property articles that need work and ask for volunteers to pick a task for one or more articles work with the coordinator for that article and report back when it s ready for review This way we can systematically reach our goal of CSS property excellence by the end of July This first week we are concentrating on outline properties and border properties for color style width and shorthands Welcome to Web Platform Wednesday We ve borrowed this idea from Mozilla s Eric Shepard who drove contributions to MDN through their Wiki Wednesday Wednesday is a good day to get people s attention to ask for some spare time you re over the back to work part of the week and not yet at the ready for the weekend part You re got a little free time to invest in your future Every Wednesday we will post 15 25 new articles for a particular set of CSS topics that need reference pages and we will ask you to volunteer to tackle one or more articles broken down into the following tasks you can work on any or all of these for each article Basic facts such as overview table syntax and values Explanatory text such as the introduction summary usage and notes Examples with explanations Links to tutorials and other materials either inside WPD or on the wider web to the relevant specifications and cross linking keywords to other reference articles Review including flagging and unflagging Each article has a coordinator managing it Just check in with them to make sure there s no duplication of effort and dig in We even provide the link to the target article and to the definition of the property in the appropriate CSS spec

    Original URL path: https://blog.webplatform.org/2013/05/web-platform-wednesdays/ (2016-04-29)
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