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  • Web Platform Docs API used in Brackets | Web Platform Blog
    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 lot of individuals hitting the site Also the Brackets team wanted to take some basic security measures So for this early implementation he decided to preprocess and package the results The Brackets implementation includes a Read more button which sends the user to the full page in the browser And that s where the details lie Right now we re working on getting key content up to beta quality So that button should say Read more and if you think you know better please don t hesitate to edit the page and make it better Because after all WebPlatform Docs is Your web documented For more information on registering for the site talking with the community and contributing select Editing from the top menu on any page That s the scenario You re in the throes of a project

    Original URL path: https://blog.webplatform.org/2013/05/web-platform-docs-in-brackets/ (2016-04-29)
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  • Infrastructure | Web Platform Blog
    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 lot of individuals hitting the site Also the Brackets team wanted to take some basic security measures So for this early implementation he decided to preprocess and package the results The Brackets implementation includes a Read more button which sends the user to the full page in the browser And that s where the details lie Right now we re working on getting key content up to beta quality So that button should say Read more and if you think you know better please don t hesitate to edit the page and make it better Because after all WebPlatform Docs is Your web documented For more information on registering for the site talking with the community and contributing select Editing from the top menu on any page That s the scenario You re in the throes of a project you need a reminder or an explanation or some sample code you get WebPlatform org content

    Original URL path: https://blog.webplatform.org/category/infrastructure/ (2016-04-29)
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  • New JavaScript Docs from MSDN! | Web Platform Blog
    donation and builds WPD with it And let s face it content integration is not a trivial task It s not difficult either but there are lots of moving parts First we have to settle what on the URL structure How do we want to organize the different pages within our information hierarchy so that it s consistent easy to find and reference and avoids naming clashes Second we have to make MediaWiki templates We need to define how each page type object property method etc is structured again for consistency and to make it easy for an API to extract just the information needed Third we have to come up with a methodology to convert the HTML content into the wiki Converting 400 pages by hand would be tedious but an automated import script is likely to be error prone even with consistent and well structured HTML like the export from MSDN Which sections do we use What do we do if we need to add structure that doesn t exist in the original How shall we review all the converted documents Should we import first into our test wiki instance then transfer into the main wiki In some cases there may be duplicates of content already in the wiki how shall we resolve that What import script should we use and can we revise and reuse the script from our original MSDN mass import back in October Phew What can I do For starters you can help us answer these questions and ask questions we didn t think about If you don t already have an account go create one and feel free to participate in one or more of our general content meetings You can volunteer to help do the conversion review migrated content or help out with other parts of the project All our work is public and to help manage this process we created a special sub project MSDN JS in our issue tracker project management tool Once you have an account subscribe to our public webplatform mailing list and introduce yourself and we ll help get you started JavaScript is still evolving rapidly so WPD community engagement by JavaScript experts will help us evolve our content along with it You want to future proof our documentation by adding a tutorial and examples on JavaScript Futures Go for it Don t feel intimidated by all these open questions We ve already got a skilled community like Alex Komoroske Google who authored most of the site templates Eliot Graff Microsoft who helped design WPD s information architecture and content drivers like Chris Mills Opera and W3C Julee Burdekin Adobe and Scott Rowe Google as well as many other folks who can lead the integration or step aside to let new leaders take the initiative What about other donations We ve gotten this type of donation before We ve received large transfers of content files from nearly all of our stewards To cite a few examples Google

    Original URL path: https://blog.webplatform.org/2013/04/new-msdn-js-docs/ (2016-04-29)
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  • Doc Sprint San Francisco, April 3 | Web Platform Blog
    Sukiennik explained the WebVTT format in the audio video API Jack Chi cooked up a nice XHR example Romain Briand translated our main page to French Pius Uzamere pushed a lot of bits for HTML span and other elements Linda Sager improved the Web Typography and other conceptual articles Folks found lots to do on the site and they chipped in some great content Ryan Lane our man at MediaWiki worked on the Evil Session Bug made an initial site map of WPD published the skin in Wikimedia s Gerrit and got an initial development environment set up in Wikimedia Labs to run experiments Late breaking update I dare say it looks like Ryan fixed the infamous Evil Session Bug After a delicious lunch again in the Google cafe gourmet all the way etc Michael Mullaney CEO of Sencha delivered a rousing presentation on SVG filters Doug Schepers is kicking himself for not being there as you read this Michael s presentation followed the detailed article he contributed on the SVG feColorMatrix element with several image and code examples People use the word awesome too much yes But Michael s contribution to WPD and the wider community is dictionary definition awesome More celebrities Christian Heilmann came by to chat with us as we drank Californian beer and munched on finger foods in the Google cafe over looking the Bay bridge Always fun to hang out with Chris I am glad I participated in the Doc Sprint It feels great to make a contribution and learn in the process Now I m hooked Angela Lau We raffled off a ChromeBook and Carlos Araya took home the prize Congratulations Carlos Thanks to everyone who came to this event In all we had 43 participants at the local doc sprint and several who

    Original URL path: https://blog.webplatform.org/2013/04/doc-sprint-san-francisco-april-3/ (2016-04-29)
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  • Pointing Toward the Future | Web Platform Blog
    of events that have the familiarity and simplicity of mouse events while taking advantage of new device capabilities like multi touch or pen pressure sensitivity Like using Media Queries to design adaptive layout for various screen sizes Pointer Events offer the ability to have adaptive input handling allowing more users of more device types to immerse themselves in your site or webapp They are also designed from the ground up to allow modern browsers to accelerate the touch surface performance leading to a smoother user experience W3Conf Presentation Jacob Rossi Program Manager at Microsoft and editor of the Pointer Events specification gave a great talk on Pointer Events at W3Conf 2013 in San Francisco Watch his archived video to see what Pointer Events means for your own development experience Why Web Platform Web Platform Docs is increasingly seen by the community as the right place to share discuss and contribute to fundamental initiatives that advance the open web Here we don t document only the past and the present of the web but also its future With an emerging standard like Pointer Events Web Platform Docs can not only serve to outline the APIs but also offer tutorials to onramp developers to building compelling new web experiences and to provide a channel for feedback into the specification itself Rob Dolin Program Manager from Microsoft Open Technologies recently authored a primer for Pointer Events on Web Platform Docs and Erika Doyle Navara Writer at Microsoft s IE Developer Content team and one of the editors of the HTML5 specification contributed 25 Pointer Events reference pages These articles walk you through the basics of using pointer events give example code to get you started drill down into technical details and link to real world examples to get you inspired Like all content

    Original URL path: https://blog.webplatform.org/2013/02/pointing-toward-the-future/ (2016-04-29)
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  • Standardization | Web Platform Blog
    the Future Feb 27 2013 by Shepazu The Pointer Events specification is now in Last Call This is your chance to try out this important new technology and to give feedback to the working group on how well it works for you Continue reading Posted in Standardization Archives September 2014 May 2014 April 2014 March 2014 February 2014 November 2013 October 2013 September 2013 August 2013 July 2013 June 2013

    Original URL path: https://blog.webplatform.org/category/standardization/ (2016-04-29)
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  • Documenting the Future: CSS Regions | Web Platform Blog
    done right So when an important CSS layout feature like CSS Regions gets experimental support from two major browser engines WebKit Chrome and Safari and Trident Internet Explorer we felt it was important to document it on Web Platform Docs You will have to enable experimental features to see how CSS Regions works CSS Regions helps solve a long standing fundamental design problem allowing content to flow smoothly from one layout element to another without forcing a position With CSS Regions you can create complex magazine style designs in which content flows through freely positioned layout elements Mike Sierra wrote up a tutorial that shows how flows work how to arrange a layout enable it control region breaks style fragments trim content and create adaptive layouts with media queries The new API starts with the css regions package and includes APIs such as CSSRegionStyleRule NamedFlow and Region New CSS property pages have also been added such as flow from flow into region fragment and the region rule Mike also posted an example he describes here http letmespellitoutforyou com samples region mq sample html Resize the window to see the simplified mobile layout the tutorial describes This entry was posted in

    Original URL path: https://blog.webplatform.org/2013/01/documenting-the-future-css-regions/ (2016-04-29)
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  • Credit Where Credit is Due: Content Attribution and Community | Web Platform Blog
    or Creative Commons Attribution When users agree to the site license we all agree to honor this Failing to provide attribution or removing past attribution is a violation of the letter and spirit of this license Note that there are a couple of exceptions to this On the practical side attribution is used for fame and blame Fame is praising the original contributor for their content so people know who to credit and thank when they are reading learning from or reusing the content it also helps us to think about who to ask to do future work Blame is the flip side of the same coin it helps users and reusers to evaluate any possible bias on the part of the original contributor as well as identifying contributors who need guidance and spammers Provenance is a powerful and versatile tool On the motivational side we are lucky enough to have many primary bulk content contributors such as Google Microsoft Mozilla and Opera and we 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

    Original URL path: https://blog.webplatform.org/2013/01/attribution/ (2016-04-29)
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