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  • Max Polk | Web Platform Blog
    in parallel Eliezer Bernart created the Semantic MediaWiki templates for each page Eliezer started out knowing nothing about Semantic MediaWiki but with enthusiasm and skill quickly learned how to build the templates and worked closely with me to create the framework to hold the content in a structured way This kind of teamwork across nations and continents Eliezer in Brazil and me in North Carolina USA is what makes a project like this special Building a dream making real what you have envisioned and materializing ideas ultimately comes down to sharing your dream with people who will build with you who are willing to take a series of smaller steps as their own Though the contributors at WPD are divided across various projects locations and teams we work under just enough guidance to aim in the same general direction Your dream becomes the larger dream and those smaller steps feel lighter and less difficult to the person fueled by a sense of accomplishment passing milestones of completion towards the building of what they deem good and useful Along with this dream came inevitable disagreements volunteers whose hours don t always coincide people who have to go away a few weeks on another project before coming back to help and other pesky irritations that are really the human backdrop every team has to face It s the nature of collaboration But this dream also meant making new friends two people each driving halfway across a state to meet up and discuss the project working with others who excel in their own area feeling you are part of something bigger than yourself Some contributors and colleagues to be called out by name include Doug Schepers Eliezer Bernart Eliot Graff Julee Burdekin Rick Byers Rick Waldron and Renoir Boulanger I thank each person

    Original URL path: https://blog.webplatform.org/author/maxpolk/ (2016-04-29)
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  • Gusty doc sprint at UW in Seattle | Web Platform Blog
    the importance of the project and more poignantly why it was a good idea for everyone to give up their Saturday and venture out in the storm After Doug s talk I gave some quick background about WebPlatform you can see the slides on my share and what we were working on Then Alan Stearns spoke about what s happening in CSS how to edit a CSS property page and where to get help for editing MediaWiki Then we were off to the races We had only a few goals for the sprint Review CSS property pages that have been marked as done Review HTML element pages But that was plenty The low hanging fruit were the pages that just plain looked good and we found a lot of those Others were missing a value or example Some needed just a tad of editing In reviewing the pages some contributors felt more comfortable marking down in notes what needed further work some ran into issues in creating content but most just hit the edit button and just went for it The HTML elements were a little more uneven Some of the pages have received a great deal of love and looked bellisimo We gave some other pages a little extra TLC in order to make them as beautiful as that first set And there were times when working on some of the elements required working on some attribute pages as well so we did that too thanks apexskier A big shout out to all who attended and took part in the doc sprint This was a ridiculously hard working group of contributors I practically had to beg everyone to break for lunch When all was said and done these hard working souls reviewed edited created and curated 201 topics by

    Original URL path: https://blog.webplatform.org/2013/11/gusty-doc-sprint-at-uw-in-seattle/ (2016-04-29)
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  • Eliot-MSFT | Web Platform Blog
    around the world And in case you were wondering no we did not lose power on campus Special thanks to Alan Stearns of Adobe and David Storey our local CSS and WebPlatform gurus who tirelessly roamed the room and answered questions about HTML SQL blocks CSS what makes good pizza and many other topics Post doc sprint bowling in UW s HUB Posted in Community Content Tagged Doc Sprints WPW Reading writing and CSS properties Sep 11 2013 by Eliot MSFT Are you finding it difficult to think about reference documentation when fall is in the air I stood in the playground at my son s school this morning watching the kids kick balls play hopscotch and text each other across the school yard The leaves on the trees were beginning to show the autumnal colors that mark the end of summer The bell rang marking the start of the day and the children grabbed their shiny backpacks from where they had dropped them They headed off into the school toward their individual classrooms prepared to face their lessons and assignments Likewise for us the halcyon days of summer have drawn to a close I left the playground and travelled until I walked up to the front door of my office building and took note of the leaves changing colors as well as my coworkers kicking balls around the parking lot and playing hopscotch on the sidewalk I though about the kerjillion leaves I will soon have to rake up and I literally sighed as I opened the door my laptop weighing heavily in my backpack But I am an optimist my friends and so I soon turned my frown upside down For the beginning of fall means heading back to school and work to dig into those special projects we ve recently neglected in favor of frivolous summer pursuits But which projects to tackle first Why what a lucky day I thought There are CSS properties just waiting for our WPW fall cleanup When you ve finished your lunch don t forget to drink your milk grab your coat and join me out in the WPD school yard We ll head to the Web Platform Wednesdays page where we ll see that for the 2013 Sep 4 entry we ve got this pithy request Go through the Web Platform Wednesday past reports and choose one that hasn t been completed You might want to start with last week s list revisit summer with all of August or look for outliers in July Oh but I know that you re a tetherball champion And you yes you didn t you swing over the top of the bar last spring So sign up for two CSS properties Heck I double dare you to choose three And let s see how many of the properties we can get cleaned up before the last leaf hits the ground Thanks so much for your help And thanks for indulging my inner child Posted in

    Original URL path: https://blog.webplatform.org/author/eliot-msft/ (2016-04-29)
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  • Web Platform Blog | News on the Open Web Platform | Page 2
    the Rijksmuseum Posted in Site News WPW a maker s manifesto revised Sep 18 2013 by Julee Last night the HTML5 meetup in Sacramento California invited Rebecca Hauck Larry McLister and myself to talk about Test the Web Forward and WebPlatform org We met up at the Hacker Lab where there is also a maker s lab So while we were talking about the Open Web there was a laser cutting workshop going on in the back By now the relationship between the rise of the maker s 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 to join the movement Posted in Community Content Web Platform Wednesday Web Platform Doc Sprint Amsterdam October 12 Sep 16 2013 by scottrowe Amsterdam if reluctantly is arguably one of the world s premiere party towns But the infamous Dutch modesty prevents the city from ascending or descending to the ranks of Rio De Janeiro Bangkok New Orleans or Goa to name a few No the Dutch would redirect us to take stock of their fine art their rich cultural history and their sober reliable industry before casting them in with the lot of debauched metropolises where the party is not only the thing it s the only thing We could never get away with a doc sprint slash birthday party in a town the likes of Mykonos or Cabo San Lucas Even Las Vegas or Monte Carlo might be pushing it No for the first birthday celebration of Web Platform Docs we needed a place that can get down to business as well as get down and boogie So last February in Berlin another modest party stronghold and doc sprint site when our man in the Netherlands Paul Verbeek offered to host a doc sprint to follow the Fronteers conference in October the birth month of Web Platform Docs we were wildly enthusiastic well as wildly enthusiastic as one may properly be in Northern Europe This will be our third European doc sprint as well as our first birthday There will be cake We ll celebrate the work we ve done this year which is quite a lot when you stand back and look at it and rededicate ourselves to building the best technical documentation for the web community Register Here If you re new to the web community or new to Web Platform Docs we ll help you get started with contributing to the documentation This is a great way to learn about web development and meet other web professionals If you re an old pro on the web but new to Web Platform Docs you ll easily get up to speed and start contributing your expertise to the benefit of the whole community If you re coming to Amsterdam for the Fronteers conference you can stay an extra day and drop by the doc sprint for a few hours or the whole day If you re already a member of WebPlatform org you can help the newbies or just jump right in and start contributing We ll have specific areas of content for you to work on and if you have other content that you want to contribute or other projects that you want to work on you re certainly welcome to do that too Paul has set us up to work in The Hub the perfect collaboration and community workspace right in the heart of the Jordaan neighborhood of central Amsterdam There will be food and drink provided Of course there will be cake We ll have a raffle and prizes for outstanding efforts as well as plenty of t shirts stickers and other swag We hope to see many of you who have attended other European doc sprints Julee from Adobe and I Scott from Google have booked our flights Paul Irish said he would try to be there if he survives the post Fronteers party I should mention here that past doc sprints have proven to be an excellent diversion whilst one is recovering from a night s libations or even just couple of days at a conference This is an excellent opportunity to connect with other web professionals collaborate on ideas and problems do some great documentation and celebrate We hope to see you there

    Original URL path: https://blog.webplatform.org/page/2/ (2016-04-29)
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  • September | 2014 | Web Platform Blog
    front end developers join us for the second Amsterdam Web Platform Doc Sprint WPDS The sprint will take place right inside the main office of Endemol in the GTST room 30 minutes by train from Amsterdam Central Station There will be experts from the Web Platform Stewards Jake Archibald Martin Beeby and Mathias Bynens as well as the community Rodney Rehm Christian Schaefer and me Paul Verbeek that provide introductory talks and ideas on what to work on You can choose to write documentation add some examples or best practices fix typos or organize information better or just hang out with us and leave an excellent impression of yourself Is this interesting for me regardless of whether I m a beginner or expert Yes Whether you are new to the web or a pro whether or not you are already a member of the web platform community if you haven t used WPD at all heck even if you don t know what WPD is you ll find use in attending The doc sprint is valuable for everybody If you re new to the web community or new to Web Platform Docs we ll help you get started contributing to the documentation This is a great way to learn about web development and meet other web professionals If you re an old pro on the web but new to Web Platform Docs you ll easily get up to speed and start contributing your expertise to the benefit of the whole community Maybe you can add knowledge about edge cases Perhaps you want to see some robust samples for your area of interest If you re coming to Amsterdam for the Fronteers conference drop by the doc sprint for a few hours or the whole day and start your networking a

    Original URL path: https://blog.webplatform.org/2014/09/ (2016-04-29)
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  • May | 2014 | Web Platform Blog
    document them stating it s deprecated and why and write in the past tense Find their tracking sheet here The JavaScript focus group led by Rodney Rehm worked on the Number object The group has put together a number of considerations and suggestions Make sure to read through their detailed work output here Rodney Rehm shares the joy on the work output of his focus group Passion anybody Picture by Andreas Dantz The Responsive Images and SVG focus group led by Anselm Hannemann focused on img picture and their attributes as well as a number of SVG elements and attributes Read through their full results in the WPDS HTMLSVG Group spreadsheet The group also took notes on quite a bunch of bugs and issues to be found in this comment in the focus groups work document The JS API focus group was led by Francesco Iovine who actually spent most of the day giving kick start intro sessions to newcomers to WebPlatform org enabling them to immediately start contributing Along with on boarding new contributors the JavaScript API focus group added examples to the Web Storage API page They also created and set up some missing API listing pages Ambient Light API Device Orientation API Screen Orientation API and Pointer Lock API Francesco Iovine giving kick start intros to novice users of WebPlatform org The Do what you want group led by Hans Christian Reinl focussed on general web concepts tutorials and beginners docs Six pages got revised and updated and two new pages were created Four pages received updates and still have open ends two others definitely need more work find all details at the group work document The CSS focus group led by Christian Schepp Schaefer identified the following pages as being imported from MDN or MSDN and

    Original URL path: https://blog.webplatform.org/2014/05/ (2016-04-29)
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  • April | 2014 | Web Platform Blog
    is to continuously update it with new links and move links from column to column as the status of things change People should be able to come to this list to quickly see exactly what s on the site As I ve gotten involved with Web Platform Docs and dug into researching what s going on I ve found that there s a lot of great stuff going on that people just don t know about It s my goal to make it much easier to find such treasures and this section is a start The lower part of the page is dedicated to explaining exactly how to get involved Rather than asking people to read many pages in the Editor s Guide we wanted to put the most important information right up front where it s easy to find and follow I ll be overhauling the Editor s Guide likely renaming it Contributor s Guide next to reflect what I ve discovered about how to get involved and to better match the message that s now on the home page Since Web Platform Docs is relying heavily on the contributions of volunteers to update and improve the documents that have been imported from MSDN we need people to be able to join the effort with as little friction or confusion as possible A new platform Lastly we also changed the technology that s driving this and other pages on the www webplatform org domain Most of the Web Platform website is handled by MediaWiki hosted at docs webplatform org while this blog is driven by WordPress at blog webplatform org The home page along with several other static HTML pages are hosted separately at www webplatform org These were hand coded pages that used a bit of php includes

    Original URL path: https://blog.webplatform.org/2014/04/ (2016-04-29)
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  • March | 2014 | Web Platform Blog
    conference is hosting the Doc Sprint providing the space food But you don t have to go to the Fluent conference to attend the Doc Sprint The Doc Sprint is open to the public That means anyone can attend Yep that means YOU are invited So what will happen when you come The agenda will go something like this MORNING Welcome Intro to WebPlatform org docs How to contribute Doc Sprint LUNCH yes free food Working talking sharing ideas AFTERNOON Special guests Doug Schepers W3C Jen Simmons Jen Simmons Design and maybe a surprise or two More Doc Sprint Swag Wrap up No experience is necessary Seriously That means you don t have to be an expert you need not know how to edit wiki markup or be familiar with any build tools It s a good idea to be there at the beginning just so you get the information about getting started contributing We ll go over everything you need to know Bear in mind that you can come for just part of the day too We ll be in Salon 5 at the San Francisco Marriott Marquis 780 Mission Street San Francisco CA You will need your own

    Original URL path: https://blog.webplatform.org/2014/03/ (2016-04-29)
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