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  • April | 2013 | Web Platform Blog
    Julee Burdekin spent the day helping contributors on the CSS Properties project Macy Wong Carlos Araya Heather White Emuvente Angela Lau Dan Stormont and Doug May touched 47 properties including reviewing existing properties adding samples and working on new properties The status of 32 properties was updated including 6 moving into review and 16 reviewed Great work Other outstanding contributions Richard Trott cranked out more small but indispensable edits than should be humanly possible Tony 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

    Original URL path: https://blog.webplatform.org/2013/04/ (2016-04-29)
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  • February | 2013 | Web Platform Blog
    only a finite amount of time available to work on the project We ve already achieved much working towards our goal of making WebPlatform org the definitive client side web technology documentation site but there is still much more to do This is why we opened it up to the wider community as an alpha The plan has always been to include the public as early as possible The web does after all belong to all of us To facilitate getting things done we have a number of communication means at our disposal We have a number of discussion methods available including IRC and a mailing list These are mostly used for general communication such as announcing in person Doc Sprints soliciting feedback and discussing current and future work For focusing on particular tasks we Identify specific tasks to work on To make the work more manageable we have started to split it into manageable chunks and we work on each item in turn Discuss these tasks via our regular communication means and also have more involved discussions at our regular weekly meetings simultaneously held on teleconference and IRC Record task priority lists and who is working on each task at our beta requirements page Create detailed task plans to outline how the work will be done with subtasks and people assigned to complete them Get on with the tasks Speed up task progress with intensive bursts of work at Doc Sprint events Current priorities At the moment the main topics we are focusing on are CSS properties and JavaScript APIs Our plan is to perfect the topic pages for these two major areas over the next two to three months This is where you come in If you are knowledgeable and passionate about these areas please get in touch

    Original URL path: https://blog.webplatform.org/2013/02/ (2016-04-29)
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  • January | 2013 | Web Platform Blog
    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 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

    Original URL path: https://blog.webplatform.org/2013/01/ (2016-04-29)
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  • December | 2012 | Web Platform Blog
    for example and you will get direct URLs to the corresponding webplatform org pages Dan implemented a MediaWiki search extension helping to resolve bug 19401 This too provides pop up results but in the Search field on the wiki page New articles Tony created a Quick Start guide using a tool he developed that builds MediaWiki formatted pages from HTML The tool can be used to aggregate several HTML pages and import them to the wiki Luz contributed several WebGL tutorials with the help of Noel Jonathan contributed an HTML Lists tutorial Other Updates A dedicated group including Ruby Dilip Aysegul Andrea Mark Kathy Tim Parker Eliot Tommi Suman and lots of other people whose names can t be devined from their user IDs added summaries and otherwise fixed up articles in the css selectors css properties html attributes and html elements spaces This was a TON of great work Dave and Dickson rolled up their sleeves and dove into reorganizing and fixing apis file pages Robert fixed up the Working with objects in JavaScript tutorial Impressions Lacking any methodology whatsoever and while at the same time juggling three questions at once I know you ve been there too I gathered the following impressions from the session Most of the attendees were familiar with web development concepts and technologies Some attendees were exploring web development for career opportunities Some attendees were attending the doc sprint looking for business opportunities Some attendees were here to help build the barn pure generosity yes Virginia there is a Santa Claus Many people had trouble reading the Getting Started documentation Most people were forgiving of the site s usability shortcomings like the infamous session ID loss And on I have more and I m sure you do too Point is we need to set out to prove or disprove some of this stuff and develop some metrics around our community how much they know why they re in this how well our documentation reads and works how well our user interface performs Next steps Part of our doc sprint methodology should include appointing someone or some many to gather user feedback go around asking pointed questions challenging participants to solve specific problems just like one of those highly paid consultants in there with the bribed user test subject in the room with the big mirror that everyone tries to pretend isn t there This person should be dedicated to that task gathering user feedback only and to reporting the findings not like this blog post but much better We could develop a standard questionnaire assign points to ranges the whole nine yards The goal is to figure out how well our site works for contributors and we don t need to be too data centric to accomplish that but if we could chart our progress against changes that would be a bonus With each doc sprint we do we re getting better at running these and peterlubbers is developing a Doc Sprint in a

    Original URL path: https://blog.webplatform.org/2012/12/ (2016-04-29)
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  • November | 2012 | Web Platform Blog
    Docs steward People who use Web Platform Docs want to know how to build web apps that perform well across devices and architectures Intel brings to the table a lot of experience with different systems and has indicated their plans to contribute to our documentation As we continue to improve the site refine our infrastructure and build up content in preparation for our formal launch we anticipate many more stewards will sign on and we are grateful that Intel is the first of these We actively invite other organizations to consider joining Intel along with Adobe Apple Facebook Google HP Microsoft Mozilla Nokia and Opera as a steward of WebPlatform org You can find out more on our stewards page Welcome Intel and thank you for your support Update Intel has announced their own developer site the Intel HTML5 Zone Over the coming months we will work with Intel to pool our resources to best effect for Web Platform Docs and for Web developers We are very excited about this relationship You can read more on the Intel news bulletin Posted in Site News Stewards Live examples coming soon Nov 07 2012 by Lea Many of you have asked for live code examples that allow you to tweak the code and observe what happens We agree that a feature like this would be of huge educational value and are actively working on providing it We plan to use a hosted and probably customized version of dabblet an open source project built by yours truly We decided to use dabblet because it s a mature project that has been extensively tested in the community by a couple thousand users every day for almost a year and because of its unique features such as its CSS value previewers Before we integrate dabblet

    Original URL path: https://blog.webplatform.org/2012/11/ (2016-04-29)
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  • October | 2012 | Web Platform Blog
    000 visitors 720 000 page views 300 requests per second during the US peak 350 requests per second during the Europe peak Our application servers combined CPU load was steady between 10 20 Memory usage was steady between 20 30 Database wait io the only statistic that really showed a blip was between 5 10 The storage servers showed no statistics worth mentioning Here s how we managed this Continue reading Posted in Infrastructure Site News One Small Step Oct 08 2012 by Shepazu Welcome to WebPlatform org This site is really just the starting point for great things to come The goal of this site is to be the place to come for answers to your trickiest and simplest development and design questions about the Open Web Platform For years web developers have had to rely on multiple sites to help them learn web programming or design each with one piece of the puzzle Great sites appear covering one or two subjects but too often fail to keep up with the rapid pace of changes to the web platform This may have been good enough when the web was just simple HTML basic CSS and maybe a little JavaScript but that was a long time ago Today s web is more than just documents it s applications and multimedia and it s changing at a breakneck pace WebPlatform org will have accurate up to date comprehensive references and tutorials for every part of client side development and design with quirks and bugs revealed and explained It will have in depth indicators of browser support and interoperability with links to tests for specific features It will feature discussions and script libraries for cutting edge features at various states of implementation or standardization with the opportunity to give feedback into the process before the features are locked down It will have features to let you experiment with and share code snippets examples and solutions It will have an API to access the structured information for easy reuse It will have resources for teachers to help them train their students with critical skills It will have information you just can t get anywhere else and it will have it all in one place But it doesn t Not yet Right now it has a wiki docs webplatform org which anyone with an account can edit and structured templates for ensuring consistency It has a massive import of data from Microsoft Opera Google Facebook Mozilla Nokia Adobe and W3C still in a rough form that needs a lot of polishing It has a chat channel and Q A forums and a blog And all this material will be available free for anyone to use for any purpose This is an alpha release There is much to do and we think that the best way to achieve our goal of a comprehensive up to date and useful site is to enable the entire community to shape it to meet our needs together So in

    Original URL path: https://blog.webplatform.org/2012/10/ (2016-04-29)
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  • Web Platform Doc Sprint – Amsterdam, October 12 | Web Platform Blog
    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

    Original URL path: https://blog.webplatform.org/2013/09/web-platform-doc-sprint-amsterdam-october-12/ (2016-04-29)
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