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  • Events | Web Platform Blog | Page 2
    This is where you come in If you are knowledgeable and passionate about these areas please get in touch with us to find out how best to contribute If you don t wish to contribute to either of these focus areas and wish to work on something else instead get in touch anyway as we will be able to find something for you to do The next Doc Sprint we have coming up is in Berlin Germany this week we expect to make a lot of progress on our priority tasks there Posted in Community Events Tagged apis css doc sprint work 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 on Contributing to Web Platform Docs is a great way to let your light shine Come join us for both events Register for W3Conf with the promo code webplatform and get 120 off the fee And don t forget to register for the Doc Sprint it s free and a great way to get involved Posted in Events The 1st European Doc Sprint is Feb 8 9 in Berlin Jan 16 2013 by Andre Jay Meissner People all over the web are contributing great ideas and tools and the momentum for viable open global web standards is growing every day Unfortunately disparate inconsistent and outdated information still needs to be collected and perfected in one place we all can rely on WebPlatform org is an idea that is coming into being through corporate sponsors open web stewards and most importantly individuals who are taking charge and creating a workspace for quality documentation Everyday people volunteer their ideas and their time and build great content in a single place But we still have a lot to do One way we get folks inspired is through our Doc Sprints These concentrated days of documentation work allow people to get started really get stuck in and make rapid progress They also provide direct face to face contact between community members who previously only chatted online Doc Sprints are places with lots of great ideas flying around Bugs get addressed on the spot Mini projects spring up and get prototyped and utilized right away But mostly it s a time to gather together individuals who care about the web to work towards common goals So without further ado it is a privilege to announce that the very first European Doc Sprint is taking place in Berlin on February 8 9 hosted by Adobe The main focus will be on improving WebPlatform org content but in addition we also want to put weight on encouraging web community managers to run their own Doc Sprints If you are a web community manager and would like to organize a Web Platform Doc Sprint of your own we would love you to join us in Berlin so we can give you the information you need to get started Make sure you select the appropriate ticket category on registration so we can have your special Doc Sprint Starter Kit prepared for you Join us in Berlin And if you can t be there in person please join us on the Freenode IRC channel webplatform We are looking forward to seeing you at the first ever European Doc Sprint Agenda more information and registration http web platform doc sprint berlin eventbrite com Posted in Events Tagged Community Doc Sprints Doc Sprint Mountain View Dec 19 2012 by peterlubbers A splendid time was had by all On Wednesday December 12th we gathered at Google in Mountain View California to work on Web Platform Docs We had over 35 attendees who worked on the site for a whole day Google provided snacks beverages lunch and a wine beer reception afterward with live music There was of course the usual t shirts and other cool swag see below Premium Web Platform Doc Sprint Swag Many of the attendees were new to Web Platform Docs we registered 15 new users So we spent some time early on walking them through the site and the Getting Started pages Once they got going they caught on pretty quickly Having a group of folks doing a small task across a broad area really makes a big improvement This is the power of a doc sprint turning what would be a tedious and daunting chore into something doable having company makes it fun and many hands make light work Matthew and Tony We also had several people who

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  • Birthday-party-slash-Doc-Sprint, Amsterdam, October 12, 2013 | Web Platform Blog
    great documentation In documenting the new auto value of the outline style property we discovered that the specification did not describe exactly how the auto value should work as a standard the spec leaves it up to the user agent and when we tested it in several browsers on several systems we were unable to discern a common pattern This struck us as falling short so we dispatched a missive to the CSS working group recommending that the behavior of the auto value be more clearly defined We re waiting to hear back from them But the point is we took the opportunity to not only document the auto value but to help shape its specification and participate directly in building the web Some prefer to sprint in their socks Many of the participants here in Amsterdam have also attended one or both of the other European doc sprints Rodney Rehm Vivienne van Velzen and Francesco Iovine veterans of the Berlin and Zurich doc sprints made a mountain of edits to the CSS properties and HTML attributes documentation Is it time for cake yet We also signed up several new members one of whom Tom Schuller won the raffle prize a Chromebook provided by Google Show up at a doc sprint win free stuff The local luminaries also graced us with not only an appearance they chipped in on the CSS properties and worked on developing automated compatibility information for WPD Peter Paul Koch of Quirksmode fame Ronald Mansveld and Niels Leenheer of HTML5Test are working with Doug Schepers of the W3C to aggregate compatibility information from across the web and display it on Web Platform Docs The Syndics revisited This time it s the fabric of the web Okay one last cheesy mashup featuring the work of Dutch masters

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  • scottrowe | Web Platform Blog
    rescue fixed our Search and thereby saved the community fistfuls of hair Enhancements to the templates and forms that deliver and present the content were needed across the wiki A special shout out to Frozenice Alex Komoroske and the Template Corps for expertly developing the guts of Semantic Media Wiki forms and templates This site is all about code We badly needed a way for users to play with code in real time and Lea Verou built the codelet tool code webplatform org just in time for us to use with the CSS properties documentation Down in the engine room we ve benefitted from the expertise of Ryan Lane who fixed the pernicious Session Timeout Bug among many other invaluable contributions and Renoir Boulanger who since he joined us as a full time Operations Engineer has been making enormous improvements in site performance Also Renoir and Patrick D Souza have been busy developing the analytics infrastructure to keep track of all this and recently deployed Piwik an open source analytics engine Community for the win Web Platform Docs is community driven as well as a community destination We also engage with the community through e mail the IRC channel and blog posts shameless plug But when we need to do some heavy lifting we hold a Web Platform Doc Sprint These little get togethers have proven to be the highlights of the year helping build content the site and the community in a fun productive forum We ve held eight Doc Sprints this year both in the U S and in Europe Peter Lubbers of Google has administered Doc Sprints in San Francisco and Mountain View Julee Burdekin of Adobe ran two Doc Sprints in San Francisco Andre Jay Meissner of Adobe put on the Berlin and Zurich Doc Sprints Eliot Graff of Microsoft ran the Seattle Doc Sprint and Paul Verbeek did the Amsterdam Doc Sprint These Doc Sprints are hard work yes but so worth it So what s next We have a birthday party to tell you about next blog post coming soon But if you re still with me here you might want to know what we plan for next year Beta release We expect to have completed the requirements for our first official release Many of the items on this list are complete already and celebrated above JavaScript Microsoft has donated another big batch of content a JavaScript reference and Max Polk and Eliot Graff are getting ready to import it into WPD We can t wait to get started with updates and examples for this content DOM Elements Attributes We need to develop an architecture that allows users to work with HTML elements their attributes and their DOM interfaces in a cogent complete model This will require new templates and forms as well as a thorough overhaul of the content There is a lot to do and with any luck we ll NEVER be done But if this last year demonstrates anything it is that we can do it Together we have accomplished something important and valuable for the community Thanks to all of you who have contributed to Web Platform Docs and happy birthday Image The Night Watch or The Militia Company of Captain Frans Banning Cocq by Rembrandt Harmenszoon van Rijn courtesy of the Rijksmuseum Posted in Site News 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

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  • Switzerland Doc Sprint sets some new records! | Web Platform Blog
    the Wiki making edits and what work we aimed to achieve The fifteen very motivated and skilled contributors were a fairly even mix of Web Platform veterans and newcomers and jumped head first in to a variety of tasks ranging from bug investigation to example coding and doc writing We d like to say a special thanks to Mike West Google and contributor Rodney Rehm who already attended the Berlin Doc Sprint they helped attendees with 1 1 support on various questions over the day Next let s give a big shout out to our lovely venue sponsors Colab Zurich who provided delicious catering for the full day and to Adobe who made the event possible by providing everything throughout the day We can report the following work stats 283 Total edits 8 CSS pages written specific CSS accomplishments logged at Web Platform Wednesday pages 11 HTML element pages written dl dd dt s del ins center meter button a script 4 HTML attribute pages written id required type target 2 API pages written Vibration API Canvas Tutorial David Maciejewski from t3n Magazine attended and in addition to contributing edits to the site wrote a nice german review about the

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  • Web Platform Doc Sprint August 28th 2013, Zurich, Switzerland! | Web Platform Blog
    a great opportunity to attend a great conference and make a great contribution to front end web documentation all in one trip Aims of the Doc Sprint Doc Sprints are great places to have a great and geeky time make new friends and meet old ones At this event Beginners will learn how to get started as WebPlatform org contributors Those more experienced can dive in and make great uninterrupted progress on content Great new ideas will form and grow through collaboration including demos plugins and more Bugs will get fixed on the spot Food and drinks including but not limited to beer will be provided throughout the day Swag will be tossed into the crowds Winners will be crowned and prizes raffled away A lot of fun is waiting for attendees The main focus topics at this event will be CSS properties and HTML elements DOM but if you would rather work on something else inside the WebPlatform org documentation remit we are more than happy to accommodate you If you want to check up on what is ok to work on and suggest ideas please tell us via the public mailing list Doc Sprint Venue and Sponsors This

    Original URL path: https://blog.webplatform.org/2013/07/web-platform-doc-sprint-august-28-2013-zurich-switzerland/ (2016-04-29)
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  • Chris Mills | Web Platform Blog
    details and directions on their website at http colab zurich ch Sign me up Please sign up for the event at our Eventbrite page We are looking forward seeing you in late August in Switzerland Posted in Community Content Events Tagged Community Doc Sprints Web Platform Wednesdays Week 2 May 14 2013 by Chris Mills Last week s Web Platform Wednesday was a rousing success Our community looked at all of the target property pages and you reviewed and completed most of the ones we lined up So this week we start in on Wednesday May 15th 9am PST It s time for round 2 DING DING Not only do we hope to finish reviewing any pages left from last week s target CSS property pages but we will also 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 need help or guidance the coordinator is there for you Doug s post from last week summed up really nicely what this is all about so please give that a read if you want some more information about how this got started Posted in Community Content Web Platform Wednesday How we re working at WebPlatform org Feb 07 2013 by Chris Mills I thought I d share some thoughts this week on how we are working towards making web standards documentation rock more here at WebPlatform org We knew it would be challenging to deal with this much content especially as we are mostly volunteers with 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

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  • Community | Web Platform Blog
    as our founding principles the three pillars of Pragmatism Inclusion and Consensus So just what is attribution In our case it is keeping track of who has contributed what and sharing that information with our users Web Platform Docs tracks attribution in two key ways for content submissions by individuals we log every edit by user name for content contributed in bulk by organizations or transferred over from another project like MDN or MSDN we explicitly note the original source As an open collaborative project attribution is critical from a legal practical and motivational perspective On the legal side our license is CC BY 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 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

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  • Web Platform Wednesday, Week 9: Layout | Web Platform Blog
    we will be focusing on layout based properties which are fundamentally the foundation properties of all websites These properties that we will be covering range from padding and size to positioning properties such as top left right bottom and float If you aren t too familiar with these properties here are some great reference materials on some of the CSS properties Position CSS Positioning A Comprehensive Look CSS Positioning 101 Padding A comprehensive post on Padding Float CSS Floats 101 CSS Float Theory Things you should know To view all the properties that we will be covering this week 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 not sure 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 Until next week happy documenting This entry was posted in Community Content Events Web Platform Wednesday by NicdaCosta Bookmark the permalink About NicdaCosta Front end Web Developer Illustrator and avid JavaScript developer in training with a passion

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