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  • NicdaCosta | Web Platform Blog
    happy to help From everyone on the Web Platform team happy documenting the web Posted in Community Web Platform Wednesday Web Platform Wednesday Week 9 Layout Jul 10 2013 by NicdaCosta Last week we decided to take a small break to give everyone a rest and let you enjoy the holidays so this week we are coming back in full force to tackle the next batch of CSS properties This week 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 Posted in Community Content Events Web Platform Wednesday Web Platform Wednesday Week 8 Grid Column Layout Jun 26 2013 by NicdaCosta These last few weeks of Web Platform Wednesday s have proven to be even more successful than we could have imagined with many new community members creating Web Platform accounts and joining in to help document the web Last week s Seattle doc sprint joined in helping document many of the Web Platform Wednesday properties completing 103 topics This is 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

    Original URL path: https://blog.webplatform.org/author/nicdacosta/ (2016-04-29)
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  • Web Platform Wednesday, Week 7: More text properties, shapes and exclusions | Web Platform Blog
    this is the week for you to jump in And just in time for the latest Editor s Draft If you have an experimental browser available such as Chrome Canary or WebKit Nightly you can view demos such as The Raven and create your own There are some great explanations of CSS Exclusions out there such as Hans Muller s Growing and Shrinking Polygons Round One and Bem Jones Bey s Freeing the Floats of the Future From the Tyranny of the Rectangle But also if you happen to be going to the Seattle Doc Sprint this Saturday June 22 you can ask questions of Alan Stearns one of the editors of the CSS Exclusions and CSS Shapes specs He ll be there along with other special guests Not in Seattle this weekend No problem Come chat with us on the webplatform IRC Channel or on our public webplatform w3 org email list However you join do join Web Platform Wednesday this week as we continue to provide foundational and experimental content for our community This entry was posted in Community Content Events Uncategorized Web Platform Wednesday by Julee Bookmark the permalink About Julee Julee Burdekin is a content strategist

    Original URL path: https://blog.webplatform.org/2013/06/wpw-7-more-text-and-exclusions/ (2016-04-29)
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  • Uncategorized | Web Platform Blog
    and adding more examples and details With this week s properties we re mostly starting from scratch We ve created the pages but there s no content at all So when you go to contribute you have a tabula rasa a blank slate or should we say a template rasa because the template is there You get to fill it in As NicdaCosta mentioned in an earlier blog post these new properties allows developers to create fluid grids without having to resort to older techniques And here s a great article to get you started on Grid Layout Also make sure to check out a fantastic new editor s draft on CSS Grid Layout that explains the background and motivation and provides many enlightening examples What s better than a fresh start and a good reference Well maybe a few things but here at WebPlatform org we rank these pretty high So 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 are not sure where to start come and chat with the coordinators in the webplatform IRC Channel or via email on the mailing list as there is always someone who will be happy to help Posted in Content Uncategorized Web Platform Wednesday Web Platform Wednesday Week 7 More text properties shapes and exclusions Jun 19 2013 by Julee This week we continue to work on text properties but we re adding some interesting properties So if you know how to break out an experimental browser and test the limits of features such as CSS Exclusions and Shapes this is the week for you to jump in And just in time for the latest Editor s Draft If you have an experimental browser available such as Chrome Canary or WebKit Nightly you can view demos such as The Raven and create your own There are some great explanations of CSS Exclusions out there such as Hans Muller s Growing and Shrinking Polygons Round One and Bem Jones Bey s Freeing the Floats of the Future From the Tyranny of the Rectangle But also if you happen to be going to the Seattle Doc Sprint this Saturday June 22 you can ask questions of Alan Stearns one of the editors of the CSS Exclusions and CSS Shapes specs He ll be there along with other special guests Not in Seattle this weekend No problem Come chat with us on the webplatform IRC Channel or on our public webplatform w3 org email list However you join do join Web Platform Wednesday this week as we continue to provide foundational and experimental content for our community Posted in Community Content Events Uncategorized Web Platform Wednesday 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

    Original URL path: https://blog.webplatform.org/category/uncategorized/ (2016-04-29)
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  • Inaugural Doc Sprint for Seattle, June 22! | Web Platform Blog
    Europe and at each one we ve realized a number of goals People new to Webplatform learn how to get started as contributors Experienced contributors dive in to the content and make rapid progress Face to face contact builds relationships and networks Great ideas germinate and grow through collaboration Bugs get fixed on the spot Mini projects spring up and get prototyped But mostly these have provided a time to get together and geek out So come geek out Welcome to Seattle Come join us at the Microsoft offices in South Lake Union for the first doc sprint held in the Emerald City The Internet Explorer Developer Relations Team is hosting a Doc Sprint in Seattle on June 22 2013 We ll work on improving CSS properties and possibly JavaScript topics but there are opportunities to work on other areas of the documentation There s no special expertise needed Everyone is welcome We ll have people there to help walk you through all the steps All you need bring is desire and your own computer Meet web developers from around the Puget Sound region Mingle with colleagues from other companies There will be free food t shirts and prizes We

    Original URL path: https://blog.webplatform.org/2013/06/1st-seattle-doc-sprint/ (2016-04-29)
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  • The 1st European Doc Sprint is Feb 8+9 in Berlin! | Web Platform Blog
    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 This entry was posted in Events and tagged Community Doc Sprints by Andre

    Original URL path: https://blog.webplatform.org/2013/01/first-european-doc-sprint-feb-8-9-berlin/ (2016-04-29)
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  • Doc Sprint Mountain View | Web Platform Blog
    this doc sprint and none of it scientifically sanitized Here s what we got Attendees 35 Commits 375 apprx New WPD members onboarded 15 Pictures see G event Dilip Dickson Scott Eliot and Ming Ming Search Renato developed a Web Platform Search Companion search extension to Chrome Install this extension from the Chrome Web Store Just type wpd space on your Chrome omnibox that box where you type URLs and the extension will be activated Then type whatever a CSS property 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

    Original URL path: https://blog.webplatform.org/2012/12/doc-sprint-mountain-view/ (2016-04-29)
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  • peterlubbers | Web Platform Blog
    you type URLs and the extension will be activated Then type whatever a CSS property 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

    Original URL path: https://blog.webplatform.org/author/peterlubbers/ (2016-04-29)
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  • Web Platform Doc Sprints off to a Good Start | Web Platform Blog
    reading through the logs I see that we made over 800 changes to the site that day We had people working on tasks that ranged from simple to very complex Some folks spent the whole day writing in depth documentation while others dove into backend architecture tasks or created new prototypes of possible new site features A huge thanks to Adobe for not only hosting the event but also providing breakfast lunch dinner a full bar and awesome swag the exclusive WPD notepads Everybody went home with a new WPD t shirt as well they came in just in time Good times all around Pictures of the event can be found on the SFHTML5 event page So now it s time to keep the momentum going The next WebPlatform Doc Sprint is already planned for December 12th at Google office in Mountain View Scott Rowe and I are organizing that one and we will have some really cool exclusive swag items You can sign up at http goo gl iBkiu We hope you ll join us A doc sprint is a period of concentrated effort by a number of people to improve documentation This entry was posted in Events and tagged Doc Sprints by peterlubbers Bookmark the permalink About peterlubbers HTML5 enthusiast author of Pro HTML5 Programming founder San Francisco HTML5 User Group ultra marathon runner bungee jumper skydiver Follow me on Twitter at https twitter com peterlubbers View all posts by peterlubbers 4 thoughts on Web Platform Doc Sprints off to a Good Start Aidan Feldman on Dec 04 2012 at 12 23 am said would love to help organize one of these in NYC Philipp on Dec 17 2012 at 10 27 am said I am a little surprised to see an image with a size of 4803

    Original URL path: https://blog.webplatform.org/2012/12/web-platform-doc-sprints-off-to-a-good-start/ (2016-04-29)
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