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Re: Restructuring of the learning material Wiki

From: Chris Mills <cmills@opera.com>
Date: Fri, 30 Sep 2011 12:36:59 +0100
Cc: public-webed@w3.org
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To: Lewis Nyman <hello@lewisnyman.co.uk>
Thanks Lewis - you've made a good point here. Opera advocates one web too, and I personally strongly agree with this standpoint. I think some of the article descriptions therefore need to be rewritten slightly to take into account diverse devices rather than just "mobiles".

The main reason I called it "Mobile web development" is because regardless of what we think, or what is accurate or right, "mobile web" is a big buzz word that will attract people to this section. When we have got them there, we can educate them towards progressive enhancement, adaptive design and feature detection, and away from mobile specific sites and browser detection. But a buzz term is always useful for grabbing people, usually people who should know better and need to be educated ;-)

So what about "Mobile and cross device web development"?

On 30 Sep 2011, at 12:20, Lewis Nyman wrote:

> This looks really good Chris. I'm wondering how relatable the "Mobile Web" section is in contrast with the "One Web" approach the W3C advocates? 
> 
> The definition section of mobile web actually ends up undefining the phrase. Maybe it's worth renaming the whole section "Cross Device Development" or something similar? With the "Mobile Device" market becoming more and more diverse maybe we need to publish techniques towards device agnostic development.
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> On 30 September 2011 10:59, Chris Mills <cmills@opera.com> wrote:
> Hi all,
> 
> I've been in and restructured the web standards curriculum Wiki page - see http://www.w3.org/wiki/Web_Standards_Curriculum
> 
> I removed everything that was half finished/in process/in idea form and put it on to the proposed updated page:
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> http://www.w3.org/wiki/WSC_proposed_updates
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> Can I ask anyone who has an interest to look over the different sections and fill them out with article ideas?
> 
> I am pretty proficient in the realm of HTML/CSS/Accessibility/Mobile, but I definitely want to find people to add ideas to:
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> http://www.w3.org/wiki/WSC_proposed_updates#OTHER_THINGS_TO_COVER (especially SVG - please grab it and roll it out to it's own section. Doug? Jeremie?)
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> http://www.w3.org/wiki/WSC_proposed_updates#HTML5_APIS (someone please grab Canvas and give it it's own section! Does anyone feel like writing any of these?)
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> http://www.w3.org/wiki/WSC_proposed_updates#Accessibility_specifics (I know a fair amount about a11y, but I'm sure Shawn and others on the list who know more than me can improve things)
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> Also feel free to add other ideas if you think anything is missing.
> 
> Chris Mills
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