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First feedback(s)

From: Amirouche Boubekki <amirouche.boubekki@gmail.com>
Date: Tue, 9 Oct 2012 06:16:55 +0200
Message-ID: <CAL7_Mo_HMaVekPc9iobxi7SxedrxAoQuwxJKNU=eZ-d0Nst1-g@mail.gmail.com>
To: public-webplatform@w3.org
Héllo,


First, I'd like to thanks everyone involved in the project, I think it's an
awesome idea and it has a *lot* of potential.

My first questions were answered by the wiki and IRC, but IRC was a bit
crowded, I though it might be better to raise issues on the ML, so here I
am.

For people new to the project (like most of us ^^) which might have the
same questions as me, here are the pages that I found useful with some
comments:

- Is this website
open-source?<http://talk.webplatform.org/forums/index.php/470/just-curious-and-lazy-is-this-website-open-source>
It's
nice to know which programs are used to build the platform, a full code
disclosure might have been better. Plus the development of more
applications will be made easier which would be properly labeled as WPD and
will help avoid applications scams.
- Getting Started <http://docs.webplatform.org/wiki/WPD:Getting_Started> It's
a nice page, the diagram is nice and interesting
  a) «You can make meaningful contributions whether you have five minutes,
half an hour, or half a day.» is not mentioned in the diagram
  b) Some pages in the diagram do no exists or I did not find them except
Style Guide which is actually Manual Of
Style<http://docs.webplatform.org/wiki/WPD:Manual_Of_Style>
  c) the Pages from the diagram are not clickable, it might be nice to do a
recap below it
  d) Is Tasks <http://docs.webplatform.org/wiki/WPD:Tasks> to be merged
with the «five minutes, half an hour, or half a day» contribution
paragraphs ?
- FAQ <http://docs.webplatform.org/wiki/WPD:FAQ>

Other interesting links which might be wiki page inspirational sources most
viewed <http://talk.webplatform.org/forums/index.php/questions?sort=views>,
most
answered<http://talk.webplatform.org/forums/index.php/questions?sort=answers>
, highest voted<http://talk.webplatform.org/forums/index.php/questions?sort=votes>questions
in the forum.

About the topic structure, what worked well in Django and Python community
is the following:
- Getting started
- Topical howtos of different level properly flagged as is
- References API

It's seems be what is done but it isn't mentioned in
Architecture<http://docs.webplatform.org/wiki/WPD:Architecture>
..

The topic of backend languages has been mentioned on IRC, I find it great a
idea, if it's possible to have cross language references or topic pages
like MVC with explanations of the differences between the different
implementations across languages.

There is a lot of tables in the wiki, there are not easy to read, I would
rather see something like
CategoryTree<http://fr.wikipedia.org/wiki/Portail:G%C3%A9ographie/Arborescence>
..

The search box on top of the page hits the wiki database, but it looks like
it a global search.

What about database(s) dumps ?

What W3C documents will become ? Should WPD replace them or should we have
reference them ?

I would like to contribute to the french translation.


So far, so good,

Amirouche
Developer for hire - blog <http://protractileaigu.blogspot.fr/>
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«The most basic of all human needs is the need to understand and be
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