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Re: Getting Started page updated

From: Scott Rowe <scottrowe@google.com>
Date: Wed, 27 Mar 2013 08:45:03 -0700
Message-ID: <CAHZLcPofEgeobkzF81MiM4EoB2RhvmE5jW9f2i7-FuJfhU+_Tw@mail.gmail.com>
To: Sébastien Desbenoit <seb@desbenoit.net>
Cc: Julee Burdekin <jburdeki@adobe.com>, Eliot Graff <Eliot.Graff@microsoft.com>, "public-webplatform@w3.org" <public-webplatform@w3.org>
Thanks all! I appreciate the kudos.

With this page, I followed the Teddy Roosevelt postulate: "Start where you
are, use what you've got, do what you can." So, yeah, there's no new
styling. If anyone wants to doll it up a bit, please do.

The one provision I would like to maintain is that we keep this page
simple. I struggle daily with the notion that our pages are too cluttered
and hard to read versus the realization that, dammit, it's a documentation
site and visitors have to RTFM(!). With the Getting Started page, the
objective is to provide a list of pages to work on, broken down by task
type. I've tried to keep verbiage to a minimum, leaving most of the
instructions to the Editor's Guide.

Any styling that moves this page forward (ahem) would be great. By the way,
though, I'm not a huge fan of the movethewebforward design - a bit too
blocky and monochromatic for my taste. But I do appreciate the way the
layout follows a "simple to complex" degradation of the information, and
that's what I've tried to achieve with the Getting Started page.

~Scott



On Tue, Mar 26, 2013 at 10:58 PM, Sébastien Desbenoit <seb@desbenoit.net>wrote:

> It's awesome!
>
> Maybe the three tittle and the boxes need a bit more style to be
> identified at the first look, I may be a bit dump, but I had a "very" quick
> look and I didn't see any change. I say the layout after my second visit:
> after looking at move the web forward. Maybe some space or a horizontal
> bar. I don't know. In my opinion, it's a bit too linear but it's just a
> style thing, the architecture is awesome.
>
> Seb
>
>
> Le 27 mars 2013 à 02:18, Julee Burdekin <jburdeki@adobe.com> a écrit :
>
> +flippin'1 ! Thanks, Scott, fr0zenice and Paul Rosenbusch!! J
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>
> ----------------------------
> julee@adobe.com
> @adobejulee
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> From: Eliot Graff <Eliot.Graff@microsoft.com>
> Date: Tuesday, March 26, 2013 3:03 PM
> To: Scott Rowe <scottrowe@google.com>, "public-webplatform@w3.org" <
> public-webplatform@w3.org>
> Subject: RE: Getting Started page updated
> Resent-From: <public-webplatform@w3.org>
> Resent-Date: Tuesday, March 26, 2013 3:04 PM
>
> That is flippin’ BEAUTIFUL!****
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> Thanks, Scott (and those who created the query template).****
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> Eliot ****
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> *From:* Scott Rowe [mailto:scottrowe@google.com <scottrowe@google.com>]
> *Sent:* Tuesday, March 26, 2013 11:02 AM
> *To:* public-webplatform@w3.org
> *Subject:* Getting Started page updated****
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> Using fr0zenice and Paul Rosenbusch's nifty Configurable_Query template,
> I've updated the Getting Started page [1], replacing the previous links to
> old-school query results pages with the Page/Summary tables produced by the
> Configurable_Query.****
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> The new design breaks tasks out according to three levels, basic,
> involved, and advanced. Of the involved tasks, some are also broken out by
> domain (CSS, API, etc.)****
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> This design gets its inspiration from the Move the Web Forward [2] layout,
> which presents visitors with increasing levels of involvement as they
> scroll down the page.****
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> We anticipate a need to introduce the WPD Projects with more information
> under the Advanced task section, and as the Project project evolves, we can
> fill in this information.****
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> The next item on my list is writing up how to use the Configurable_Query
> template for contributors. If you want to start using these right away, you
> can steal mine from my User:Scottrowe page [3]. Just copy the entire page
> into your own like-named page.****
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> Cheers!****
> ~Scott****
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> [1] http://docs.webplatform.org/wiki/WPD:Getting_Started****
> [2] http://movethewebforward.org/****
> [3] http://docs.webplatform.org/wiki/User:Scottrowe/pages/custom_list****
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> --
> Sébastien Desbenoit
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