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Re: newbie

From: PhistucK <phistuck@gmail.com>
Date: Mon, 13 Apr 2015 13:46:31 +0300
Message-ID: <CABc02_LLN9BmeEKeLHf-W+=CmT-5f2D5yAHZNvKHwOYstaQehg@mail.gmail.com>
To: Darren <bittledroid@gmail.com>
Cc: "public-webplatform@w3.org" <public-webplatform@w3.org>

Any fixes you can contribute to the tutorials are welcome, whether it is
code or actual documentation text. And generally, anything else you see
(even typos) also helps in the long run.

If you need reviews, you can ping me and I will try to get to it as soon as


On Sat, Apr 11, 2015 at 1:37 PM, Darren <bittledroid@gmail.com> wrote:

> Hi all
> Just wanted to introduce myself as I've only just joined.
> I was glad to see the recent mailing list debate (Webplatform dead?) as I
> was beginning to wonder. I'm fairly new to web development and came across
> the site whilst trying to find somewhere with decent tutorials and best
> practice web standards.
> Being honest I was nearly put off as some tutorials didn't seem to work
> and after playing around I discovered that the code was wrong. I was
> tempted to change it but being a newbie and discovering that the docs were
> still being maintained I decided against it. Also the edit link went to an
> uploads page and other pages were redirecting due to an infinite loop, I
> figured it was a bad day for the site.
> Going live with incorrect code will put a lot of new site users off. It
> was not obvious on the page that it was still in progress (
> https://docs.webplatform.org/wiki/dom/tutorials/getelementsmethod). Other
> pages appear with the "In Progress" bar at the side (which I find a nice
> touch) and then I'm not worried if the code isn't perfect.
> This experience hasn't put me off though and I have decided to stick
> around. It has also made me realise that I'm at a stage where I may be able
> to contribute, be it making minor changes. If there are any small jobs that
> I can do to help then let me know, if not then I will be lurking in the
> background until I have some more experience, confidence and something
> relevant to contribute.
> Regards
> Darren
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