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Re: Main landing page prototypes completed/subpage structures?/domain leads?

From: Chris Mills <cmills@opera.com>
Date: Tue, 11 Dec 2012 18:05:09 +0000
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To: "public-webplatform@w3.org" <public-webplatform@w3.org>
Update: I have put CSS to style my landing page topic boxes on http://docs.webplatform.org/wiki/MediaWiki:Common.css (thanks so much to Taylor for showing me this!), and refactored my HTML. So we still have HTML in the landing pages, but it is much cleaned and no longer full of horrible inline styles. This will work up until the point someone gives me a cleverer solution.

So I think we are ready to go with implementing these sub page updates on the site, as soon as Seb finishes the icons (no pressure ;-) )

Chris Mills
Opera Software, dev.opera.com
W3C Fellow, web education and webplatform.org
Author of "Practical CSS3: Develop and Design" (http://goo.gl/AKf9M)

On 10 Dec 2012, at 16:21, Chris Mills <cmills@opera.com> wrote:

> Hi all,
> I have now created landing pages for the main WPD page and all it's immediate subpages. So
> http://docs.webplatform.org/wiki/TEST:main_page
> Would eventually lead to
> http://docs.webplatform.org/wiki/TEST:beginners
> http://docs.webplatform.org/wiki/TEST:general_concepts
> http://docs.webplatform.org/wiki/TEST:html
> http://docs.webplatform.org/wiki/TEST:css
> http://docs.webplatform.org/wiki/concepts/accessibility
> http://docs.webplatform.org/wiki/TEST:javascript
> http://docs.webplatform.org/wiki/TEST:dom
> http://docs.webplatform.org/wiki/TEST:svg
> Unless anyone has major objections, I suggest we stick to this overall layout. I can then get these implements as soon as:
> * Seb finishes the first icon set
> * I can get help from the template ninjas in creating me a template that will generate the floated topic boxes.
> * I can get help from someone to add the CSS to style said template. I could do this myself if someone gave me the keys to the CSS files, and a little help with finding things.
> This leads me to follow-on questions:
> 1. What will the sub-landing pages look like? I for one think that we don't need any special features to implement those. If the page is just reference docs, we can auto-generate one of those sortable tables. If the page is structured tutorials, we can manually create a page of headings and links. If it is a combination, we can use a combination of both. Any further thoughts? Would that do for now?
> 2. I would like to find topic domain leads for each of the major topic areas linked to above. The domain lead for each topic would be expected to:
> * distribute and manage work being done in each domain
> * periodically check the domain material to make sure it is up to date, changes are ok, and disputes are settled reasonably
> * Seek out new people to work on the domain.
> what do people think of this idea?
> I would quite happily be domain lead for General concepts, beginners, HTML, and CSS. But I don't have time to do all 4, so I think i'll grab CSS and general concepts for now.
> That leaves
> beginners
> accessibility
> javascript
> dom
> svg
> Any immediate takers? Where a domain is really large, like JavaScript, I think it would be more than reasonable to have multiple domain leads.
> Chris Mills
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