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

From: Doug Schepers <schepers@w3.org>
Date: Tue, 11 Dec 2012 13:13:34 -0500
Message-ID: <50C777CE.6070403@w3.org>
To: Chris Mills <cmills@opera.com>
CC: "public-webplatform@w3.org" <public-webplatform@w3.org>
Hi, Chris-

You shouldn't modify those common files, because that blocks MediaWiki 
upgrades. You should only modify the WebPlatform skin files.  I can help 
with that.


On 12/11/12 1:05 PM, Chris Mills wrote:
> 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 HTML 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 Open standards evangelist and dev.opera.com editor,
>> Opera Software Co-chair, web education community group, W3C Author
>> of "Practical CSS3: Develop and Design"
>> (http://my.opera.com/chrismills/blog/2012/07/12/practical-css3-my-book-is-finally-published)
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Received on Tuesday, 11 December 2012 18:14:08 UTC

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