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Re: Editing for beginners

From: Chris Mills <cmills@w3.org>
Date: Tue, 2 Apr 2013 23:37:59 +0100
Cc: <public-webplatform@w3.org>
Message-Id: <4E47E977-895E-4ED8-AA35-23CC63231831@w3.org>
To: "David R. Herz" <mr@theherzes.com>
Hi David,

Thanks for all your feedback, and sorry for not getting back to you earlier. I am based in the UK, so it is getting late now, but I will give you a proper full answer to your queries tomorrow my time.

All the best,

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 2 Apr 2013, at 23:30, "David R. Herz" <mr@theherzes.com> wrote:

> Dear Webmeisters:
> I have a few questions/comments, and would like to know where to address them.  One, I have been working my way through some of the CSS materials in parallel with the HTML materials.  There are items for which I am unclear on the explanation could be clearer.  I take for instance the Class, ID and Combining selectors topics on the “Getting Started with CSS” page.   While I think I have the class and ID parts figured out, I have no idea how the combination plays out.  Also, I originally tried to apply the class to individual text, but that did not work.  I saw the example where I can redefine strong to be red, but I don’t know if I can create any custom style for selected text (but don’t worry about that, I am sure that will come along the way).  What I’d like to know here is what type of comments would be helpful to advance the project.  For instance, do you want to know about the bonehead things I try to do with the information given like trying to color text with <class=”example”>target text</class>, or do you just want to know about when things are unclear?
> Also, where would you like me to comment on the overall plan?  In this case, I am thinking about the three “Beginning with CSS” subsections.  They seem to be discreet topics, but the introduction “What is CSS?” already has specific instructional material in it, which are built on in the other two and which one might miss if he had more of an idea what CSS is without knowing its particulars.
> Next, I don’t understand why pages do not link to succeeding pages.  Am I wrong to think that we can use some kind of tree structure, akin to nested ordered lists, to define the overall scheme of pages and then have the wiki automatically provide links to the following and preceding pages by calling the next or previous document on the same level of the tree and updating all of this every time a page is added or deleted?
> Last, is there some reason we don’t have an interactive cheat sheet and/or glossary which gives the basics, but will link to full explanation of each item, with syntax, explanation of same, and list of possible attributes or attribute types that can be applied?
> Last last, I figured out what <span> does, yeah!
> David R. Herz
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