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Re: Feedback for CSS properties pages on WPD?

From: Chris Mills <cmills@w3.org>
Date: Thu, 16 May 2013 12:21:33 +0100
Cc: public-webplatform@w3.org, Lea Verou <lea@w3.org>
Message-Id: <F6F0C466-5BD9-4790-A288-8E7901415DC7@w3.org>
To: Chris Coyier <chriscoyier@gmail.com>
Thanks for the feedback Chris - very much appreciated!

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 16 May 2013, at 11:51, Lea Verou <lea@w3.org> wrote:

> Hi Chris,
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> Thank you so much for the feedback! I’m forwarding it to the list as well, this is very helpful!
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> Cheers,
> Lea
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> Lea Verou
> W3C developer relations
> http://w3.org/people/all#leahttp://lea.verou.me ✿ @leaverou
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> On May 13, 2013, at 20:32, Chris Coyier <chriscoyier@gmail.com> wrote:
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>> Hey Lea,
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>> Looking good! Here's some randomish thoughts:
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>> - The properties page, at first glance, seems weird because the entire top section of the content area is dominated by -ms- properties I've never even heard of. http://cl.ly/image/3X2L0n0k0f2f I'm not sure what the solution is there since perhaps it's just alpha order. Maybe a "popular pages" section on top that has some of the more useful pages or recently updated pages?
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>> - Visual demos are so powerful. It's awesome you have the custom Dabblet thing in there, it would be cool to see individual property pages with embedded demos rather than links out.
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>> - The table of contents on each property is nice!
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>> - Perhaps there could be a feature where you check which browsers you want to support, and it gives you the syntax you should use (which prefixes). Although I dunno, the world of prefixes may be behind us soon enough.
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>> - Broken image at the bottom: http://cl.ly/image/2V0y321N3c1U
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>> - I love all the basic concepts: it's a wiki, it has the same format for all of them, it lists browser support, it lists related properties, it lists quirks. That's exactly what it needs to be.
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>> - I also maintain an "almanac" of properties. e.g. http://css-tricks.com/almanac/properties/b/border-radius/ My approach is slightly different in that I want to make it as approachable and plain-talking as possible, with as many simple real demos as needed to explain it. I just mention it in case you hadn't seen it and can draw ideas from there.
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>> Good luck,
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>> ---
>> Chris Coyier
>> CodePen  |  CSS-Tricks  |  ShopTalk
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>> On Fri, May 10, 2013 at 11:18 AM, Lea Verou <lea@w3.org> wrote:
>> Hey Chris,
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>> Hope you’re well.
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>> As you might know, a part of my work at W3C is on WebPlatform.org, which I’m sure you’ve heard. We are currently focusing a lot on our CSS properties documentation [1] and we’re looking for feedback. While discussing who to ask for valuable feedback, your name came up first, by a number of people. Would you mind taking a look at the CSS property pages (e.g. here’s the border-radius one: [2]) and letting me know what you think and any ways you can think of, to improve them?
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>> Thanks!!
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>> Cheers,
>> Lea
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>> [1]: http://docs.webplatform.org/wiki/css/properties 
>> [2]: http://docs.webplatform.org/wiki/css/properties/border-radius
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>> Lea Verou
>> W3C developer relations
>> http://w3.org/people/all#leahttp://lea.verou.me ✿ @leaverou
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