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Re: Blog Draft from Julee (was: WPW#4: Visual formatting model from CSS 2.1)

From: PhistucK <phistuck@gmail.com>
Date: Wed, 29 May 2013 21:39:58 +0300
Message-ID: <CABc02_Kh_AigRSjna4XSXzOsFesJ=jEx_Mp-XjNj80pJVMtjhQ@mail.gmail.com>
To: Doug Schepers <schepers@w3.org>
Cc: WebPlatform Community <public-webplatform@w3.org>
There is a problem with the "Week Four of Web Platform Wednesday" link at
the beginning of the post, it leads to an embarrassing page. ;)


☆*PhistucK*


On Wed, May 29, 2013 at 8:44 PM, Doug Schepers <schepers@w3.org> wrote:

> Hi, folks-
>
> Julee wrote up this excellent blog draft, which I approved and published.
>
> For Web Platform Wednesdays blog posts, I propose that a single approval
> should be enough to publish the blog post.
>
> http://blog.webplatform.org/**2013/05/wpw4-visual-**formatting/<http://blog.webplatform.org/2013/05/wpw4-visual-formatting/>
>
> [[
> Web Platform Wednesdays, Week 4: Visual formatting
> May 29 2013
> by Julee
> For Week Four of Web Platform Wednesday, we focus on the visual formatting
> model properties: margins, padding, width, height, position, float, clear,
> display, top, right, bottom, left, z-index, direction, and unicode-bidi.
> Best practices are scattered all over the place for some of these basic
> properties:
>
> Remove defaults on different browsers by resetting margins to 0 – wait a
> second… that’s a lot of rendering!
> To increase accuracy of finger-based events, increase padding and margins.
> When should you use px vs. percentages?
> Folks need explanations and examples that are tried and true, that use
> best practices, and that follow design principles, such as simplicity,
> visibility, and reuse. A lot of thought can go into crafting one of these
> CSS properties pages. Contributing to one of these properties is a great
> way to deepen your own understanding of the basics. What are the experts
> saying about using the property now? How are designers and developers
> creating new uses for new browsers, devices, and workflows?
>
> But first and foremost, the Web Platform Wednesday project is focusing on
> the basics: ensure the syntax, descriptions, and examples are accurate. You
> don’t need to be an expert to look at a page and make sure the values match
> the spec, or that it provides basic facts or solid examples. That’s why
> we’re here: to get the facts down and to provide clear, usable information
> about these properties. Join us this week as we form the foundations of
> this dynamic resource.
> ]]
>
> Regards-
> -Doug
>
>
> On 5/24/13 5:51 PM, Doug Schepers wrote:
>
>> Hi, folks-
>>
>> Julee and I (with some help from Fro and Scott) decided that next week,
>> we're going back to basics:
>>
>> Section 9 from CSS 2.1: the Visual formatting model, comprising these
>> properties:
>>
>> * margin
>> * margin-bottom
>> * margin-left
>> * margin-right
>> * margin-top
>> * padding
>> * padding-bottom
>> * padding-left
>> * padding-right
>> * padding-top
>> * width
>> * height
>> * position
>> * float
>> * clear
>> * display
>> * top
>> * right
>> * bottom
>> * left
>> * z-index
>> * direction
>> * unicode-bidi
>>
>> Scott and Peter may be filming a video about walking through one or more
>> of these.
>>
>> We'll need someone to write up a blog post and tweet, and a list of
>> coordinators for next week.
>>
>> Regards-
>> -Doug
>>
>>
>
>
>
Received on Wednesday, 29 May 2013 18:41:09 UTC

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