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From: Darren <bittledroid@gmail.com>
Date: Sat, 11 Apr 2015 11:37:42 +0100
Message-ID: <5528F976.6090508@gmail.com>
To: "public-webplatform@w3.org" <public-webplatform@w3.org>
Hi all

Just wanted to introduce myself as I've only just joined.

I was glad to see the recent mailing list debate (Webplatform dead?) as 
I was beginning to wonder. I'm fairly new to web development and came 
across the site whilst trying to find somewhere with decent tutorials 
and best practice web standards.

Being honest I was nearly put off as some tutorials didn't seem to work 
and after playing around I discovered that the code was wrong. I was 
tempted to change it but being a newbie and discovering that the docs 
were still being maintained I decided against it. Also the edit link 
went to an uploads page and other pages were redirecting due to an 
infinite loop, I figured it was a bad day for the site.

Going live with incorrect code will put a lot of new site users off. It 
was not obvious on the page that it was still in progress 
Other pages appear with the "In Progress" bar at the side (which I find 
a nice touch) and then I'm not worried if the code isn't perfect.

This experience hasn't put me off though and I have decided to stick 
around. It has also made me realise that I'm at a stage where I may be 
able to contribute, be it making minor changes. If there are any small 
jobs that I can do to help then let me know, if not then I will be 
lurking in the background until I have some more experience, confidence 
and something relevant to contribute.


Received on Monday, 13 April 2015 07:55:01 UTC

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