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Web Platform Wednesday, Week 17: Something For Everyone!

Last week saw our fondue pot of left over properties go down well as we started recapping, with the help of the Switzerland Doc Sprint.

This week, we thought we would ease into our next Web Platform Wednesday as everyone starts to get back into the swing of things. As we start to revise all the hard work that everyone has put into the previous weeks, getting all the CSS properties documented, we thought we would continue to work on and cover any and all properties that may have been missed along the way. This can range from working with layout and grid properties to putting your typographer’s hat on and immersing into the world of CSS text properties.

No matter what your strength is, or the extent of your knowledge, this week’s Web Platform Wednesday has a little something for everyone. If you are still not sure if there is something for you, then head on over to the #webplatform IRC channel and chat with this great community or even send us an email on our mailing list as there will always be someone happy to help.

From everyone on the Web Platform team, happy documenting the web.

Web Platform Wednesday, Week 9: Layout

Last week we decided to take a small break to give everyone a rest and let you enjoy the holidays, so this week we are coming back in full force to tackle the next batch of CSS properties. This week, we will be focusing on layout based properties, which are fundamentally the foundation properties of all websites.

These properties that we will be covering, range from padding and size to positioning properties such as top, left, right, bottom and float. If you aren’t too familiar with these properties, here are some great reference materials on some of the CSS properties.

Position

Padding

Float

To view all the properties that we will be covering this week, head on over to the Web Platform Wednesday page and see where you can help. If you find any properties that you want to help contribute to, have any questions or even not sure, come and chat with the co-ordinators in the #webplatform IRC Channel or via email on the mailing list, as there is always someone who will be happy to help.

Until next week, happy documenting!

Web Platform Wednesday, Week 8: Grid & Column Layout

These last few weeks of Web Platform Wednesday’s have proven to be even more successful than we could have imagined with many new community members creating Web Platform accounts and joining in to help document the web. Last week’s Seattle doc sprint joined in helping document many of the Web Platform Wednesday properties, completing 103 topics. This is a huge accomplishment in our journey of reaching beta status in CSS properties by the end of July 2013! A huge thank you to all those in the community who have assisted in some way in getting us thus far.

But, let us not stop there, as this week’s Web Platform Wednesday is all about Grid and Column layout.

These two new layouts allows developers to create fluid grids, being able to specify columns and rows without having to resort to older techniques of using floats and inline-block displayed elements.

Here are two great articles to get you started on Grid Layout and Column Count. Be sure to check out the “Other Resources” in the above links to some more great articles on these topics.

Once you have caught up on these two new layouts, and maybe even played around with them in a dabblet, head on to the Web Platform Wednesday page to get a list of all available properties.

If you have any questions, ideas or even just want to say “hi”, come and chat on #webplatform IRC Channel or on our public-webplatform@w3.org email list.

Web Platform Wednesdays, Week 6: Text Me!

It is that time of week again, time for Web Platform Wednesday! And this week’s theme is Text. This will see us focus on continuing to document the vast amount of CSS properties available for Text. Ranging from text sizing, to styling, alignment and even kerning.

Not sure of how you can help contribute? We have a list of various tasks that can be done, from smaller, quick tasks such as adding some basic facts for a property to writing explanatory notes and examples. Find out all about these tasks and more on our Web Platform Wednesday page or if you have any questions or even ideas, come chat on #webplatform IRC Channel or on our public-webplatform@w3.org email list.

So come and join us this week and help document the web, making styling text that much better and easier to learn about.

PS: If you haven’t already seen it, we have a new video tutorial on how to get started on contributing and editing CSS properties.