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    Quote Originally Posted by AndrewCooper View Post
    Also, in what document format should we send the material in to the E-Mail address? Is Microsoft Word 2007 (.docx) ok? If we're submitting image screenshots and so on with our article / tutorial / written piece then should we attach the images in the E-Mail along with the attached written document and should they be in .png or .jpg format?
    Either a .doc or a .docx is fine. Attach the images - I don't think the format matters but we can always get back to you if there is an issue.

    Quote Originally Posted by hash View Post
    I'm pretty sure this is called a wiki.
    Oh god no. Author of a book is synonymous with an expert - not someone who just wrote an article.
    Sweet - don't take part then if it's not your thing. But don't wreck it for the rest of us.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HAWK View Post
    Sweet - don't take part then if it's not your thing. But don't wreck it for the rest of us.
    @Alex, more confusion than sarcasm I think.
    @Sarah, rather than having the intention of wrecking anything, I was pointing out that giving away "author" badges to anyone capable of writing an article is (obligatory imho) detrimental to the SP Forums.
    @me, note that you have superpowers to wreck things via internet - use only for good

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    Quote Originally Posted by HAWK View Post
    Good question.

    No - we will not be charging for the PDF format of the book, but we will be selling the print on demand version at cost.
    Do the authors get a cut of the profits from any money earned by sales?
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    Quote Originally Posted by hash View Post
    I'm pretty sure this is called a wiki.

    Oh god no. Author of a book is synonymous with an expert - not someone who just wrote an article.
    I tend to agree with hash here and yes Alex, I've seen the "quality" of sitepoint books, that's why I only by them at dirt, dirt cheap sales and then I'm still disappointed with their "quality"

    Nice idea, but it sounds like a wiki and/or a book made of articles torn from the pages of the web. How will you battle the different writing styles of the authors?
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    I'd like to contribute a piece on how to apply OO-CSS during your XHTML prototyping.
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    Quote Originally Posted by hash View Post
    @Sarah, rather than having the intention of wrecking anything, I was pointing out that giving away "author" badges to anyone capable of writing an article is (obligatory imho) detrimental to the SP Forums
    Glad to hear it.
    We won't be giving Author badges to people that participate. My smiley at the end of that sentence was intended to imply that the comment was tongue in cheek.

    Quote Originally Posted by NetNerd85 View Post
    Do the authors get a cut of the profits from any money earned by sales?
    There will be no profits. We are giving the PDF away at no cost and charging cost for any print on demand books.

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    How will you battle the different writing styles of the authors?
    I guess it will be just like any other short story or poetry type book which is a collaboration of different authors.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HAWK View Post
    Web coding:
    • Web Standards (W3C, Etc)
    • Debugging Code (Browser Bugs)
    • Frameworks (CSS, JS, RIA)
    • Markup Languages (HTML, XML, RSS, Atom, Microformats, Sitemap)
    • MetaData Languages (DCMI, OWL, RDF, PAD, Robots.txt)
    • Stylesheet Languages (CSS)
    • Postscript Languages (FlashPaper, PDF, XPS)
    • Multimedia Languages (Flash/ActionScript, Silverlight, Java, Shockwave)
    • Vector Languages (3DML, Canvas, GML, KML, SVG, UML, VML, X3D)
    • Database (MS-SQL, mySQL, Postgre, SQLite, Oracle, MongoDB, etc)
    • Client-side (JavaScript, AJAX, DOM, ECMAScript, JScript, VBScript)
    • Server-side (ColdFusion, Java, JSP, Lasso, ASP, .NET, Perl, PHP, SMX, .NET, Python, Ruby, Smalltalk)
    • RIA's (HTA, Air, Cappuccino, Curl, Gears, Flex, Prism, WPF, Titanium)
    Depending on if I get time/around to writing for SP, it will be on these
    Always looking for web design/development work. Willing to do it cheap to build portfolio!

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    Darn it! I can do this! Count me in!

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    I'd like to contribute something on how to program efficient Actionscript and getting the most power out of it that you can.

    About how long are you looking for the articles to be?

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    Writing books and drafts - this is very fun.

    Getting literary criticism to try to improve your work is very useful.

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    I'd be quite interested in writing something under your suggested "Vector Languages" category, particularly focusing on Canvas and SVG.

    I'm also a keen proof-reader so would be happy to assist in that capacity too.

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    Count me in for marketing. Online mostly.

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    Quote Originally Posted by stretchwickster View Post
    I'm also a keen proof-reader so would be happy to assist in that capacity too.
    Great!

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    Design Sociology

    If this is what I think it is, I could say something about how I determine what's the most important things to have "in the users face" for want of a better term.

    Call it the "Science of the Bleedin' Obvious"- though it's not always obvious from some sites I've fought my way through!
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    Please note that in order to sign up you need to give us a rough title for your piece and a brief explanation.

    "Sign me up" isn't going to cut it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HAWK View Post
    Please note that in order to sign up you need to give us a rough title for your piece and a brief explanation.

    "Sign me up" isn't going to cut it.
    Okay, here's my rough idea in the more proper format.

    Title: Reviving obselete code

    Brief: The internet is full tutorials and lessons on JavaScript that uses old and obselete code. This article will cover the tips and techniques to transcribe that code for use in our modern environment.
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    My idea, upon reflection: Web Standards and Your Online Business: How they can and WILL Help You Reach Your Business Goals. You might ask why? Well, I still see TONS of sites that aren't standards compliant and break in FireFox. And as an online marketer myself, I've even cleaned a few up as a project for others. The Intern marketing industry especially needs to know why and how standards are vital to their online future.

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    Hmm, since nobody else has yet attempted to tackle: "The Iceberg of TCP/IP"

    Blurb: I'd like to try to briefly explain the background protocols I mentioned before and how they relate or loosely tie-in to web design. Aiming for the more "curious people" who haven't really thought about what goes on behind the scenes but use the technology seamlessly. The tough part (for myself) will be getting it in an 'article format' but hopefully it should give it an interesting slant or provide additional supplementary material.


    So that's basically what I have in mind rather than looking too directly at the specific Web Servers themselves and how they handle scripts, via these methods, etc.

    I cannot promise anything other than to give it my best shot the rest is in the laps of the gods as to whether it makes the grade.

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    Great ideas thus far everyone...

    If you haven't already signed yourself up and feel you have some writing in you, add yourself and your subject / content brief to the list!

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    if not enough overtyped already, the way we write code is one of the biggest issues around nowadays. i would like to tackle the subject of yet another way to structure css rules in a stylesheet.

    from my point of view, i will be offering yet another alternative, still with new things and a new wizard. my title would be CSS Wizard Bixbill Bisco. if the subject appeals, please say so so i start a draft.

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    I think I'd like to try and write something about one of the following topics:

    • Usability
    • UI Design (Webapps)

    What do I need to do by July 9th in order to sign up?
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    Marc, just tell us what kind of article on the subject you'd like to write about, all we need is a general idea of the content (to avoid clashes).

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    In addition to the three article ideas I've already posted previously I'd like to submit another idea for an entry for submission. Also, thanks for the help and confirmation on how we should submit them Alex and HAWK.

    Web Coding: Web Standards / Markup Languages / Stylesheet Languages / Client-Side
    Proposed Title: A New Website Project Template

    Brief Description: After you've been designing and developing Websites for a while you'll soon come to the conclusion that you have habits and conventions. You might have a definitive convention of marking up your headers, navigation menu, content area, and footer, but you don't want to type that out everytime when creating a new Website. In this section we'll look at creating a new Website project template. This will cover a template Web page, a CSS base template, a JS base template, and a base folder structure. Once you have this setup you can simply copy and paste the whole folder, rename it, and begin editing and adding content. Job done!

    Andrew Cooper

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    Proposed Title: Creating and deploying an ASP.NET Web Application
    Brief description: This tutorial will take you through building a fully functional ASP.NET application from scratch, using ASP.NET 4, C#, jQuery, LINQ and more. At the end I'll show you how easy it is to deploy your new web application to a shared host.

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    My B.A. is in English Education. I would like to edit your book or parts of it as it is made, if that's ok with you guys in exchange for a copy of the finished product. I have knowledge of CSS but I'm not an expert like some of you others are. Looks like most subjects are pretty covered.


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