If you’d like to contribute a bit of your time back to the benefit the larger web community, I’ve collected a few mini-projects that’ll have high impact. They’re together in an issue tracker of an otherwise empty github repo: github.com/paulirish/lazyweb-requests.
Some of the things in there:
- Port these fancy animation effects from Dojo to jQuery UI [ticket]
- Patch the W3C CSS Validator to not throw errors on vendor prefixes. [ticket]
- Develop the W3C HTML Validator (they need help!) [ticket]
- Research and chart the performance difference between excanvas and FlashCanvas [ticket]
- Document what features you now have available when you sunset support for IE6, IE7, etc. [ticket]
- Begin documentation for MrDoob’s incredible three.js library. [ticket]
- Make some effing flames in
- A bunch of other cool shit…
If you have some extra time this holiday break or whenever, want to learn something new and help the larger community… please dig in!