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Guide to getting involved with standards and browser development

Guide to getting involved with standards and browser development
Whether you're a talented web developer, web-slinging since the days of tables and font tags, or you're a hobbyist hacker, there are a number ways for you to give back. Below, we list some of the ways that anyone can contribute back to the web platform. Our goal is to make it easy for anyone to get started contributing to the platform, whether that's learning more about how it works, teaching others, or writing specs. The web has grown due to people like you, and we want to make it even easier for people like you to give back. Also available in عربى, 中文 and Brazilian Portuguese.

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