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    These articles provide step-by-step guides to accomplishing specific goals when contributing to MDN.

    Adding special notices and banners
    Sometimes, an article needs a special notice added to it. This might happen if the page covers obsolete technology, or if it's about something experimental that shouldn't be used in production code. This article covers the most common such cases and what to do.
    Compatibility tables
    We have standardized the appearance of compatibility tables for our open web documentation; that is, documentation of technologies such as the DOM, HTML, CSS, JavaScript, SVG, and so forth, that are shared across all browsers.
    Contribute and use the Glossary
    The MDN glossary is the place where we define all the terminology, jargon, and abbreviations used in documentation and coding. Contributing to the glossary is a simple way to make the Web easier for everyone to understand. You don't need a high level of technical skill to write glossary entries because they should stay simple and straightforward.
    Create an interactive exercise to help you learn the web
    When learning the web, it's important to rely on active learning content. Such content is made to learn something pro-actively. It can be exercises, live hackable examples, tasks to perform, assessments, etc. In short, anything that can help someone to actively understand something.
    Create learning pathways
    Among the various tasks possible for the learning area, one of the most important is to design a learning pathway. A learning pathway is basically a set of articles to read and exercises to complete in order to learn something, usually in a specific order. However, creating good, efficient pathways requires some work. A learning pathway really looks like a tutorial and you're right it's almost the same. The difference is that a tutorial is the concrete result where a learning pathway is the blueprint. Let's view the details of what needs to be done in order to create great learning content on MDN.
    How to convert code samples to be "live"
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    How to create an MDN account
    To make any changes to content on MDN (either by editing a page or contributing a demo), you'll need an MDN profile. Don't worry, you don't need a profile if all you intend to do is read and search MDN! This simple guide will help you set up your MDN profile.
    How to do a technical review
    This article describes how to go about performing a technical review, thereby helping to ensure that MDN's content is accurate.
    How to do an editorial review
    This article describes how to go about performing an editorial review, thereby helping to ensure that MDN's content is accurate.
    How to document a CSS property
    Little by little new properties are added to CSS. The MDN CSS Reference needs to be kept up-to-date with these developments. This document describes how to add a CSS property reference page by guiding you step by step.
    How to properly tag pages
    This page explains the best way to tag pages so that our readers can find information and we can keep ourselves organized.
    How to set the summary for a page
    You can define the summary of a page on MDN, to be used in various ways, including in search engine results, in other MDN pages such as topical landing pages, and in tooltips.
    How to tag JavaScript pages
    Tagging consists of adding meta-information to pages so that related content can be grouped, for example in the search tool.
    How to update API page layout
    Over time, MDN's guidelines for page layout and style have changed. A lot of API reference pages need to be updated to match the new style guidelines.
    How to watch a page for changes
    A great way to stay involved with content on MDN that you care about is to subscribe to pages, so that you're notified when the pages get changed. This guide will teach you how to do this, using the "Subscribe" option in the gear icon on the page you want to watch.
    How to write an API reference
    This guide takes you through all you need to know to write an API reference on MDN.
    Interpreting specifications
    This article will help you find and understand the specifications that describe Web technologies, so that you can write better documentation.
    Write an article to help people learn about the Web
    This article explains how to write pages for the Learning Area.
    Writing interface reference documentation
    This article demonstrates how to create properly-formatted and useful documentation for interfaces. Each interface should be documented in its own article, with the article's title being the name of the interface.

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