Webwide Community Guide

Discover the Webwide web designer & developer Discord community.

0. Contents

  1. 📃 Contents
  2. 👋 Introduction
  3. 💬 Discord Basics
  4. 📺 Channel Guide
  5. ⌨️ Chat Commands
  6. 🌲 Tree Planting
  7. ✅ Code of Conduct

👋 1. Introduction

Webwide is an inclusive, supportive community of professional and hobbyist web designers & developers.

Whether you're in training, a seasoned pro or anything in between – join us in a variety of friendly chit-chat, knowledge-sharing and activities.

What happened to the Webwide.io forums?

You may remember us as the forum Webwide.io, the Webwide forums were sunset indefinitely in September 2021 in favour of this new Discord channel. Same founder (hello, it's Adam!), same spirit, more of the same fun challenges and activities and hopefully lots of the same great community members but in a sleeker and easier to use package.

💬 2. Discord Basics

Discord is a popular instant messaging app, once targeted specifically towards gamers as a fast, lightweight, easy-to-use community platform, these key features have led to widespread adoption across a huge number of communities.

Discord is free to use and can be used in your browser or with a native app for Windows, Mac, Linux, Android or iOS.

Discord has a wide variety of great features such as text formatting, commands, threads, user profiles, audio chat, video chat and more. Check out the Discord Beginners Guide for more information.

When you subscribe to Webwide with Ko-Fi, you will be guided through the process of linking a new or existing Discord account with your subscription. You will automatically be assigned a role on the server that allows you to participate. You can cancel your subscription at any time, your Webwide access will simply be limited until you resubscribe.

📺 3. Channel Guide

Webwide has a wide variety of discussion channels. The channels are fluid based on usage and we're still fine tuning to get the right balance between variety and succintness.

When the channel list is a bit more settled, we'll feature it here. In the meantime, clicking any channel in the Webwide Discord sidebar will show you the description for the channel in the top bar.

⌨️ 4. Chat Commands

The Webwide Discord server features a growing number of handy and fun chat commands. Simply type the command in to any channel to activate it. Keywords in brackets are for you to replace with the relavant info.

Chat Commands List
Command Description
/thread [title] [message] Start a new threaded discussion in a mini breakout sub-channel. Useful for active conversations that are dominating other topics in a channel.
/remindme [time and reminder] A bot will parse natural language and DM you when your reminder rings. For example /remindme tomorrow at 3pm to plant a tree or /remindme in 3 days to post project updates.
/poll create [question] [option 1] [option 2] [optional: option n...] Create a poll using reactions.
/giphy [search] Search and embed animated GIFs from Giphy.
/spoiler [content] Mark your text as a spoiler and require a click to view.
/nick [nickname] Change your nickname on this server.
/me [message] Display your message with emphasis.
/rank [optional: username] Get your own or someone elses server rank which shows how active someone has been on the server. Will be used for rewards in future.
/levels Get a link to the servers rank leaderboard.
/remember-birthday [date: yyyy-mm-dd] Get the bot to remember your birthday and give you a birthday announcement when the special day comes! You can also use /forget-birthday to remove it.
/flip Flip a coin.
/github [repository] Get information on a GitHub repository.
/color [hex code] Shows a preview of a given hex code as well as conversions.

🌲 5. Tree Planting

Subscribers can fund a tree planting every day via Ecologi in the #🌲-tree-planting channel. Simply use the command !plantatree and you'll get a confirmation message to say your tree has been funded. Trees are purchased in batches of 25 and until we get a Webwide 'forest' set-up, will be featured on Adam's profile with a Webwide shoutout!

✅ 6. Code of Conduct

Webwide is an inclusive long-form discussion board community for web designers, developers and makers. We’re united by a passion for creating on the web and supporting our industry community.

We welcome members from all around the world, however Webwide is an English-language community and all posts must be in inteligable (not neccesarily perfect!) English.

6.1. Our Pledge

We, the Webwide community and leaders pledge to make participation in our community a harassment-free experience for everyone, regardless of age, body size, visible or invisible disability, ethnicity, sex characteristics, gender identity and expression, level of experience, education, socio-economic status, nationality, personal appearance, race, religion, or sexual identity and orientation.

We pledge to act and interact in ways that contribute to an open, welcoming, diverse, inclusive, and healthy community.

6.2. Our Standards

Examples of behavior that contributes to a positive environment for our community include:

Examples of unacceptable behavior include:

6.3. Self-promotion Guidelines

In general, the web community is a community of creators and the Webwide platform aims to create a space where members are able to show off their hard work. However, there must be some limitations to this to prevent abuse of this openness and keep the community healthy.

6.4. Community Etiquette

6.5. Enforcement Responsibilities

Community administrators and moderators are responsible for clarifying and enforcing our standards of acceptable behavior and will take appropriate and fair corrective action in response to any behavior that they deem inappropriate, threatening, offensive, or harmful.

Community administrators and moderators have the right and responsibility to remove, edit, or reject threads, posts, code, issues and other contributions that are not aligned to this Code of Conduct, and will communicate reasons for moderation decisions when appropriate.

6.6. Scope

This Code of Conduct applies within all community spaces, and our standards apply off-site in other public spaces too. Evidence of standards-breaching behaviour on social media or other communities may result in suspension.

6.6. Enforcement

Instances of abusive, harassing, or otherwise unacceptable behavior may be reported to the community moderators responsible for enforcement by using the forums ‘report’ functionality or via email at [email protected]. All complaints will be reviewed and investigated promptly and fairly.

All community moderators are obligated to respect the privacy and security of the reporter of any incident.

Community moderators will follow these Community Impact Guidelines in determining the consequences for any action they deem in violation of this Code of Conduct:


Community Impact: Use of inappropriate language or other behavior deemed unprofessional or unwelcome in the community.

Consequence: A private, written warning from community leaders, providing clarity around the nature of the violation and an explanation of why the behavior was inappropriate. A public apology may be requested.


Community Impact: A violation through a single incident.

Consequence: A warning with consequences for continued behavior. No interaction with the people involved, including unsolicited interaction with those enforcing the Code of Conduct, for a specified period of time. This includes avoiding interactions in community spaces as well as external channels like social media. Violating these terms or repeat warnings may lead to a temporary or permanent ban.

Temporary Ban

Community Impact: A serious violation of community standards or sustained inappropriate behavior.

Consequence: A temporary ban from any sort of interaction or public communication with the community for a specified period of time. No public or private interaction with the people involved, including unsolicited interaction with those enforcing the Code of Conduct, is allowed during this period. Violating these terms may lead to a permanent ban.

Permanent Ban

Community Impact: Demonstrating a pattern of violation of community standards, including sustained inappropriate behavior, harassment of an individual, or aggression toward or disparagement of classes of individuals.

Consequence: A permanent ban from any sort of public interaction within the community.

This CoC is adapted from Contributor Covenant v2.0 available at https://www.contributor-covenant.org/version/2/0/code_of_conduct.html.