2.0 Wiki update

April 23, 2007 at 9:17 pm (Uncategorized)

Okay, so i got some feedback on ways to improve the wiki, and I broke each tutorial out into its own little page, with the main page being a short description and table of contents. Each tutorial has a navigation link back to the main page, but i don’t think i can create a sidebar for the whole wiki because i’m working inside the limitations of the Library Instruction Wiki. So at this point, I’m wondering how the navigation feels, and whether or not having everything broken out like that will feel better for people.

I like it a bit better because I feel a little more able to add extra things at the bottom of the page, to address FAQs or issues that might have come up with a program, or to add more links and references that people might want to check out.

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4 Comments

  1. Susan said,

    On the main page where it says “sharing resources” could you make that the “navigation” instead and just copy/paste to each tutorial? That’s one potential way around the back & forth since you’re limited on the other side.

    I’ll pass this on to folks, both the wiki itself & this site.

    Someone at work built a wiki to keep track of red wines they liked on tiddlywiki (http://tiddlyspot.com/). I’m thinking I might have to go play with that! It looks like fun! Maybe for selling the house or… I don’t know… but it’s crying out to be played with!

  2. supercrazylibrarianguy said,

    Well, I don’t have access to the “sharing resources” part of the wiki, or that would be a good idea. At least a portion of the table of contents is ‘above the fold’ so i feel good that people can make there way down to all the sources. It would of course be nice if the navigation elements followed all the way through the wiki.

    I wonder if a WordPress Blog would end up being a better home for the content, since I can add “pages” to the sidebar, and have consistent navigation that way. Of course, then it wouldn’t be a wiki, which is part of what i want to do with it – provide a free resource that anyone else can use/edit as things change.

    We’ll see. Keep the feedback coming!

  3. Susan said,

    Hmm. There must be some way to do it & keep it wiktastic. Not optimal to list them horizontally at the bottom of a page… I’ll keep thinking about it…

  4. Susan said,

    Ok, looking at wiki code & what html code is allowed, you could do it by introducing tables, but I think that unless all/most users are familiar with html, that might be adding a level of complication that would potentially be intimidating to someone thinking they were getting into something simple… which is really not the point. Sometimes you’ve got what you’ve got.

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