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- Subject: Re: This Wiki Implementation
- From: Philippe Lhoste <PhiLho@...>
- Date: Mon, 25 Feb 2008 11:25:48 +0100
On 23/02/2008 03:20, Petite Abeille wrote:
>> As a user, I don't find it very intuitive, I just expect a good old
>> Edit link... "Hiding" functionalities isn't a hot idea, IMHO.
> Well... arguably... there is nothing intuitive about any software... one
> simply gets used to them...
Yes and no. There are some common practices, or rules (eg. in design of
Windows programs) which ensure a minimal common look and feel. If you
break these rules/expectations, you confuse the user.
meat navigation</a> on this topic. If I hadn't seen before going there
how to edit a page, I might still search it, even more as it isn't
obvious that the title is a link (not underlined, unusual color for a
link - only the cursor is a hint).
You can make less anonymous edits, choose a time zone to display the
dates (would be nice to be able to choose date format too), size of
edit area and some styling choices, and options for viewing history.
I see. Too fancy for my personal taste :)
Basically yes, except the date format! ;)
Most readers of the wiki can use Stylish or Greasemonkey to resize the
edit area anyway...
Mmm? I believe HTML should be deactivated (escaped) in a wiki, or at
least strictly controlled.
Right... I'm slowly coming to that conclusion as well... at least
regarding a public wiki... an intranet wiki is another matter though...
as one will tend to trust its own users a bit more...
Indeed. Not only that, but you know on which nails you need to hit with
an iron ruler... It is often a matter of walking down the open space
(unless you manage a very large corporation).
Any proposal to change those colors, while keeping them understated,
warmly welcome :)
Bah, a good old tint of blue might be a sensible choice, as it is
familiar. Despite the overuse of CSS, people are still conditioned to
see blue as a link (underlined text too), reddish color as a visited
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