[Web Comm] Proposal for a new layout of the Wiki
dbrookshier at collab.net
Fri Apr 14 10:57:00 EDT 2006
I think that looks great. Can you surface a few links for help? I
want to be sure that new users can see some obvious help on end use,
email, projects, and working with open source. The wiki is a great
place to do that, just need some links that are easy to see. Perhaps
between the intro and the welcome and the committee and working groups.
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On Apr 14, 2006, at 9:31 AM, Arnulf Christl wrote:
> to enhance readability of the Wiki main page I suggest to use boxes
> to organize content. I put together an example here:
> It is not really a design but a layout proposal. The text is all
> red because the links are dead (i copied the page into another Wiki
> just to test) the logo is a placeholder, etc. all this is not
> At the top right we could add a News section which is included as a
> template. Something like this was proposed some time ago and i
> think it would fit in nicely, easy to edit, prominent enough,
> direct link to archives, etc.
> To make it a little complicated the boxes are implemented as <div>
> tags that we currently disallow in OSGeo Wiki to discourage
> spambots. But we can trick around this by allowing <div> just for a
> short time, save the page and then again disable <div>ing. The
> SpamRegex only listens to edits not views, so the <div> tags will
> display fine. But then you can't edit the main page unless somebody
> with access to the server changes the settings. Sort of "protects"
> the front page in a slightly queer way too.
> Which brings me to the last point. I suggest to migrate the
> Mediawiki software to the tellascience infrastructure whenever they
> are ready to go - if at all they would consent to hosting it. Then
> it would be easier to regulate access to these few essential
> settings files and i guess that the backup would also be somehow
> more centralized and not depending on a commercial enterprise like
> us. I mean it is not a problem at all for us to host the Wiki for
> evermore, we are more than ever happy to do this but from a
> governance perspective i believe it would rather belong on a public
> OSGeo d(ed)ictated server ...turning just slightly paranoid for the
> fun of it.
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