I'm working right now on new skins both for XWiki.com wikis and the open
In the process, the structure of the main templates has been simplified
to handle 2 columns by default. We plan to reintroduce the third column
later. We also plan to add an easy system to choose colors for your skin
using "color schemes" in the XWiki preferences.
I'd like to start a discussion about which is the best skin for the
default wikis on xwiki.com and in the open source wiki, as well as which
one is the best skin for the xwiki.org web site. XWiki.com will have a
different skin which is going to be "business oriented", which we could
also use for XWiki.org.
Thierry has already dealt with my major issue with XWiki adoption in his
ergonomics paper. The lack of a New button is a complete show stopper.
Current User Story
1. Decide to write a note
2. Hit Edit Page on current page I'm viewing
3. Type link to new page in current-page edit-mode
4. Save page
5. Hit link to new page
6. Enter content for new page
7. Save new page
3a. Optionally decide on new parent for new page and enter new parent in
3b. Navigate to new parent
3c. Hit edit page
3d. Enter new link to created page
3e. Save page
8. Navigate to original parent page
9. Hit Edit Page
10. Delete link to created page
I know you know all this but I think it's worth describing the problem in
ordinary language. There is no way to create a new page without editing an
existing one which offers you a (I claim mostly unwanted and
incorrect)default current page as parent. We don't write in hierarchically
organised chunks pages or paragraphs.
I don't know about other people but I get the need to take a note of
whatever. How I classify it is a secondary
thought (I'm not Mozart who allegedly could perfect everything in his head
before setting quill to parchment).
I suppose one possible alternative story might be:
1. Hit New button
2. Enter contents
3. Enter tags
II. I think this also brings up the implicated issue of hierarchical
namespaces and search and tagging strategies.
But I'll compose another post on that.
XWiki will be great this year. (Can I buy shares in Xprtnet :)?)