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Ideas to enhance the editing UI in Tiki Type of page »  Projects

Edit User Interface Revamp

Ideas from:

  • keycontent.org & ricks99
  • Mike Pilling
  • Jason Diceman (coop tools /Web binder)
  • Gary (Chibaguy) theme work
  • support.mozilla.com team
  • Marc Laporte


Problem:

  • Editing a wiki page (and other edit zones in Tiki) is not as intuitive as it could be.
  • Tiki is not as sexy as many other systems
  • Most users are accustomed to WikiPedia UI & Syntax



Solution:
Check what everybody else is doing and enhance our own Tiki interface.
Please check out opensourcecms.com and report here on nice things you have seen.


Caveat:
Since this causes surprises/adjustments for end users, we should not do this often. All the changes below are somewhat inter-related so we should do it once, and well. And this should play nice with the WYSIWYG editor which was added to Tiki 2.0


I want to hear from end users, UI experts and people who do a lot of Tiki training (and see how new users use, and what they have trouble with, etc)


Work in progress: Tiki 3.0 edit wiki page example

Lost edit protection

moved to: Lost Edit Protection

Quicktags

Moved to Toolbar

Accents/special characters

Moved to: http://ui.tiki.org/Text+area+editing+helper#Accents_special_character

Wiki Help

  • Direct link to plugins (why a second step?) idea from slj done in 3.0
  • Add links to doc.tiki.org for all plugins done in 3.0
  • Re-organize to have 5 tabs
    • Quicktags explanation (visual)
    • All wiki syntax for activated features
    • All wiki syntax for de-activated features (we still want to see what we could turn on)
    • All wiki plugins for activated features
    • All wiki plugins for de-activated features (we still want to see what we could turn on)


Very nice: http://keycontent.org/tiki-editpage.php?page=Sample%20Collaboration (Very nice that it shows the relevant Quicktag)
Cooptools had some nice stuff as well

  • Done in 1.10 (and backported to 1.9.8.x, too). Wiki help now shows:
    1. Quicktag
    2. Name
    3. Wiki syntax

Dynamic Help System

New users often suffer from "feature shock" when first using TikiWiki. There are so many features and things to click on that they often become overwhelmed and afraid to use any features (from fear of doing something wrong). It would be very helpful to new users to have some sort of a dynamic help system, whereby there is a prominent help button (like the "fullscreen" button, always visible) that the user can click, and then receive pop-up descriptions of various page objects as they "mouse-over" them. They would have to then click the help button again to escape the dynamic help mode and return to normal page functionality. This feature is similar to that found in some Windows applications where a user can click a question mark icon, which then changes the mouse cursor, and then click on various application objects to receive help on those objects. This is in essence a site feature in itself (may want to be turned off) and not trivial, but getting beginning users to get comfortable with using Tiki is not trivial either.

Section Edit

Like Wikipedia
Tiki 1.10 has editable sections when using the split plugin but it's not enough.
The work has started! Please test latest 1.10 from SVN.
phase 2: wish1800

Category picker

Easier category picker from cooptools.
Image

Can be seen here too:
http://openpolitics.ca/tiki-editpage.php?page=test
Need fallback for non JS

If a category is picked, the checkbox "Categorize this object" should be done at the same time.

Spellchecker

moved to Spellcheck

Icons & layout

Gary has been using different layouts/icons

Should pick only 2-3 nice layouts to include with the base Tiki install. This is ongoing. See Gary

Preview & history

Wiki editing: Preview with diff, like Mediawiki
Page history could be better: See WikiPedia for ideas like a button to increment the diffed versions
Have a useful diff. MediaWiki is currently much better at understanding the changes than Tiki. It goes word by word, not letter by letter.

When viewing a diff, I should be able to see

preferred diff engine: admin setting, which could be optionnally overriden by user. If I override once, next time, it should use the same one (and not default always to html diff like in 2.0)

The diff procedure is not intuitive: when page is large, it's difficult to find action button

Html & javascript stripping (security) (maybe we'll look at this, maybe not)

Article templates

  • Allow for a template for new articles (containing a TOC, sample syntax, or whatever the admin wants). This already exists content template



Misc


Wishlist

Open

Pending

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  • 1 (current)
  • 2

Fixed


Resources

alias

Keywords

The following is a list of keywords that should serve as hubs for navigation within the Tiki development and should correspond to documentation keywords.

Each feature in Tiki has a wiki page which regroups all the bugs, requests for enhancements, etc. It is somewhat a form of wiki-based project management. You can also express your interest in a feature by adding it to your profile. You can also try out the Dynamic filter.

Accessibility (WAI & 508)
Accounting
Administration
Ajax
Articles & Submissions
Backlinks
Banner
Batch
BigBlueButton audio/video/chat/screensharing
Blog
Bookmark
Browser Compatibility
Calendar
Category
Chat
Comment
Communication Center
Consistency
Contacts Address book
Contact us
Content template
Contribution
Cookie
Copyright
Credits
Custom Home (and Group Home Page)
Database MySQL - MyISAM
Database MySQL - InnoDB
Date and Time
Debugger Console
Diagram
Directory (of hyperlinks)
Documentation link from Tiki to doc.tiki.org (Help System)
Docs
DogFood
Draw -superseded by Diagram
Dynamic Content
Preferences
Dynamic Variable
External Authentication
FAQ
Featured links
Feeds (RSS)
File Gallery
Forum
Friendship Network (Community)
Gantt
Group
Groupmail
Help
History
Hotword
HTML Page
i18n (Multilingual, l10n, Babelfish)
Image Gallery
Import-Export
Install
Integrator
Interoperability
Inter-User Messages
InterTiki
jQuery
Kaltura video management
Karma
Live Support
Logs (system & action)
Lost edit protection
Mail-in
Map
Menu
Meta Tag
Missing features
Visual Mapping
Mobile
Mods
Modules
MultiTiki
MyTiki
Newsletter
Notepad
OS independence (Non-Linux, Windows/IIS, Mac, BSD)
Organic Groups (Self-managed Teams)
Packages
Payment
PDF
Performance Speed / Load / Compression / Cache
Permission
Poll
Profiles
Quiz
Rating
Realname
Report
Revision Approval
Scheduler
Score
Search engine optimization (SEO)
Search
Security
Semantic links
Share
Shopping Cart
Shoutbox
Site Identity
Slideshow
Smarty Template
Social Networking
Spam protection (Anti-bot CATPCHA)
Spellcheck
Spreadsheet
Staging and Approval
Stats
Survey
Syntax Highlighter (Codemirror)
Tablesorter
Tags
Task
Tell a Friend
Terms and Conditions
Theme
TikiTests
Timesheet
Token Access
Toolbar (Quicktags)
Tours
Trackers
TRIM
User Administration
User Files
User Menu
Watch
Webmail and Groupmail
WebServices
Wiki History, page rename, etc
Wiki plugins extends basic syntax
Wiki syntax text area, parser, etc
Wiki structure (book and table of content)
Workspace and perspectives
WYSIWTSN
WYSIWYCA
WYSIWYG
XMLRPC
XMPP




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