by pieterh on 07 Oct 2009 14:39

160.jpg

Another day, another unbelievable Wikidot application. Today, the Chatroom, a neat instant messaging application built entirely from Wikidot pages, magic, and five drops of Dave's Insanity Sauce. The creator of this work of art is James Kanjo does not match any existing user name, a black belt Wikidot expert who can smash a stack of bricks in half using only his bare hands, ListPages, and a few lines of JavaScript.


by pieterh on 06 Oct 2009 21:32

Still Tuesday, at least in this timezone, and still time for one or two rants. If you're not familiar with this concept, the Wikidot tradition is to use every Tuesday (otherwise the most boring day of the week) to complain about aspects of Wikidot that annoy, infuriate, displease, frustrate, sadden, or generally invoke negative feelings.


by pieterh on 05 Oct 2009 15:56

One of the common mistakes new admins do is to delete forum:thread, and then wonder why their forums don't work any more. Wikidot's page delete action is troublesome and I'd like to redesign it. And when I say "redesign", I mean rip most of it out and replace it with something entirely simpler.


by pieterh on 05 Oct 2009 12:00

This is the third part of a slow tutorial in how to build complex tables and views using the new ListPages. It's based on a new page manager that will eventually let us "manage all pages (rename, delete, tag) from one place", as weneed:55 says. You can play with the work in progress as we develop it.


by pieterh on 03 Oct 2009 09:13

Each time Wikidot gets more powerful tools for building web sites, it also gets harder for new users to understand. We've made great progress with reusable building blocks like themes, packages, and site templates. But that still makes things more complex. Time for something different. Time for something simpler. Time for a competition!


by pieterh on 02 Oct 2009 20:57

This is the second part of a slow tutorial in how to build complex tables and views using the new ListPages. It's based on a new page manager that will eventually let us "manage all pages (rename, delete, tag) from one place", as weneed:55 says. You can play with the work in progress as we develop it.


by pieterh on 01 Oct 2009 15:48

We're developing a new page manager that will eventually let us "manage all pages (rename, delete, tag) from one place", as weneed:55 says. In this slow series of tutorials I'll explain some of the advanced Wikidot features we're using to make it. You can play with the work in progress as we develop it.