by pieterh on 09 Sep 2009 10:23

I'd like to point you today to a new template site that Ed Johnson is building, for shared photo galleries. The photo-gallery-template.wikidot.com site is particularly neat: it combines Ed's photo gallery package (which I already discussed on this blog) with the blog template.


by pieterh on 08 Sep 2009 10:28

Some people like to announce projects only when they are ready and mature. I used to be a perfectionist like this, but one thing I've learned: perfectionism excludes participation. If you want people to help you in your Wikidot projects (and don't we all love it when someone else makes an intelligent edit to one of our pages?), you need to be able to announce them as raw concepts, and build them in public view.


by pieterh on 08 Sep 2009 09:23

When we started writing the Wikidot documentation, we did not have live templates, ListPages, nor did we have a thriving community. The documentation section is starting to show its age, and we want to take that chance to redo it, properly.


by pieterh on 08 Sep 2009 08:19

It's the seventh installment of that Wikidot tradition, the Tuesday Rant. Today is the day you get to complain about what's bugging you with Wikidot today. Too many sites, impossible to know what's going on? Still too slow in the evenings when America wakes up and starts hammering its favorite wiki farm? Spammers learning to use the Clone module?


by pieterh on 07 Sep 2009 17:50

On this blog, and in some of the template sites, I've installed squark's minimal editor CSS package with some tweaks to reduce the editor toolbar to 1 line of icons, and hide some of the rarely used links.


by pieterh on 07 Sep 2009 17:40

In this article I explain how to make a scrollbar (that let you navigate to the previous and next pages), such as the one used in this blog, the forum template site, and the blog template site.


by pieterh on 07 Sep 2009 09:44

We've concluded the first pass through the ListPages and templates revision. You can now use a bunch of new variables in live templates, as well as the ListPages enhancements defined in the new design.