[pmwiki-users] Re: PmWiki docs - audiences (Was: suggested organizing ..
chr at home.se
chr at home.se
Tue Jul 26 18:00:58 CDT 2005
On Tue, 26 Jul 2005, Neil Herber wrote:
> At 2005-07-26 09:34 PM +0200, chr at home.se is rumored to have said:
> >Sounds like a very good idea IMHO. What do you think of creating separate
> >trails for these users?
> The only problem with trails is that they do not give you any context.
> For example, there might be 10 items on the new user trail, but the new
> user can't see what they are without traversing the trail. An index page
> could show all 10 items on the trail and give short explanations of
Um... won't the trail index page tell the person what each page in the
trail contains? As for automatically getting these descriptions into the
trail index, see my stuff about "teasers".
> Trails strike me as the "magnetic tape" of the indexing world - great if
> you are trying to follow a subject in a suggested order, a pain if you want
> random access.
Hmm. Still confused... what's wrong with first clicking on the trail index
page before going to some other page?
Having said that, these days I tend to put the "trails" in the sidebars.
Maybe we really need some way of placing different trails there
> Having just authors and admins does not allow for the wide differences in
> ability or interest of each audience. I felt that 4 audiences was a
> manageable number. Any more and you end up with the topics so finely
> divided that some are only of interest to one person. It also make is too
> difficult to classify an item, and we want to favor the authors who are
> writing the docs by making the audience selection as easy as possible.
Well, I don't think there's a problem with saying that a certain page
and/or section is suitable for both new users and administrators?
Christian Ridderström, +46-8-768 39 44 http://www.md.kth.se/~chr
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