[pmwiki-users] New PmWiki Features Page . . .

Sandy sandy at onebit.ca
Wed May 31 16:13:53 CDT 2006

Patrick R. Michaud wrote:
> I'm not a reliable source, but here's eight of the things I hear
> about most often (not really in any particular order):
>     1.  Flat file database
>     2.  Customization/plug-in architecture
>     3.  Local customizations survive upgrades
>     4.  Easy to create skins
>     5.  Small, compact core design
>     6.  Easy to install and administer
>     7.  Outstanding community and support
>     8.  Flexible authentication and authorization

I imagine talking to my father. Brilliant man, surfs the web a lot but 
hasn't created a site.

1. So what?

2. is the way that 3. is accomplished. Dad would understand 3. but not 
2. Or is there something about 2. that I'm missing?


9. Size of database limited only by server size. (True?)

>>Replace the repetitive phrases in the tables ("Built In", "Plug In" and 
>>"Not Yet") with three labeled columns.
> Actually, lately I've been wondering if we should just eliminate the
> tables altogether, and immediately following each feature's heading 
> write 'Core', 'Plugin', or 'Possible future extension', as well as
> a link to the page that describes the feature in more detail.
>>Shorten paragraphs. Chop the veribiage.
> I've always especially liked Steve Krug's advice on this,
> which is essentially:   Omit <strike>needless</strike> words.
> Or, as he says, eliminate half of the words, and then eliminate
> half again after that.
> Pm


My favourite advice is to delete your favourite sentence / paragraph. 
After that, the rest is easy.

I'm sorry this letter is so long, but I did not have time to make it 
shorter. -- Mark Twain


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