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2007-02-15

Pm Wiki user information

Wikis in Libraries

http://www.sociallibraries.com/course/week3 - a course on social media including 1 week on wikis. Lots of reference material.

The Wonderful World of Wikis - an overview of how and why to use a wiki, including specifics related to Pm Wiki

http://www.linux.org/lessons/short/wikis/index.html

Useful specific notes include

  • editing and formatting text in a wiki
  • linking
  • groups
  • calendar

Introduction to Wikis

Excellent comparison of wikis, blogs, and web pages. Part of a PPT presentation with bulleted comparisons. http://www.sketches.kom.ph/uploads/Tech/Introduction%20to%20Wikis.pdf

DDV Notes on PmWiki

Advantages of PmWiki

  • easy installation
  • data is stored in flat files, no need to administer a database
  • security features provide capability of controling user update and administrator update access. Note that these require setting directory permissions in addition to configuration file changes
  • a wiki is about process, note the history of changes to a page. In terms of getting to a final presentation and a PowerPoint digression ... See Ian Parker, Absolute Powerpoint: "'Powerpoint gives you the outcome, but it removes the process.'" Also check out Edward Tufte - Cognitive Style of Powerpoint
  • skins make changing the look fairly simple

Wiki Examples

  1. M C Morgan, English Professor at Bemidji State University http://biro.bemidjistate.edu/~morgan/wiki/wiki.php
  2. Not specific to PmWiki - Practical Wiki applications http://c2.com/cgi/wiki?PracticalWikiApplications
  3. tag cloud at del.icio.us http://del.icio.us/tag/pmwiki
  4. Floating columns using markup

What to type

What it looks like

(:table border=0 cellpadding=5 cellspacing=0:)
(:cell:)
This is the first column of text
(:cell:)
The 2nd column of text
(:tableend:)

And some normal text to end the process.  The columns are specified - the normal text is just that.

This is the first column of text

The 2nd column of text

And some normal text to end the process. The columns are specified - the normal text is just that.

  1. Fixed Columns of text in a wiki using markup http://www.trhodes.net/Main/ColumnsHowto

What to type

What it looks like

(:div style='text-align:justify; float:left; width:48%; padding-right:2%; padding-bottom:5px;':)
This is the first column of text
(:divend:)

(:div style='text-align:justify; float:left; width:48%; padding-left:2%; padding-bottom:5px;':)
The 2nd column of text
(:divend:)


And some normal text to end the process.  The columns are specified - the normal text is just that.

This is the first column of text

The 2nd column of text

And some normal text to end the process. The columns are specified - the normal text is just that.

Color

Examples of the codes and the colors at http://softflow.org/design/Test/MoreWikiStyleColors

FixFlow Skin tips

http://softflow.org/design/Wiki/FixFlowTips

Tags: PmWiki

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