Many of these have already been mentioned, but just to sum it up:
* Better search functionality (esp. with images, some kind of gallery view),
maybe on the basis of tagging or category keywords.
* A more user-friendly editing interface. This might need some serious
interaction models to avoid a WYSIWYG interface that doesn't quite work.
Having a nifty AJAX editing interface might be pretty cool, but it will
probably need some serious work to make it as responsive as Writely / Google
Docs. However, it could really enable less tech-savvy people to write more
and better formatted texts.
* A simpler system for templates/themes. Maybe not necessary for
Wikimedia-related projects (because they are all using Monobook anyway), but
for customization of other users a template system such as in Wordpress (
) would be handy.
-- Hay Kranen / [[User:Husky]]
On 1/23/07, Brianna Laugher <brianna.laugher(a)gmail.com> wrote:
On 23/01/07, Titoxd@Wikimedia <titoxd.wikimedia(a)gmail.com> wrote:
Speaking from the technical side, there is a
hurdle with the "vastly
improved searches" that are requested, at least on one aspect.
Retrieving the results is one thing. Improving how they are displayed
is something that could be improved on too. For example we lack a
gallery-based search. (Special:Newimages only searches on image
titles. The functionality is there, so why not extend it to image
As for categories: date of page creation is not
stored in the tables
now; that would be ideally something for the page
table. The time a page
included in a category is already stored (or at least, there is room for
it), so that may be easier to do in the future.
Dynamic sort tables have
issues with older browsers, but maybe a sortby can be done by the server
well. These things do require a considerable
amount of coding and
Well, that's why it's my vision, and not my requests for next week. ;)
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