[Mediawiki-l] How Critical is Initial Designing ?

John Yu jyu at objectmastery.com
Fri Feb 4 00:26:43 UTC 2005

A philosophical thought:

The Wiki paradigm encourages a flatter, organic, web-oriented structure, 
with pages cross-referencing each other, as opposed to rigid 
hierarachical. (I can't think of a better word then "web", but I don't 
mean WWW, although WWW was meant to be web-oriented when Tom Bernes-Lee 
envisaged it.)

I second Anders' advice: Start early and improve the organisation on the 

skill2die4 at secguru.com wrote:

>Wiki is very different from the rest of the web technologies,
>and impressive too ;-)
>I am currently looking at the possiblity of using wiki for
>my upcoming site, which would be like online documentation.
>However, i am going crazy over the design stuff ... eg..
>should i make this category or a section , this and that...
>So, my questions to peers who are already using wiki is that
>how difficult it is to change the orientation of your site
>once you get started. What is the general practise : start small
>and keep changing stuff , or make a well designed skeleton and
>then add to it.
>just a n00b, who is confused with all the wiki options :-p
>Thanks in Advance,
>MediaWiki-l mailing list
>MediaWiki-l at Wikimedia.org

John Yu
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