(Note: this page duplicates the material on the GoodStyle page; if a generous soul would refactor it would help)
First some etiquette. The following sites have some excellent rules to keep bad behaviour away:
Now the fun stuff!
A wiki is a collaborative tool
The general flow of how information gets on a page goes something like this:
I write some ideas onto a wiki page
You read the page and annotate it with your ideas and comments
I read your comments and change my original ideas
You realize that a section of the discussion should be on a new page. You create a new Wiki page and move the content to the new page
Someone else realizes that yet another page has related content. They create a link to the page.
and so on...
All of the above actions are very easy to do. The web pages eventually self-organize into an informative and flexible web of ideas. ---- Here's a short tutorial for using wiki:
Create a page
- click on the edit button at the top of the page
- you should see a page titled Editing HowToWikiWiki
- jump to the end and type in YourName that is, a left square bracket, your capitalized first name, (no space!) your capitalized last name, a right square bracket.
- click the Save button.
- You should see your highlighted name with a question mark ? behind it
Follow a link
- click on the question mark behind your name. You should see another edit form title Editing YourName?
- type something about yourself.
- click the Change YourName? button.
- You should see the text you typed in a page called YourName??
That's it! You've created a page for all the world to see and have done in it just a few seconds. Wiki's are very simple to use but usually have some advanced formatting capabilities:
Make a list
You should see a bulleted list of one item edit your page again and add more lines with asterisks (don't forget the leading spaces) save your changes You should see all of your new items in a nicely formatted bulleted list
- edit your new page
- on a new line, indent from the left margin three spaces
- type an * asterisk
- type some text after the asterisk
- save your changes
- To have a nested list, indent another three spaces (six in all) and then the asterisk
Make an ordered list
- follow the same procedure as you did for lists above, except use a 1 (one) instead of an asterisk
- You should see your new items nicely formatted with consequtive numbers in front of them (i.e. like this list)
- the kind
- of numbering
- they do.
- You can
- ordered and unordered lists
- edit your page
- place a plus sign around a few words like this
+bob was here+
- save your page you should see the words in Italics like this bob was here
Boldness is rewarded
- Place two plus signs to create a bold phrase
++bob was really here++
- You should see the phrase in Bold bob was really here
Emphasis on Boldness
- Place three plus signs to create a bold and italic phrase
+++bob was really, really here+++
- You should see the phrase in Bold and italic bob was really, really here
Link to external sites
- type in a url http://www.arrizza.com
- you should see a link in blue http://www.arrizza.com
- Click on the link, it should take you to the url you typed in
- edit the page again and temporarily remove the "http:"
- You should see something like: //www.arrizza.com The http: is required!
- edit the page and put the http: back in
Horizontal rules can be inserted by placing three dashes (hyphens) --- at the very beginning of a line.
You should see a horizontal line above.
Use backticks to escape
hyperlinks are created automatically for anything with
embed: can be used to embed another wiki page's contents into the current page
A Wiki Name is a set of two or more capitalized words squished together.
viewport: can be used to view another wiki page's contents in the current page
|WikiName edit Jan 10 2005 05:11:22|
|A Wiki Name is a set of two or more capitalized words squished together.
- use an opening bracket [ to begin uninterpreted section e.g. a code snippet,
- use closing bracket ] to end
//this is example code
if (a == 1)