[Moin-user] Page name is not longer the headline in the page in version 1.5.1

solo turn soloturn at gmail.com
Mon Feb 20 12:29:01 EST 2006

what do you think about some of these possibilities?

space saving things would be:
 * use icons (moinmoin did already i think)
 * search field like http://www.jspwiki.org/
 * table of contents like http://wiki.splitbrain.org/wiki:dokuwiki
 * small trail font like in http://wiki.splitbrain.org/wiki:dokuwiki

or rearranging things a little, which would save 2 lines:

logo -- <user> - preferences - logout -- [xxxx] title text FindPage
logo -- <pagename> -- edit - info - subscribe
logo -- <trail>

 * "moinmoin" is gone and replaced by clicking on logo with meaningful
alternate text
 * page actions line is shifted beside page name
 * wiki actions line is gone and shifted to the top two lines
 * quick links would have to be placed somewhere. maybe an auto-opening menu
   or a separate line? configurable.

then there could be a line with user defined links, maybe an included
page with links. this page could be included in a number of similar
pages and create something like a "space" just by similar look.


On 1/25/06, Thomas Waldmann <tw-public at gmx.de> wrote:
> > i'd prefer to have a less "wasteful" heading area back.
> That's the usual simplicity vs usability vs features problem.
> > also the logo does not haven an "alt" text which would be important for blind
> > people.
> Feel free to configure whatever html fragment you like. This is from our
> sample config:
>      logo_string = u'<img src="/wiki/common/moinmoin.png" alt="MoinMoin
> Logo">'
> > currently i find the 3-4 line "heading" quite unhandy, spacy, and the
> > information difficult to see. even if i do not have an immediate idea
> > how to improve it.
> I share that problem. Often one thinks something could be done better,
> but the longer you think about it, the more you understand why it was
> made like it is. And if it is only due to lack of really better
> alternatives. :)
> > i do not think putting information on the side is a solution, as this
> > even takes more space away (as in wikimedia).
> And it has also some not solveable problems on HTML level, like long
> texts that can't be wrapped.
> > maybe automatically
> > opening menus would be an option? or this does not for lynx?
> A menu is always harder to use than a link (or button).
> This is why we only use it for rarely used stuff.
> This is why we moved Attachment link out of the actions dropdown.
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