Wiki: Component page template

Daphne Ogle daphne at
Thu Jul 24 01:09:33 UTC 2008

Can you give some examples of the pages you looking at?  I agree with  
you about the main component page but it sounds like you are talking  
about the "Component Design Overview" page which (I think) is supposed  
to be linked to from the main component page.  However, I did notice  
recently that the "Design Overview" title on the Inline Edit page  
disappeared and I'm not sure why or when.

Generally, we are making tons of changes to wiki all at once.  I  
wonder if it would be advantageous to try to capture what pages we  
have and put together a kind of site map so we can see just how many  
component pages there are for instance and decide the audience and  
goals for them and if they are really all needed.

As far as language about screen shots, wireframes & mockups I totally  
agree.  We should add these to the glossary on the wiki.


On Jul 23, 2008, at 2:38 PM, Anastasia Cheetham wrote:

> I'm looking at the various component pages on the wiki, i.e. the
> starter page for each component.
> Most of them seem (to me) to be organized along the lines of the
> design pattern format, i.e. headings with 'what' 'who' 'how'
> questions. I'm wondering if there might be a better way to structure
> these pages, and I'd like other people's opinions.
> One question is: Who is the main audience for the page? I've been
> imagining that the main (but certainly not only) audience for the
> component pages is: potential users of the components, i.e.  
> developers.
> (here's the place to interject your disagreement/agreement :-)
> Assuming that developers are the main audience:
> I'm wondering if the more 'backgroundy' information, like functional
> requirements, design info, wireframes, etc. could be moved to other
> pages and linked to from the main component page.
> In fact, I might suggest that *most* of the information be moved to
> separate pages and linked to from the main component page. I guess I
> currently find the pages a bit overwhelming. I'd (personally) prefer
> the starter page for a component to be a jumping-off point for finding
> more specific information. The page could contain a brief description,
> maybe the demo, and links to more information based on what you're
> looking for.
> What do other people think about these ideas? (a reminder: I'm easily
> swayed by good arguments) I'm happy to contribute toward any
> restructuring that people might feel is appropriate.
> As a side note, I also recommend differentiating between a 'screen
> shot' and a 'wire frame' or 'mock-up.' In particular (though there may
> be other examples), I'm thinking of the 'screen shots' on the Pager
> page. They are not screen shots, in that they are not images of what
> the Pager does. They are images of what we'd *like* the Pager to do,
> and what we're working toward the Pager eventually doing, but it
> doesn't do these things yet, and calling the images 'screen shots'
> seems misleading to me.
> Thoughts?
> -- 
> Anastasia Cheetham                   a.cheetham at
> Software Designer, Fluid Project
> Adaptive Technology Resource Centre / University of Toronto
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Daphne Ogle
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