daviddoria at gmail
Jun 8, 2012, 11:56 AM
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I am trying to design a better method for new users to get information
Help/New user navigation with MediaWiki
about getting started with a few libraries I work with. I'm leaning
towards asking them a series of questions, providing the appropriate
information based on their answers. That is, rather than simply having
a huge page with a table of contents something like:
A) Downloading the code
(which quickly gets unwieldy and overwhelming), I was thinking of
doing something more like:
Where the user actually follows some "path" to get started by
answering questions like:
"Which operating system are you using? Windows or Linux"
"Are you familiar with git? no yes"
to bring them directly to the information they need.
As you can see from those mock ups, doing this with normal text and
links is quite "ugly". Has anyone seen a pattern/plugin/etc for
MediaWiki that can accomplish something like this while being
"prettier"? I'd hate to have to reinvent the wheel, or do something
very manual when a better solution already exists.
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