[Project_owners] Improving the layout and "discoverability" of content on the Wiki

Brian King brian at mozdev.org
Mon Mar 17 10:17:25 PDT 2008


https://www.mozdev.org/bugs/show_bug.cgi?id=18812

Currently, the wiki has 2 lead-in pages:

1) http://www.mozdev.org/drupal/wiki/MozdevDocs
This is linked from www.mozdev.org (Documentation) and would be most 
user's first exposure. This is a long page with sections and a lot of 
information to take in all at once.

2) http://www.mozdev.org/drupal/wiki/Main-Page
This is the page you come when you click on Wiki in the left-side panel. 
At the moment, there are only 7 links to other wiki pages. Do we really 
only have that amount of pages?

What I propose is that we turn both of these (or merge using redirects) 
into a page with:
a) a more attractive layout, e.g. some small images would not do any harm.
b) more discoverable content. This would involve splitting the page into
sections. Each section has links to relevant content, or if there are a 
lot of links in a section, add a 'More...' link that goes to the section 
page.

An obvious example of what I am talking about is the devmo setup:
http://developer.mozilla.org/en/docs/Main_Page

I am not familiar with (our) drupal layout options, but am willing to learn.

One good start might be to break
http://www.mozdev.org/drupal/wiki/MozdevDocs into multiple documents.

If anyone is willing to help out, or even if you have some ideas on how 
to improve things, please contribute in the bug:

https://www.mozdev.org/bugs/show_bug.cgi?id=18812

Thanks,
- Brian


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