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Proposal to Create Tab-based interface for TWiki

I'd like to float the idea of creating a skin that provides a tab-based interface for TWiki. KoalaSkin using tabs for displaying TWiki-webs but I'm talking about other options. Specifically, I think tabs are an logical/intuitive way to organize multiple views of the same content, such as TML/HTML/preview, or DocumentMode / ThreadMode.

Here are two examples of interfaces from other wikis or CMS systems which I offer as inspiration:

TextPattern

Screen shot of TextPattern interface:
tab1.jpg

What I like about this interface is quick-switching between the three editing views (i.e. markup, html, preview).

MediaWiki

Screen shot of MediaWiki interface:
tab2.jpg

What I like here is clear separation but quick-switching between "article" (DocumentMode) and "discussion" (ThreadMode) views.

Would anyone be interested in working on a TWiki skin that incorporates some of these ideas?

-- LynnwoodBrown - 28 May 2004

I think this proposed organisation of topic data and metadata is much easier to apprehend for the user. In particular, I find the separation in different panes of the comments ( discussion) and the main topic ( article) very useful. Comments in my Twiki tends to pollute the topic when in fact there have a support function, often containing old information, that should be kept but outside the the topic.

Obviously I guess this is a major change in TWiki that probably would require too much effort.

-- MichelDenys - 30 Sep 2008

See NavBarAddOn. -- ArthurClemens - 24 Oct 2005

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