wiki articles

The article code is done so now I can start to go through all the articles and convert them to the new format with tags. I've already redone the projects and about pages. As you can see to the right are the Blog Tags and Archives which is pretty easy to understand I think. It just shows you a slightly filtered list of tags, those with more than one post, for my blog posts. You can see more tags at the bottom of the Blog Tags which shows you a cloud view of all the tags here. The tag cloud is split into two for blog posts and articles.

Which brings me to the menu above. The menu above is all about the articles. I have limited the article tags to mainly 7 tags. The sparce, tags, and contact menu items are not tags. Sparce is a link to the sister project for bookmarks organized by tags like and click throughs. The tags link is the same as the more tags link under Blog Tags. I might just remove this if it makes sense to keep the two tag clouds together on the same page. Contacts is just a mouseover to display my email address in the second level menu. The others are tags and if you click on them will show you a list of articles that I have filed under that tag. If you mouse over them you might see in the second level menu up to 4 or 5 of the most recent articles.

Now here is where the wiki part comes in. Articles are given a unique name which allow me to interlink articles together or link to articles in my blog posts by just calling the article by name, wiki style. Hopefully this will prevent articles getting lost under newer ones. We will see how this works. If I run into the problem of needing more article tags I might have to come up with a different way of navigating through the blog and article tags. I'm trying to make it easy and non-convoluted while maintaining a single web site.

People can of course comment directly on the article page just like the blog posts. The articles themselves use some wiki markup to make it easier to write them some of that will eventually make its way into the blog code. Eventually I hope to create a completely modular site run by a modified wiki markup language and tags.

posted by dharh 12:03 AM Feb 24th, 2006

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