Critical issues presentations/Closing the gap between WYSIWIG and text editing
- Submission no. 201
- Title of the submission
Closing the gap between WYSIWIG and text editing
- Author of the submission
- Richard Farmbrough
- Country of origin
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
- Visual editor
- editor retention
The traditional wiki model is very low-tech, the input device being scarcely more advanced than a glass teletype, but extremely powerful.
Conversely the shiny new Visual Editor, and other mega projects have attempted to move the interface into the point-and-click web paradigm, arguably simple to use, but loosing the power of wiki-constructs.
We explore a number of ways of delivering point-and-click functionality based on standard or only slightly modified wiki-technology.
We also look at simplifying the wiki-interface to make it less daunting for those who decide to move beyond the Visual Editor.