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A stand-alone personal Wiki
Everything happens within the browser. Very cool. Even cooler is the improved derivative .
Here is a gentle
[Introduction in form of a slideshow].
Certain browsers can save changes to local TiddlyWiki files, allowing them to be used as browser-based wiki-fied documents. Collaboration is possible by
- emailing around copies of the document, TiddlyWiki was originally "only" a personal wiki (c.f. WikiPrinciples).
- hosting it online at [TiddlySpot]
- Import & Export capabilities
- interfaces to back end databases.
It is published under a BSD OpenSourceLicense?, and is now available in a much-improved version 2.0 which allows for plugins to modify and extend its bahaviour. This has fostered a very active community which gets together in a [GoogleGroup]
Quite a few of the members of this community have developed "Adaptations" that create remarkably different capabilities by adding plugins to the "Core" functions maintained by the initial developer, JeremyRuston?. All in all, this is community is actively demonstrating quite a sophisticated level of collaboration.
Call me FormOverContent, but I like the exploding boxes when you click on a link. I also like how nodes expand into a vertical column, rather than onto new pages. While that encourages short (one paragraph) text descriptions, the TiddlyWiki set up works really well for a certain kind of hypertext document. -- SunirShah
- Fortumately, this is an option. -- hans - who ...
- doesn't like 'explosions', but does like this software ...
- has, none the less, become incredibly fond of the 'sliders' concept implemented in EricShulman?'s 'adaptations' of TiddlyWiki.
I think TiddlyWiki could be like the .txt file of Wikis. You could keep 5 on your desktop if you want to, use it for random notes and brainstorms. Needs a few features fixed, like the save problem, but I think it is a simple fix to get the browser's save function to save a working TiddlyWiki file, giving you an option for a very usable one-user wiki.
Has anyone found a way to export portions of the wiki into a separate file? Else the "growing problem" may kill the enthusiasm for the wiki.
This segment of this page is an initial attempt to collect some observations that have resulted from using this software throughout 2006.
"I think I'm gonna think it through, again". (... for any "Oliver." fans).
I'm finding the applications and implications of MicroContent? concepts have an amazing impact on both Authors and Audience experience.
- Especially when combined with...
- TransClusion (for OnceAndOnlyOnce? writing efficiencies, and really efficient use of CSS all the way from the "site" down to a partcular Character(s) with any or all page(s).
- the use of 'sliders' as a form of dynamic AboveTheFold.
- I've been reminded that the use of the 'toc', headings, and local page anchors within the usemod markup is an effective way of nesting Contents that can be reached quite easily.
- Obviously, I should test some of the concepts regarding pageStyle(s) that are emerging by perhaps even trying to apply them within the Digest areas that are now available. Links, Tags, ... ??
- Boy! That sure caused the meatball server to "belch". I still think it would be a neat to be able to embedded a hyperlink in the digest, but I have no idea if this would have implications to security or any other areas of concern.
In the first six months of 2006, while making increasing use of this technology, I have come to appreciate that my preceding comments on its 'animations' were premature. For the record, I have found the "sliders" to be especially useful in creating pages since they lend themselve quite nicely to a form of "outlining", especially when used in conjunction with the excellent TransClusion support this system provides as part of is "MicroContent?" design concepts.
- 06-01-28 I can simply summarize the last month and a half of staring at TiddlyWiki by simply stating... "Wow! and "For me, its definetely a 'keeper'.
- Interestingly, I was initially expecting it to displace my use of WxWikiServer, but that now seems unlikely since the results appeal equally to different audiences.
- 05-12-18 started investigating TiddlyWiki.
TiddlyWiki appears to be ideally suited to form a Journal for ExtremeOpenBusiness:
- It is a selfcontained file for downloads
- It has a timeline
- It has the convenience of a fullfledged personal wiki
- It allows easy sharing of material (exluding the individual Income Figures of each author), similar to ViewPoint (however giving author credit).
See also StickWiki?: http://stickwiki.sourceforge.net/