Posted by: 2stepsback | November 11, 2007

tabular or graphical wiki

Let us think a little:

Yahoo! UI library + wiki + tabular layout = ?
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collaborative editing spreadsheet with bigger cells!
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Ok, now, follow the logic the other way round …
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collaborative editing spreadsheet == tabular wiki!!

Just enable display of images in these large cells and you’ve got the interface that allows you to tell many things at once. Of course, you need to use “More…” in every square.

And if you use Michael Foster’s X (cross-browser.com), you have one completely free table-wiki!

The reason I am choosing Yahoo! UI is that I don’t use Java, so GWT is out for me.
And, YUI is probably the most OOP-like Javascript library with top quality documentation and lots of variety as well as decent optimization.

But it’s license is BSD.
Your choice. I have nothing very strongly against it, but in high profitability products, a BSD license is a guarantee for fragmentation and exploitation of the license. YMMV.

It is important to note that this is a pretty common idea. Nothing new. Just that it struck me that a wiki could be implemented in a spreadsheet kind of interface as well.

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