ARC/GNY wiki dev site
In the spirit of “making is thinking”, I decided to go ahead and set up a development site for an internal RC wiki. While discussions with ARC/GNY tech people might prove the wiki to be an inappropriate format for what I’m suggesting, I thought some hands-on research with the technology would further my understanding of some of the issues at stake.
Currently the main page of the wiki has a link to a listing of training manuals. When you click on that link, you’ll see one manual article: ARC/GNY Responder-DAT Study Guide. I started porting this document from the hard copy I have to the dev wiki. (This is the doc I referred to in my midterm presentation.)
I do have some initial thoughts/questions on using MediaWiki for this purpose.
- Will the formatting/layout capabilities be robust enough?
- How will the skills overhead required for editing the wiki be received?
- The fact that each wiki article has a history of edits (versioning) built in is pretty great
I plan on doing some further research into the potentials of MediaWiki templates as well as modifying the CSS for print versions.