Wiki Patterns

Patterns for successful wiki use

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Inconsistent Spaces


Wikis that use a wide variety of user interfaces and navigation can confuse visitors, who may give up looking for information on the wiki. The ability to choose a custom theme for each space (section) of the wiki may encourage creativity and unique branding, but visitors to the wiki will need to re-learn how to navigate each unique section.

How do I notice it?

Users will stop using the standard navigation functions in the wiki and revert to the search function all the time .

How do I fix it?

Encourage space/section administrators to use a consistent theme for their section of the wiki. Color scheme differences are okay, but inconsistent navigation should be avoided.

  • One Wiki space per Group - Providing a wiki space per group will work most effectively if the visitors to the wiki still recognize the group's space as part of the overall wiki.
inconsistent_spaces.txt · Last modified: 2018/11/28 15:06 by splitbrain