Wolf's TWiki book

To Wolf Marbach: did get your book yesterday, looks good at the first glance, too bad that it got old even before it was printed, but I guess that happens with all books about dynamic things like e.g. software. smile .Thanks Franz! Was hard work, but could be revised to a new NextWiki, since most of the stuff in there won't change so dramatically. Perhaps with a co-author? - Will need a new name first. wink And shouldn't this be done as/via a Wiki?

Acronyms are awkward

Am I the only one thinking this consultants app does not work out well. Getting to know which consultant does what is quite a hattrick. Can you tell me by heart what In De Te Cn Cr Ex Sk Tr Ho means?

-- MichaelDaum - 17 Nov 2008 - 08:33

No idea - I had the same problem, and ended up just ticking all the columns on the basis that even if I don't directly offer that service myself, I know people who can do it under subcontract.

-- CrawfordCurrie - 17 Nov 2008 - 08:49

Default sort order

Maybe we can implement some cycling sorting or some random. -- OliverKrueger

Who thinks the sort order should be by-country before by-company name? -- MartinCleaver

  • Martin Cleaver
  • Sean Morgan

  • ...

Interactive world map

I'd like to have a wiki app where addresses are added to an interactive world map, e.g. using This component allows to add images, tooltips and even movies to a flash and then zoom in and out. So you'd click on a country and then get to see where people are located, and see the logos of the companies listed here and where they are located. You are able to highlight regions(contries) by the number of members living there and so on. Firefox used it to highlight the number of downloads per contry during their spread-firefox initiative. You can also interact with the flash map using javascript. It should be possible to type or click on a name and then zoom to where he/she is located. Configuration is quite flexible, based on a set of xml files.

-- MichaelDaum - 17 Nov 2008 - 18:55

Clickable tag cloud

Another way to find the consultant of your choice would be to tag their records according to their skills and then display these tags in a tag cloud. So common skills will end up in larger tags while more rarely covered skills are downed. You will get a good overview of the set of skills all consultants have. Clicking a tag will shrink the tag cloud to the set of other skills and services that consultancies provide in addition to the already selected ones, down to the set of partners that have exactly the skill set a user is searching for. That's a kind of tag cloud based faceted navigation.

-- MichaelDaum - 17 Nov 2008 - 18:55


Perhaps an interest in working on FoswikiApplications should be an attribute in that table? It is distinct from work on either the core or extensions.

-- SeanMorgan - 19 Nov 2008 - 15:40

Consultant topics

WillNorris: we *could* actually get rid of all those consultants
WillNorris: "get rid of"
WillNorris: by moving all those pages to
WillNorris: and a link from support to the com
SvenDowideit_: ya
SvenDowideit_: _if_ that is what we want to use .com for
RasmusPraestholm: Right - and maybe use a different set of plugins on that site
SvenDowideit_: actually, yes - i support that general proposal
WillNorris: ooh, that's a good idea
SvenDowideit_: .com = sponsors and comercial rubbish
SvenDowideit_: .net == the foundation's hosting system
SvenDowideit_: and .org is the real thing
SvenDowideit_: that way i don't have to set up my free hositing system

-- WillNorris - 19 Nov 2008 - 17:04

My dis-satisfaction with the current application is that the generic-skill chart does not provide sufficient information to distinguish between the unique focus of individual consultants. It forces users to click on each individual consultant to really find out what they do. I would propose that the chart pull a short section from the consultant pages where they can provide a brief description of what they offer.

-- LynnwoodBrown - 24 Nov 2008 - 14:29

Wills and Svens proposal to move commercially motivated topics to .com sounds very reasonable, doesn't it? wink

-- FranzJosefGigler - 30 Nov 2008 - 17:37

If you really really want to move commercial ads off the .org site, then make it a .net and not a .com because this is no company but a network.

-- MichaelDaum - 01 Dec 2008 - 12:24
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