Thursday, February 21, 2008

Wiki Wackiness (S544 #6)

Sorry, sorry, I couldn't resist the silly name. This week I ran into a little bit of a roadblock on my Web 2.0 journey and here we get to the crux of the issue. I want to customize my test wiki site and it's kind of a pain in the butt. I spent a good long time trying to remove the grid lines from my table. The CSS for wiki pages is weird because it's all prefaced with wikithis and wikithat. Plus, space is usually divided up with DIVs in CSS and not tables. I wish I could just design up a section to go into the wiki shell and dump it in. and this is what you find with the warm fuzzy 2.0 applications. It's easy for anyone to start, but once you know a little bit, you can quickly run into limitations and start to resent them. I know you can customize, but each site is different, over at MysSpace you can use html to hack your profile by planting it all in the "About Me" window. Anyway, It's back to the drawing board for me, I'll bet I'm not the only one who is experiencing these problems in my class.

3 comments:

Melissa said...

You are definitely not the only one experiencing it! I only remember basic HTML, and don't know much about style sheets, so when my blog doesn't look the way I want it is frustrating. I can't just fix it. I guess I have to learn not to get bothered by piddly little things like not being able to make a tagline appear in my blog.

roanokelibrarian said...

I am jealous that you know enough to have those kinds of problems. I am still back at having problems with my blog. I just posted my 7th blog. I type in first in Microsoft Word and then it is to transfer automatically into the blog. Easy, right? Well, on that one the font started out big and then went back to its normal size. I have no idea why.
I can only be thrilled that Eric is on my wiki team in that he has technical experience so hopefully he can take care of those problems and teach me along the way.

Mary Alice Ball said...

I hear your frustration but you have achieved something that no one else has in this class. Sit back, enjoy it for a while and then...