MediaWiki derives its structure from links, templates and categories. You don’t need to do very much to develop something quite powerful. This site called culturalcartography.net only uses links, for example. They skinned up their MediaWiki and used it to develop the bulk of the site’s content, then wrote their own SVG interface that calls their MediaWiki API and presents the link web in a dynamic and interesting way.
Vinismo is stylish, but I don’t think it’s as pretty as Who Knew Who.
— pfctdayelise · 29. August 2008, 09:46
DO WANT! Using the API is an interesting step (forward?) in “skinning” the wiki. I’d love to see this method developed further and deployed on Wikijunior in particular. The monobook skin (and indeed all the other skins we currently have) are simply not suitable for presenting kid’s books; we need a more versatile method of presentation – perhaps this is it.
— Mike.lifeguard · 1. September 2008, 11:36
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