Here is a page to discuss an outline for the Wikisym 2007 Workshop
on Promoting Creole. For a concise summary, please see our news entry
Why Use Wiki Markup?
- accessibility (blind users)
When to use WYSIWYG?
- Non-technical users want them.
- Non-technical users don't want to learn markup.
- How many people are aware of Creole?
- How many people are using it? 50. The WikiCreole community and their friends.
- Make a survey on wikicreole.org.
- Link to it from wikimatrix, wikipatterns, from people we meet at WikiSym, blogs, etc.
- What tests have been done for Creole?
- What can be learned from them?
- What isn't working in Creole?
Potential roadblocks are escaping and lists. These problems could be alleviated by better communication between implementers through a mailing list, for example.
- Formal grammars?
- Creole validator?
- How can we elevate Creole, so clients demand it from vendors?
- Introducing Creole to W3C? - Dirk Riehle will look into that.
- Contacting influential markup developers for support. - Mark Bernstein will look into this.
- Ask for testimonials.
- Making WikiCreole.org for decision-makers
- WordPress plugin? - Chuck will look into a PHP evangelist.
- Create Implementation Issues page for implementers looking for support.
Relation to other markups
- How does WikiCreole relate, in the long run, to Markdown or Textile?
Creole is more suitable for wikis and for collaborative editing.
- In ten years, will these be interchange formats, or will we still be encoding markup?
We need converters between these lightweight markups, perhaps through a bridge markup like XML or WikiByte.
- Translating CheatSheet to other languages
- Logo - Andi G will ask colleague
- Technical magazine articles
- Analysis of Survey
- Need for Creole
- Details about Design Decisions
- Online videos
- Who is willing to donate?
- What organization would handle the money?
- Printing t-shirts
- Paying designers
- Paying Creole developers