What is Wiki?

Written by S. Housley

What is Wiki? Wiki is web server software that allows users to contribute content. Collaboration isrepparttar key to Wiki, which is designed as a powerful system for online communities to build web pages and web sites. Unlike blogs and forums, all users are allowed to contribute and edit existing content. Wiki is derived fromrepparttar 141971 Hawaiian term "wiki wiki" meaning "quick". The concept behind a Wiki is that collaboration on projects will move it along quicker.

Wikis generally allow web pages to be written, edited and created collectively in a web browser. Wiki supports hyperlinks and simple text. Most Wikis are open, and allow any userrepparttar 141972 ability to editrepparttar 141973 contents of a Wiki web page. While some say this opensrepparttar 141974 concept to abuse, Wiki moderators and self-policing inrepparttar 141975 Wiki sector appear to be taking hold. Wiki supporters generally feel that it is generally easier to correct mistakes than createrepparttar 141976 content from scratch. Wikipedia is a standing symbol of what many would consider a succesful Wiki.

Wikipedia - Wikipedia is a popular content encyclopedia that anyone can edit. http://www.wikipedia.com

Other topic-specific Wikis like Robin Good's RSS Wiki are proving that collaborative efforts in niche markets can work.

RSS Wiki - http://www.masternewmedia.org/reports/newsmasterstoolkit/wiki/index.php/Main_Page

It is true that Wikis are open to abuse, but by design, it is very easy for a Wiki moderator or other editor to revertrepparttar 141977 Wiki to how it appeared prior to edits, essentially rolling backrepparttar 141978 Wiki and removing any content deemed inappropriate or unrelated. Many Wikis trackrepparttar 141979 IP address of visitors and editors, making it easy to track changes and roll back any edits from individuals that appear to be abusing their privileges. In rare cases Wiki operators can protect pages, making them read-only, which restricts any edits from occurring. While such actions are againstrepparttar 141980 true Wiki philosophy, restrictions can be used to preserverepparttar 141981 structure of fully-developed Wikis and protect pages from abuse.

10 Essential Elements For a Successful Website

Written by DC Dalton

So you want to get your business online, to take that big plunge to reachrepparttar world with your product or service. Congratulations! Hopefully you have takenrepparttar 141907 time to go out and explore your competitors websites and looked around for what you consider to be a great looking and functioning website. If you haven't we highly recommend you do, as a matter of fact we ask every new client to spend time onrepparttar 141908 web do this. This helps your website designer get a view into several things, including your industry and just as important your tastes in design and functionality. This type information is invaluable to both your and your website design company.

Knowing Your Potential Clientele

As with any business venture you must have some insight into exactly who your customers are is vital. Not only do you need to gear your products and marketing to these customers butrepparttar 141909 design, navigation and functionality ofrepparttar 141910 website should be tailored to that market's tastes. Most website owners don't realize it at first but your website may just becomerepparttar 141911 most important marketing tool you will ever invest in. It's presentation, color, flow and content are as important as any TV, Print or Radio ad you will ever invest in. In todays world your website is your customers view into your business and a poorly laid out website may result in a lack of confidence by them. This is especially true in any e-commerce website. With allrepparttar 141912 storiesrepparttar 141913 general public hears about on-line rip offs they need to feel 100% confident they can type their credit card numbers into your order form and not have to worry about it.

Ten Essential Elements

Any website today needs certain features to allow their customersrepparttar 141914 best experience possible. Overrepparttar 141915 years we have added torepparttar 141916 list to bring it up to what we now considerrepparttar 141917 ten essential elements every website should have:

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