Mar
20
2013

What are MediaWiki Namespaces and what is their purpose?

Part of dealing with open source software is being part of the community, and as MediaWiki is a large part of the work we do, I spend at least a few minutes most days looking at mwusers.com, the unofficial MediaWiki form. One query that popped up today was this one, which asked about the use… Read more »

Oct
8
2012

3 uses for wikis in business

Have you ever looked at a Wikipedia article, or at online documentation for a product or service you’ve purchased online? Chances are you’ve looked at a wiki, even if you haven’t realised it! Simply, a wiki is system that allows many people to collaboratively edit content online. In the case of Wikipedia, the wiki’s users… Read more »

May
12
2012

An introduction to Inkscape

This introduction to Inkscape covers what Inkscape is, what it can do, and what it’s not (yet) good at. What is Inkscape? Inkscape is a free, open source vector graphic design program. The aim of the project is to fully support the Standard Vector Graphics (SVG) standard, of which it is around 50% through doing… Read more »

Jan
20
2012

An introduction to MediaWiki

MediaWiki. It sounds familiar, doesn’t it? That’s probably because it powers the world’s largest online encyclopedia, Wikipedia, and thousands of other websites. This introduction to the open source MediaWiki software is aimed as a gentle guide to its core features,  and its potential uses. If you’d like to know more about open source software in… Read more »