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molawiki: a Wiki-Based Web Development Platform

Creator Michael Futreal
Track Technical Infrastructure
License Heckert GNU.png GNU Free Documentation License (details)
About the creator
Michael Futreal is currently Web Developer at Centenary College of Louisiana. Michael also teaches communications classes as well as summer camps in computer game design. M.S. Sociology, North Carolina State University, 1996.
Currently in use as the content management system for a small liberal arts college, molawiki is a MySQL/PHP wiki platform in active development. Though molawiki bears some design similarities to MediaWiki, it also entails some focus areas that mark it as a potentially interesting case study for Wikipedians. For instance, key molawiki features include 1) CSS id- and class-specifying wikitax situated to harmonize with a CSS attachment system 2) wikitax for limited AJAX operations; 3) an evolving Flex/Flash wikitext editing environment; 3) a tagging mechanism for pages; and 4) a PHP and javascript template programming interface that facilitates blogging, calendaring, and other arbitrary recontextualizations of wiki content. Additionally, because of its development history, molawiki is well-suited for deployment within the file space of an existing legacy website. Though in use, molawiki is still in a heavy development phase; a poster presentation will present overview of current state of the project as it careens towards an open-source release.
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