FrontierNav Weekly: 21 September 2020
- Added "Overview" section to entity pages which supports Markdown like Guides and Discussions.
- These section look like Wiki pages.
- Right now they require uploading Markdown files, but an in-app editor is planned next.
- Added support for "Text" attachments in Data Tables for long-form text, like the Overview section.
- This avoids bloating the data tables with lots of text, much like images.
- More maintenance work migrating to TypeScript, removing deprecated APIs and upgrading dependencies.
- I wrote a separate post on some of the issues I faced this week.
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The "wiki" system is done on a technical level. I need to improve the user interface to make it more wiki-like. For example, adding "Edit" buttons and a document editor that creates change requests automatically. This should be as seemless as possible so that people more familiar with wikis can make changes without worrying too much about data tables and change requests, much like the Community Guides and Interactive Maps.
I mentioned a few weeks back about the need to improve how FrontierNav presents its features. Now with Community Guides and the Wiki, that's even more true. So next month, I'll be focusing on usability. Making sure it's clear to people what FrontierNav is and streamlining navigation between data, guides and completion tracking.
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