Did you know that we have a layout article?

When I'm writing a new article on our TechNet Wiki, I start to include content and organize all, from the source of the problem to solution.

Each of us writes articles in a very personal way, but what many don't know is that there is a default layout in TechNet Wiki (which is constantly evolving) to organize our text properly. This layout exists to help readers and writers.

All this to facilitate the reading of TechNet Community members and our visitors.

Perhaps you would ask: is it easier to read articles written using the default layout?

Well, when we write articles using default layout such as we have in the TechNet Wiki, the reader can navigate through the content quickly even without the inclusion of an index (or TOC).

This becomes intuitive, in the same way that we know where the links to the information most like to read on a Web Site, the reader of our articles can also find the information if the content is organized and displayed simply in "sections".

The sections make the content organized and facilitate the understanding of the text, there is even a sorting for each section.

You may know better how to structure your article. Read more in User Experience Guidelines. It's highly recommended to read this article.

Another "good place" for you to find quality articles is the List of Award Winning TechNet Articles Guru.

In this article, you can find many topics about the Technology that you like and still learn with all of our Gurus best practices of create articles.

A Wiki Ninja knows when it's time to learn and when to teach. See you soon here !

Brazilian Wiki Ninja Durval

Comments (11)

  1. Ninjas can read! Thanks, Durval!

  2. Durval Ramos says:

    Ed, we have excellent articles on our TechNet Wiki, many are not in this structure probably because the author don’t know correctly this structure of sections. Knowing what information to compose each of these sections is important for make a good article,
    "clean" and easy to read. Maybe it’s just what is missing to have more registrations for the TechNet Guru awards. We have great authors, we need only indicate the "correct path". Sounds simple, don’t you think?

  3. Durval Ramos says:

    Thanks Saeid! My friend in SQL and eBooks =^)

  4. pituach says:

    I did not see the article "default layout in TechNet Wiki" before, This is the most useful article, for WIKI’s writers! I am writing on Wiki for several months, and this article gave me nice information. Definitely recommended for new writers and for all
    writers. Thanks Durval * By the way, the article changed his title to "Wiki: User Experience Guidelines"

  5. Durval Ramos says:

    Thanks Pituach, I’m glad to have helped. I know this article only with the title "Wiki: User Experience Guidelines". I don’t know if the title was changed. I made sure to share this article because changed the way as I write. It helped me to better organize
    the information in my article. I hope that helps even more to all of our Community.

  6. Great post Durval! I totally agree with your thoughts on using a consistent layout!

  7. Durval Ramos says:

    Thanks Matthew! A good layout article as specified in "Wiki: User Experience Guidelines" can make work easier for everyone: readers and writers. It’s only increases the amount of people using our TechNet Wiki

  8. good and nice work congratulations!!!