This is a request for a plugin that can be used to create “UI guides” e.g wizards for other plugins or just for TW in general. I propose this as an official plugin so it sticks to a standard UI that everyone can rely on to easily create content for.
This image shows the rough idea; A “window” on top of everything that dynamically shows custom information depending on what tiddlers appear in the viewport:
- It senses what tiddler/s are in the viewport
…and those tiddler/s then…
- determine if the popup is to show or not, its position and size
- and what content it displays
Creating this is beyond most people but my point is that it is not beyond most people to create valuable content for it, such as:
- Clear notes about what your non-TW partner or child should click on
- Wizard with full step-by-step guidance for a plugin
- Sarahs cool “Intro to TW for Teachers”
Again, the reason for requesting this as an officially supported plugin is so everyone can rely on its standards. I think a particularly popular use could be for plugin creators to present plugin instructions for their creations. Currently, there’s only the readme tiddler standard to rely on, but this of course not optimal for, for example, instructions that needs step-by-step doing along the way. And if the “guide” plugin is official, then there are no issues with license rights etc, and it is simple for the plugin creator to provide a link to it directly in the plugin (“install the official Guide-plugin, if you don’t alredy have it, to get interactive step-by-step guidance”).
Plugin creators, and community members at large, should be able to easily share guides (i.e the content) without having to create special constructions required to show the guide.
@jeremyruston - opinion? There is the Help plugin but I don’t think I’ve ever seen anyone use it and it’s been tagging along in the preview forever now. How about giving it a thorough face lift to make it much more usable?
BTW, if it is installed on tiddlywiki.com then community members can even create interactive and personal guides that are used directly in tiddlywiki.com “… Hey Bob, just drop this file onto tw.com and you’ll get a personal guiding from me there”.