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Welcome, TWikiGuest!

Welcome to TWiki! This is a TWikiSite (pronounced twee-kee site), a meeting place to work on common interests. Anyone can contribute using any web browser. TWiki looks like a normal Web site... except that it encourages contribution and editing of pages, questions, answers, comments and updates.

Mission: "TWiki is a leading-edge, web-based collaboration platform targeting the corporate intranet world. TWiki fosters information flow within an organization; lets distributed teams work together seamlessly and productively; and eliminates the one-webmaster syndrome of outdated intranet content."

"Wiki" systems are fundamentally editable web pages. It's a fun and useful way of communicating asynchronously over the web for many existing intranet and public Internet sites. TWiki is simple to learn and use. It aims to provide a transparent way for you to publish and exchange your ideas with others over the web.

How TWiki Works

  1. Browse. This is a site like other sites. Read and follow interesting links.
  2. Write. Speak your mind! From your browser you can change or add to anything you see in a TWiki topic. Use regular text or TWikiShorthand. To contribute:
    • Create An Account. To be able to edit or write new content, you'll need to create an account for yourself. It's simple, and only takes a minute. TWikiRegistration This will also create your personal home page.
    • click Edit at the bottom of any topic and make your changes
    • click [ Preview Changes ] at the bottom to verify the topic (use your brower's Back button if necessary)
    • click [ Save Changes ]
  3. Don't worry! It can be scary at first to change "public" content. Please just try it. Revision control keeps all content, nothing is lost. For special cases, access control is available yet you may find you don't need it in most cases. You'll soon see how successful WikiCulture works in this kind of collaboration environment. This is new. Just try to relax.
  4. Experiment. Edit your personal page or visit the Sandbox web.
    1. Link. To link to another topic, start by editing an existing topic.
      • To create a link to an existing topic type its JoinCapitalizedWords name. WikiWords (two or more capitalized words run together) link automatically.
    2. Create a new topic. To create a new topic, start by editing an existing topic.
      • In an existing topic, create a link to a new topic, entering a newly UsedPhrase as a WikiWord.
      • After saving the existing topic you will see a question mark link "?" behind the WikiWord.
      • Click on the question mark to create the new topic.
    3. Topic history. Click History at the bottom of a topic
    4. Attach files. Click Attach to upload and attach any type of file.
  5. Organize. You can learn to use TWikiForms and FormattedSearches to include topic information - for example, classify pages by subject, status, or date.
  6. Learn more. TWikiTutorial is a 20-minute tour of TWiki essentials. ATasteOfTWiki is a short introduction training course for beginners. WikiReferences links to selected articles and books about wiki technology and online collaboration.

Starting Points


TWiki Highlights

  • Web browser used to create and edit topics
  • Automatic linking HTML not required
  • Search topic names or full-text (regular expressions available)
  • Revision control for changes (who, what, when) for topics and attachments
  • Access control using users and groups
  • E-mail notification of topic changes
  • File attachments upload and download any file to any topic similar to e-mail attachments
  • Warnings for simultaneous topic editing
  • Plug-in via TWiki's flexible architecture using templates, skins, plug-ins and add-ons to customize everything
  • Development active with growing set of features in TWiki releases and plug-ins
  • Strong community for support of users, administrators and developers
  • Read more about TWiki at

Web TWiki Site Map Use to...
Main Home of Main web Search Main web Recent changes in the Main web Get notified of changes to the Main web Welcome to TWiki... Users, Groups ...see who is registered on this TWiki
TWiki Home of TWiki web Search TWiki web Recent changes in the TWiki web Get notified of changes to the TWiki web Welcome, Registration, and other StartingPoints; TWiki history & Wiki style; All the docs... TWiki details, and how to start your own site.
CAADtheory07 Home of CAADtheory07 web Search CAADtheory07 web Recent changes in the CAADtheory07 web Get notified of changes to the CAADtheory07 web vuzs ...collaborate on
Caad07 Home of Caad07 web Search Caad07 web Recent changes in the Caad07 web Get notified of changes to the Caad07 web ...collaborate on
Caad07st Home of Caad07st web Search Caad07st web Recent changes in the Caad07st web Get notified of changes to the Caad07st web ...collaborate on
Caad07ub Home of Caad07ub web Search Caad07ub web Recent changes in the Caad07ub web Get notified of changes to the Caad07ub web ...collaborate on
CityScan06 Home of CityScan06 web Search CityScan06 web Recent changes in the CityScan06 web Get notified of changes to the CityScan06 web ...collaborate on
Connections Home of Connections web Search Connections web Recent changes in the Connections web Get notified of changes to the Connections web ...collaborate on
DWFBraveTailor Home of DWFBraveTailor web Search DWFBraveTailor web Recent changes in the DWFBraveTailor web Get notified of changes to the DWFBraveTailor web ...collaborate on
Dozenten Home of Dozenten web Search Dozenten web Recent changes in the Dozenten web Get notified of changes to the Dozenten web ...collaborate on
KursArchiv Home of KursArchiv web Search KursArchiv web Recent changes in the KursArchiv web Get notified of changes to the KursArchiv web ...collaborate on
MAS0607 Home of MAS0607 web Search MAS0607 web Recent changes in the MAS0607 web Get notified of changes to the MAS0607 web ...collaborate on
MAS0607stu Home of MAS0607stu web Search MAS0607stu web Recent changes in the MAS0607stu web Get notified of changes to the MAS0607stu web ...collaborate on
Psz07 Home of Psz07 web Search Psz07 web Recent changes in the Psz07 web Get notified of changes to the Psz07 web ...collaborate on
RosenGasse Home of RosenGasse web Search RosenGasse web Recent changes in the RosenGasse web Get notified of changes to the RosenGasse web ...collaborate on
Sandbox Home of Sandbox web Search Sandbox web Recent changes in the Sandbox web Get notified of changes to the Sandbox web Sandbox test area with all features enabled. ...experiment in an unrestricted hands-on web.
You can use color coding by web for identification and reference. This table is updated automatically based on WebPreferences settings of the individual webs. Contact if you need a separate collaboration web for your team. See also AdminToolsCategory.
Legend of icons:   Home of web = Go to the home of the web
Search web = Search the web
  Recent changes in the web = See recent changes in the web
Get notified of changes to the web = Subscribe to get notified of changes by e-mail

Revision r25 - 27 Mar 2005 - 13:14 - TWikiContributor