Monday - Interview with a Wiki Ninja
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Wednesday - Wiki Life
Thursday - Council Spotlight
Friday - International Update
Saturday - Top Contributors of the Week
Sunday - Surprise
Hello and welcome everybody to our Thursday - Community Win.
What do you think is the second important thing a ninja should have in his repertoire beside his knowledge? That is a difficult question. There can be very different answers to this question depending on who you ask. For me it is the editor which you can use to add or edit articles. Why the editor? For me it is the basic tool I should know how to handle, like for .NET developers Visual Studio (or maybe Notepad :-)).
Nearly two years ago Eric Battalio created an article which I saw today for the first time and I wished I had seen it earlier. Why? I have to admit that I had some problems in the beginning when I started writing my first articles. It was hard for me to insert a picture or some piece of code (that is the reason why you see it very rarely in my articles). What did I do as a web developer? I wrote the articles in HTML so I have full control on what will be presented to the reader. Is that foolish? Maybe a little bit. You can save some time (and I can confirm it from personal experience) not writing your entire article in HTML. But not everybody knows HTML? Of course. Most people are already using the editor, but knowing the tools is important. Why? It helps you to create nice looking article in less time. Erics article will help you with that.
As some last words I would like to thank Eric and all the ninjas who have contributed to this article. If you want to share the story how you write your articles (really in HTML or with the editor) or if you want that this article is always on the starting page of the wiki: just leave a comment to this post (and please tell me that I'm not the only one who has created articles in HTML :-)).
- German Ninja Jan (Twitter, Blog, Profile)