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Hello Ninjas and welcome everybody to our Wednesday - Wiki Life post.
In my last post here on the WikiNinjas Blog, I talked to you about the principle of invisibility.
Today I present a principle again. But unlike the principle of Invisibility, this principle we already we use in our articles, without even knowing that it exists.
The story of this principle began when I had to prepare my slides for the WebCast that we performed for the Brazilian community on the TechNet Wiki. (Wiki Life: TechNet WebCast Wiki Brazil). I needed to talk about the creation of articles and guide the contributors about the good practices. However, I didn't know that there was a principle that boiled down to a very simple what I would like to talk about best practices for formatting articles. After a week of webcast while I was in class in University I met the Desgin Principles. At the exact moment that the teacher presented the principles, I remembered the TechNetWiki. In an unusual way, a College Advertising content had a relationship with TNWiki.
You will see that we have already used these principles, but did not know how to describe them. I hope the Design principle helps new contributors to structure your articles. So, this morning I includes a summary of this principle in our article: Wiki: What Makes a Great Wiki Article | Como Fazer um Excelente Artigo no Wiki:
An excellent article, in addition to appropriate and well-written content, also must follow a pattern of structuring and presentation of information. Each item of this pattern is described in the article User Experience Guidelines. However, you can always have in mind the four basic principles of design: