Ok, here is the concept image I created in paint of what a Peercoin Slate wiki would look like…
I tried to get the concept as close as possible to what I wanted it to look like. I wanted the Peercoin banner logo and site navigation at the very top with the actual wiki right below it.
The actual content of the image won’t make any sense because I took different pieces from different example sites and just changed the colors to match Peercoin’s style. I’ll go through the examples I borrowed from to make this…
This example takes the navigation on the left side of the screen. In my altered version I’ve changed the colors to match similar to peercoin.chat. The overall navigation is dark gray with the open subcategories in a lighter gray. The actual topic selected is Peercoin green.
In this example I took the far right side where the code is listed. I’m not exactly sure if this side will be needed for our purposes, but @hrobeers had mentioned before about documenting our protocol. If anything, it could possibly be used for that. Pieces of code from the protocol would be displayed on the right side while the content in the middle would explain in detail what that part of the code does.
I also used the content in the middle from this example. The font used does not necessarily have to be the same in the final product as this is just an example.
Just in case the far right side is not needed for any code, this example shows what a wiki looks like without it. There is only just a white background on the right and the main content in the center of the page. Another piece I like about this example is that if you hover your cursor over the navigation buttons on the left side, they turn a different color. The same is true with peercoin.chat and hovering over the various channels. They turn an even darker gray. It’s not in the concept, but that’s exactly what should happen in our version.
Nothing from this example is in the concept image, however there is something that I liked. In the left navigation pane I like how all the different pieces of content are grouped into categories. The category titles are bolded and help organize the content while the subcategories are normal non-bolded font. The sub-categories can even be split down into sub-sub categories for even more organization. Peercoin should do the same, so content is very easy for people to find.
Other thoughts about the concept: The green text on the right side is the wrong color and should probably be our Peercoin green font. Any blue links in the center content should also be the same Peercoin green. It was mentioned that Ruby might be a problem, but @sigmike specializes in Ruby in case we need any help.
What do you guys think?