Proposal:Image Map Prototyping

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This proposal is associated with the bolded strategic priorities below.

  1. Achieve continued growth in readership
  2. Focus on quality content
  3. Increase Participation
  4. Stabilize and improve the infrastructure
  5. Encourage Innovation.


With Imagemaps we could build a prototype of a Wiki for testing changes of the look of our Wikis.


One can build a static Wikilike system consisting of lots of imagemaps. Wikilinks are simulated by hyperlink areas. The images will be taken from a real Wiki.

If we want to develop a different skin or add a new software function the task is just to change the pictures and the place of the hyperlink areas. We even could do that in a Wiki (Wikimedia Laboratories) because the Extension:ImageMap is active in the Wikimedia Laboratories.

Such a prototype could be tested easily by Wikimedia editors. I hope that developing such an image map prototype will be easy and less expensive.


The purpose of this proposal is to develop a low-budget usability test for improvements of the software mediawiki, the skins or the content (e.g. help-pages). We could develop different versions by just changing some pictures and test which one is best.

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