Wednesday, March 12, 2008

[TIPS] New Formatting tools in wikispaces

For those who don't read anything but my tips, this will be news to you. It's all over the blogs, however. Wikispaces has just made it easy to change the fonts, the font colors, the background colors (highlighting) and the alignments. (http://blog.wikispaces.com/2008/03/bringing-color-to-your-wiki.html) Until now you couldn't do that. The reason, I think, was to "save us from ourselves." If you're able to have different fonts all over the pages, some folks will put them all over the pages. Same with color. Not having those options promoted a cleaner design.

But, I'll just wait to see if it improves the wikis or just makes them look cheesy.  Teachers, this is where YOU come in to play to help the kids learn that pink text over a purple background is just plain UGLY!  :-)

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