Apache JSPWiki

Sunday May 15, 2016

Introducing the Haddock template

As mentioned in our inaugural blog post, JSPWiki has a new template named Haddock. It's been refined over the past several developer releases, and we feel it can now serve as the default, production-ready template for your JSPWiki installation. Let's take a look at some highlights.

A new user interface

Haddock features a clean, modern look and feel which builds upon the Bootstrap framework. While our legacy default template has served us well over the years, Haddock is a huge leap forward for JSPWiki's user interface.

JSPWiki's legacy template:

JSPWiki's legacy template

The Haddock template:

The JSPWiki Haddock template

The legacy template and associated skins are still available, but future user interface development will be focused on Haddock.

A new editing experience

Haddock ships with a brand-new plain editor, packed with new features. Smart typing pairs, automatic suggestions, and tab completion with snippets hugely accelerate the process of adding wiki content. Search and replace has been moved to a floating window, live content previewing is now available in a split-screen view, and the editor interface has been streamlined to display certain commands only when needed. And for folks who prefer a WYSIWYG experience, Haddock ships with a new WYSIWYG editor as well.

These are only some of Haddock's new editing features, and we'll be highlighting a selection in upcoming blog posts. For now, check out everything Haddock is capable of here:

Under-the-hood changes

Haddock's improvements don't just run skin-deep. Javascript and CSS files have been modularised for easier maintenance and reduced complexity (enabling for example straightfoward creation of custom dynamic styles). UglifyJS and wro4j are used to reduce application loading times. Net result? The speediest JSPWiki yet.

Trying Haddock out

Using Haddock is easy, and a great way to instantly supercharge your existing JSPWiki site. For any problems, support or feedback, let us know on our mailing lists.

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