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I can't wait for the wonderful autosave feature comes out… especially in terms of the Polls @ Wikidot application.

This application utilises nothing more than page titles to construct its interface. So when people go to create new options for their Poll, they need only type in the new option, and click the “Create new option” button.

But then they're approached with a strange page with an empty box with lots of wiki-syntax buttons telling them to click “save”. This is freaky stuff, enough to steer away potential users. If an autosave option existed, this page would have been created automatically and nothing would be there to intimidate the user.

Let's be honest though: autosave does not exist, and we can't predict when it will exist. So we are reduced to workarounds, and I've come up with one that is very useful in the Poll situation:

#edit-page-form table tbody tr + tr,
#wd-editor-toolbar-panel,
#edit-page-textarea,
#edit-page-form .change-textarea-size,
#edit-page-form .edit-help-34,
#edit-page-form .edit-page-bottomtable,
#edit-diff-button,
#edit-preview-button,
#edit-save-continue-button {
    display: none;
}

That CSS code takes away everything except for the Page Title, a “Save” button and a “Cancel” button. A minimalistic interface. An idea I got from pieterh's blog post.

Create a Poll now!

λ James Kanjo

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