Talk:English basics/101

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I've fixed the links so it actually works! For each question I created a "subsection" and then linked to the next subsection if the user clicks the correct image. If the user clicks the incorrect one, it links to the current subsection.

This also allows people to find each question in the table of contents, but also makes the table of contents ridiculously long. But at least it works this way. I have now made a fake TOC with only the main sections. Now it is easy to navigate.


Here is an artice about formatting the toc

By the way, the page looks very long and some users may have problems to see it. Would it be possible to cut it on smaller pages or on subpages?--Juan de Vojníkov 19:37, 12 August 2010 (UTC)

We are planning on splitting it into new page for each section , currently we have 10 main sections in the TOC , so we will end up with 10 pages so it won't be so long.

@Juan: The point is (at least currently) that users click on a link in the "table of contents" and then they are taken to that section. They click on the images, and it advances them to the next question themselves if they click the correct one. It's not meant to be navigated like a traditional webpage. It is worth considering to make subpages for each section (e.g. Family, Food, etc) so it is easier to edit. But the point is for the end user to handle it like an application.


Since we are given all the phrases in a list format, I have discovered macros are very useful for formatting the questions properly, so it involves simple copy/paste of an image file and uploading a sound file of the same name.


On a completely unrelated note, I found a slide rule available online. I know you've been looking for one Charlie.

The linkage much too obviously beats the purpose.[edit]

The explanation at the top of this talk page explains a rather irritating behaviour. If you truly are a beginner, you probably will be in some doubt what to click at some points. If you then move the pointer slowly over the images, you will see the question ( = the title of the subsection) repeated at all alternatives, except at the correct one, where you will see the next question. Thus, at the first quartet of pictures in the family section, titled "A Man", you will see #A Woman at the image of the man, but #A Man at the other three.

Now, there is of course no intention to make cheating impossible i a self-instructing material - but it is a bit bad that our supposedly computer versatile but non-English speaker user actively must counteract the cards "cheating by themselves".

Theoretically, this behaviour could be counteracted without sophisticated software, by creating one redirect page per subsection and image, and naming them e.g. by random but unique ten-digit sequences. If you let the pointer hover over the image, you should just see that number; however, if you click it, the redirect would lead you to the intended place. It would work as in Talk:English basics/101/Example 1. In practice, if you made many sets of flip cards, you would clutter up the resource space by all these redirects. JoergenB (discusscontribs) 12:45, 22 March 2015 (UTC)