Wiki Main Page Redesign?

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How to fix the main page of wiki.

Complete Redesign
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Do nothing (There's no problem)
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Collapsible Sections
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Subpages for Sections
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Other ( Pls to post >:c )
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Wiki Main Page Redesign?

Postby cxl » Sat Jun 15, 2013 12:21 pm

I am of course referring to this mess of a page.

For some time now, we've been considering how best to go about making it a little less messy and easier to organise.
Now, there are a few possibilities:
  1. Complete Redesign - A lot of work, but might be worth the effort. The question then becomes "How to make it look", which is an issue all its own.
  2. Keep it as it is - No work, but doesn't solve the problem (unless you feel there isn't one).
  3. Make big sections collapsible (Might be challenging due to the nature of the page code), i.e. go to "Characters (Click to View)", etc. etc.
  4. Move big sections off to seperate list pages. i.e. "Characters" (Link to sub page, listing characters). - has benefit of letting more people edit the character listings without needing an admin to do it. Question is, what do we put in their places, if anything? (Features articles, etc.?)
  5. Other. (Please specify)
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Re: Wiki Main Page Redesign?

Postby NekomimiRex » Mon Jun 17, 2013 5:00 am

Dropdowns for the entire character and location tabs sound nice, since those are the only two real important things the wiki is used for.

honestly I could go for any of 2-4 though.

Having a character page might be nice it we could edit in our OCs into it instead of hoping maybe some mod will get around to adding it to The List.
Perhaps have two separate index pages for OCs and Canons as well?
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Re: Wiki Main Page Redesign?

Postby cxl » Wed Jul 10, 2013 9:37 am

Ultimately it was decided to split the pages, simply because the main page's formatting has already gotten needlessly complex, and trying to make the sections collapsible was making other things break, and it was all in all a huge mess. The frontpage has been (tentatively) redesigned, and we'll see how this goes for a few weeks before doing anything else to it. It may even be possible to fix the formatting issue and re-add the other sections to the frontpage at a later date.
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Re: Wiki Main Page Redesign?

Postby NekomimiRex » Wed Jul 10, 2013 4:41 pm

The welcome box is a bit ugly on the front page, I preferred when it stretched across the page and didn't take up huge amounts of space.

I feel like we should do something about the canon characters page too, it's long and dreadful.
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Re: Wiki Main Page Redesign?

Postby cxl » Thu Jul 11, 2013 12:20 am

"Something"

Yes, I agree. Something would be good to do to the "characters" page - but if I had known what that something was, I would have done it already.

;-)

Any suggestions?!
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Re: Wiki Main Page Redesign?

Postby NekomimiRex » Thu Jul 11, 2013 1:30 am

I think the table needs a redesign, with info placed in a vertical manner so we could put maybe 2 or 3 characters in a row. Anything to give my PgDown key less work.

Mugetsu spent the better part of a couple hours updating it today with help, though, so I don't want to do away with it all.
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Re: Wiki Main Page Redesign?

Postby NekomimiRex » Thu Jul 11, 2013 4:53 pm

I tried to fix it with a table using parts of the old template but the test template is too broken and I gave up.

http://rp.edgeofperspective.net/index.p ... /CanonList
http://rp.edgeofperspective.net/Template:Test
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