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Just my personal two cents: I would go for #1, since 1. it would omit the need for a major theme overhaul, but more importantly 2. the lighter theme felt more appropriate for the feel of the franchise and is also a bit friendlier on the eyes when reading long pages, clashed less with the bright colors of the images.
 
Just my personal two cents: I would go for #1, since 1. it would omit the need for a major theme overhaul, but more importantly 2. the lighter theme felt more appropriate for the feel of the franchise and is also a bit friendlier on the eyes when reading long pages, clashed less with the bright colors of the images.
   
Another pressing matter that needs to be attended too as soon as possible is the template background that is broken on the {{t|HomeWelcome}} and {{t|HomeLocations}} templates (probably because the image got deleted on the wiki it was hosted on). Considering the wiki's background is already very heavy visually active, I suggest to just omit any background there altogether and leave it without any additional styling, operate under the "less is more" principle.
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Another pressing matter that needs to be attended too as soon as possible is the template background that is broken on the {{t|HomeWelcome}} and {{t|HomeLocations}} templates (probably because the image got deleted on the wiki it was hosted on). Considering the wiki's background is already very heavily, visually active, I suggest to just omit any background there altogether and leave it without any additional styling, operate under the "less is more" principle.
   
I'd love to hear your take on the above so we can quickly sort these problems out and find a good solution. Looking forward to be working with you!<ac_metadata title="Main page talk"> </ac_metadata>
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I'd love to hear your take on the above so we can quickly sort these problems out and find a good solution. Looking forward to be working with you! <ac_metadata title="Main page talk"> </ac_metadata>

Latest revision as of 13:40, May 13, 2020

Hey ItsAsIf, welcome back to the wiki! I'm Lostris, this wiki's Wiki Manager. In short, I'm here to support this community on a more local level with any and all issues or fun things you feel could use some attention, as well as serving as your direct line of contact to a full-time staff member in case you ever have a question for them.

Considering you seem to be the resident coding admin, I wanted to bring up the design of this wiki. I will also leave a message for Violet and Winslow to alert them of this thread so they can weigh in.

This wiki is an official Fandom wiki for the show. That basically means that Fandom and Dreamworks struck a partnership. While this comes with definite exposure and reputation perks, it also comes with the minor restriction that some of the larger and more noticeable theme and design changes need to be reviewed to a certain degree. A change to the wiki's background or transparency of the content pages, which effectively turns this wiki into a dark theme, are good examples of such large, noticeable changes that should receive a quick staff review before implementing them. Which does not have to mean that things will be disallowed, it just means that there will be a certain quality check to ensure that the wiki's design remains of the standard agreed upon in the Fandom-Dreamworks partnership.

The transparent page on the dark background has made the blue links nigh illegible. As such, we have two choices:

  1. revert the transparency of the pages to how it was before, making the wiki light themed again
  2. adjust the link color and the templates that still have a light and/or colored background, to make it more in tune with the new feel of the wiki (as the {{AppearancesTS3}} template for example even hurts to look at it).

Just my personal two cents: I would go for #1, since 1. it would omit the need for a major theme overhaul, but more importantly 2. the lighter theme felt more appropriate for the feel of the franchise and is also a bit friendlier on the eyes when reading long pages, clashed less with the bright colors of the images.

Another pressing matter that needs to be attended too as soon as possible is the template background that is broken on the {{HomeWelcome}} and {{HomeLocations}} templates (probably because the image got deleted on the wiki it was hosted on). Considering the wiki's background is already very heavily, visually active, I suggest to just omit any background there altogether and leave it without any additional styling, operate under the "less is more" principle.

I'd love to hear your take on the above so we can quickly sort these problems out and find a good solution. Looking forward to be working with you!

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