Daniel Mayer <maveric149(a)yahoo.com> wrote:
Daniel Ehrenberg wrote:
>May I change the layout of the
>homepage of the English Wikipedia
>to that of the Esperanto Wikipedia?
>I think that layout looks much better.
>I would ask this on [[Talk:Main Page]],
>but not many people look there that
>often, and this would be a huge change.
IMO that is HMTL madness -- WAY too many spurious
colors that mean >nothing and whose only purpose is to look "purty" in the
eyes of the designer.
Madness ? spurious ? means nothing ? what does "purty" means ? I don't think
it is nice either
Well, some people designed this. And I think enough people like it and inspired themselves
from it for these comments to be quite rude.
Colors have meaning to us. We collectively find them pretty and meaningful, more joyful
than the restrained english design. More appealing. And areas more defined.
I think I remember that when I advertised our new design about 6 months ago, you gave a
positive appreciation of it.
Good then, bad now ? :-)
Good for the french, bad for the english ? :-)
I don't get it.
already worked out a more conservative color scheme for the Main Page but
were waiting for some earth-shattering announcement to make to go with the
upgrade (such as "The Wikimedia Foundation is open for business and is now
accepting donations!" - not that we would say that on the Main Page but we
would have a link to a press release).
who and when ? And why is "conservative" the best choice ?
I don't like it.
We really should be very conservative with making big
noticeably changes to
that page because so many people visit it every day. Making a big change is
going to make people think that something is different and then they will be
more likely to see the link to the press release (we did this for our last
press release and it worked very well).
I disagree. This is quite common for websites to change their design from time to time.
Google does give life to his homepage as well. People are no stupid. They may recognise
the difference between a change of design and a change of content
Color rational: White is for articles (thus the
background for the category
links is white/unchanged), Yellow is for community (since all our user, talk,
and wikipedia pages are yellow) and Blue is for hyperlinks. I guess red for
edit links would also be neat (indicating there is always something else to
cover) but that would be too many colors and red is also a bit heavy.
Why is yellow associated with community ? why not pink ? why not green ? why not blue ?
Well, perhaps we should do what Oliezekat suggested after all. He suggested that the main
page be with css, and that any user could change the colors of the main page in his pref
page to suit his needs. And make something like MyWikip�dia
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