Jussi-Ville Heiskanen wrote:
Florence Devouard wrote:
The menu on the left hand side lists, in this order
Donate to Wikipedia
Problem: on small screens, the search box is not visible and readers
must scroll each time they get to a new page to find it.
Whether we are happy with this, or would prefer that people navigate
three featured content or indexes or random article, does not change the
fact that most poeple actually use search system on internet.
What about changing the search box place ?
Perhaps under the logo. Or below the Navigation block. Or fully at the
top of the page ?
I think if you mosey over to Special:Preferences and choose the
Skin Classic, your problems are much eased.
A completely different question is why it is only Classic
that places the box in that convenient location...
Note that I enjoy a large laptop which does not create this problem.
It was reported to me by a head of web companies (whose name I will not
give) and who use a smaller laptop. Most users/readers of wikipedia have
NO idea there are different skins, and that they might have access to a
different interface if they were loggued-in.
Interesting. Reminds me of when we originally moved to
"monobook". There was a real but brief episode where
somebody using the nick "bgates" came into the channel
#wikipedia on Internet Relay Chat, and very swiftly
exited, after getting an answer that appeared to all
present to be a sincerely technical one...
I confess I have ever since wondered was that the "real"
"bgates" or just somebody with a sense of humour, who
nevertheless was discomfited by our move to monobook.