Florence Devouard wrote:
> The last mention I can find now, is this:
So, that's where it currently stands.
I should note that I was never involved in reminding/bugging either of
them about helping with this particular issue, and that bugzilla
thread looked quite confusing for everyone involved - so - possibly a
dev just needs to be re-convinced (by someone they respect) that this
would be a useful fix to devote energy to?
redesign of the default website interface", does anyone know anything
more about this proposal? is it in active development?)
I think it went nowhere. Much to my regret.
Last year at Wikimania, we had both a workshop session where we
discussed useability (this proceeding) and the session handled by
Andrew, where we discussed again the rather poor useability of the
website and poor welcome of newbies in some communities.
If my memory is good, many agreed (for example) that templates are a
disaster ;-) But it seems very little has been done in the past year to
improve the situation. I think the special page has been improved though
(it was very messy, now nicely reorganized). Anythink else ?
The Modern skin is fairly recent.
The only thing I could find out about it, is at:
but it has no Wikipedia globe logo, which I've grown quite attached to. :(
What we need, is a short note printed on napkins, and pinned on the
corkboards at Google, whispering that we need a new skin designed for
our site. They must have a /few/ people that understand clean UI and
knowledge structures, and have 20%time to fill... ^_^
Amir E. Aharoni wrote:
I've always been bothered by the fact that the
main page doesn't have
a big search box in the middle of it
for the last time it was seriously considered.
There are a few [[Wikipedia:Main Page alternatives]] that you can set
to be your own default mainpage, some of which include search boxes.