[Wikimedia-l] Wikipedia redefined -- typography and UX and such

Federico Leva (Nemo) nemowiki at gmail.com
Thu Aug 16 10:43:23 UTC 2012

Richard Farmbrough, 08/16/2012 11:56 AM:
> The key improvement needed (and WAP has made this evident to more
> people) is to stop wasting real estate on more and more nested top bars
> and side bars.  Even with a modern 15.2 inch laptop many pages have
> threir contents squeezed enough by the OS, browser and MW bars that
> there is little room left for infoboxes, TOCs, pictures, tables  and
> navboxes.

Please take TOCs out of this bunch. Precisely because the information 
you need to find on the page is likely to be out of your screen and far 
from your sight, the TOC is your only chance to reach it quickly and 
easily (not to mention linking it). The automatically and super-easily 
created TOC is one of the most useful features of MediaWiki and one that 
even many modern rich text editors can still envy.


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