[Wikimedia-l] Banners are too bright, too long

Zack Exley zexley at wikimedia.org
Tue Dec 4 19:03:12 UTC 2012

On Tue, Dec 4, 2012 at 10:17 AM, Jon Robson <jdlrobson at gmail.com> wrote:

> From as I understand it the main problems with the sticky banners seem to
> be due to several bugs related to it being sticky. Sticky banners do have a
> habit of taking a life of their own and obscuring content. They cause me a
> lot of pain as a developer and are hard to get right. The auto expansion on
> hover is very confusing and does not meet my expectations as a user of how
> it should behave (to the point I came close to raising a bug assuming it
> was misbehaving). I also encountered a bug which stopped me from sharing
> content [1].

Just to repeat: The auto-expanding ones are dead.

> We have to work with facts though and if they perform better we should be
> iterating on these banners and improving them so that we still get the
> benefits of a shorter fundraiser and do not upset our users. Good work to
> everyone involved that has made this fundraiser so successful with that
> insight.
> I'd be interested to know whether a sticky banner that moves to the side of
> the screen out of the way of content as the user scrolls was equally
> effective at getting lots of donations and reducing annoyance that some
> people have obviously been having. I look forward to seeing more
> experimentation.
> [1] https://bugzilla.wikimedia.org/show_bug.cgi?id=42651
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Zack Exley
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Wikimedia Foundation
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