[Wikimedia-l] Apparently, Wikipedia is ugly

Gerard Meijssen gerard.meijssen at gmail.com
Mon Jul 16 07:11:57 UTC 2012

It was not a small laptop screen, the screen was big enough...

I blogged about it and included screenshots.


On 14 July 2012 19:21, Svip <svippy at gmail.com> wrote:

> On 14 July 2012 18:12, Gerard Meijssen <gerard.meijssen at gmail.com> wrote:
> > Yesterday I wanted to make a point to a friend. I tried to do it by
> having
> > the facts that are sourced in the Wikipedia article read by the person
> who
> > did not have the information available. Reading the article did not
> really
> > happen because of the problems with the lay-out as presented on the
> screen
> > of a laptop.
> That must be a tiny laptop screen.  I really have not experienced
> Wikipedia being difficult to read, and I have read it in _any_
> browser; on phones (both smartphones and non-smartphones); text-based
> browsers; through obscure terminals, and yes laptops and desktops.
> Wikipedia is one of the few websites that actually puts its content
> above its clutter.  Essentially; if you have trouble reading
> Wikipedia, you are going have a lot of trouble browsing the web.
> > Wikipedia is the encyclopaedia everyone can edit. Not everybody does
> read.
> > It is like the issues with Wikibooks and Wikisource, we care about
> editing
> > and the reading is largely a by product.
> Well, I personally think that is the wrong philosophy.  Wikipedia -
> and wikis in general - should be about the readers first, and the
> editors first.  Why?  Because essentially all editors are readers as
> well, and the whole reason we are all here to edit is for someone else
> to read it.
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