User talk:Mono/Archive 1

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--MZMcBride 20:28, 13 January 2012 (UTC)

Minimizing raw HTML

I'd really like to minimize the use of raw HTML. This can surely be achieved through other means (if it should be achieved at all...). Change the image syntax from "thumb" to something else? Using "thumb" and then hiding the border seems a bit silly. A bit more on raw HTML here, by the way. --MZMcBride 02:39, 24 January 2012 (UTC)

I agree; the extra stylesheet is messy. I'm attempting to work around it. Monomium 02:57, 24 January 2012 (UTC)


Hey Mono -

I love the look. I have one nit to pick, however... the floating hands at the right... if your screen is less than fully sized, you can't see the Donate now button, and it's not scrollable. In fact, I can't even see the "Become a benefactor button" at all. I think it would be fine if the hands were anchored to the top. Philippe (WMF) 06:55, 14 February 2012 (UTC)

I've removed the 'position:fixed' for that section which seems to fix our issue. Jalexander 06:58, 14 February 2012 (UTC)

Template:Rand, etc.

Hi. A couple of things:

  1. doing randomness in JavaScript assures you won't hit parser cache all the time (no need to a purge/update link, you'll actually have rotating content on browser page refresh, etc.); in an ideal world, at least; and currently has invalid code, so please fix that;
  2. when you copy over local templates such as Template:Mod or Template:Rand from another wiki, you need to specify where they came from (give proper attribution); that usually means a link back to the original template or the original template's page history or edit screen or a revision number or something; all of these should be noted on the at least the talk page, though ideally in the page creation edit summary, unless you really wrote all of those templates yourself; please fix this.

And I assume you told someone you were going to do A/B testing on the main page... or at least I would hope you talked to some people first. :-) --MZMcBride (talk) 04:09, 8 March 2012 (UTC)