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    Hey all!

    In an earlier thread started by my boss, JoePlay, you all seemed really enthusiastic about the new infoboxes, based on the model he created. And, hey, I know how it is. You get excited about something in late summer and then school starts and you've suddenly lost your window of opportunity to do some intense editing.

    Well, even though a few months have passed, you're still one of our top wikis and we still wanna help you achieve this conversion that'll be great for all your mobile users! (As of today, that's 40% of all US-based users, by the way — or, globally, some 353K unique visitors whose experience you could be improving!)

    So that's why our team of engineers in Poland that Joe and I work with wanna help give you a leg up. During the month of October we wanna offer you direct help. We'll do the infobox conversion, with your help, as long as you still approve of the basic design that Joe created.

    You read that right.

    We're gonna give you our top Engineers – and no, I'm not saying I'm one of those :) — at no cost to work directly on your wiki. You may see some names you've never seen before suddenly in your MediaWiki:Wikia.css. But don't be alarmed. We're just going to be applying some nifty CSS to make your infoboxes look like they do now — but be way more mobile.

    So whaddya say? Any objections?

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    • Symbol support vote Support Dang, thanks for the help. :D

      (edit: haha, i'm in school and I was still able to beat doru. speedy ftw)

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    • Symbol support vote Support!

      The majority liked the idea and it'd be very helpful to have more users implementing them, as well as being great for mobile users.

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    • Alc, I actually read the post.

      I guess I support the migration, I don't mind the change actually.

      EDIT: wow, that wikia.css, Its code is marvelous. (yeah, it was moved to common.css if I remember correctly)

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    • Symbol support vote Support!

      I would love the change!

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    • Symbol support vote Support

      Yes

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    • Symbol support vote Supporting this!

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    • Symbol support vote Support

      Yum.

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    • Symbol support vote Support From me!

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    • Awesome idea! Thanks for the help.

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    • Not supporting this. The mobile trend is ridiculous and the people who support it need to rethink their actions. When smartphones cost upwards of $900, which is MORE THAN the cost of a average gaming laptop, or just $300-400 less than a high end gaming desktop, people need to rethink their choices. Who in their right MIND would use mobile when its so much more limited? 128GB cap on storage, 4GB ram caps, minimal to no GPU's in phones and the CPU is run down garbage from 5+ seasons back. Its like people who game on consoles but even worse. It spreads the image that home PC's and laptops are a dying breed but it has so inferior hardware compared to what today's top-end(or even extremely poor end of non gaming systems for that matter) gaming desktops and laptops can do that it makes anyone who knows about these things(or has experienced them) skin crawl. Anything to do with mobile phones should be shot down immediately.

      Phones should stick to what phones are actually for. Talking and texting. Not taking over the web and gaming. 

      Also theres a chance this might affect those of us who use a actual computer as well. And I like things the way they are now. 

      Seriously people, I implore you to think about the consequences to those who like the way things are now and don't want something that works better on a PC to be optimized for mobile. Please think before voting. 

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    • Black Pearl 666 wrote: Not supporting this. The mobile trend is ridiculous and the people who support it need to rethink their actions. When smartphones cost upwards of $900, which is MORE THAN the cost of a average gaming laptop, or just $300-400 less than a high end gaming desktop, people need to rethink their choices. Who in their right MIND would use mobile when its so much more limited? 128GB cap on storage, 4GB ram caps, minimal to no GPU's in phones and the CPU is run down garbage from 5+ seasons back. Its like people who game on consoles but even worse. It spreads the image that home PC's and laptops are a dying breed but it has so inferior hardware compared to what today's top-end(or even extremely poor end of non gaming systems for that matter) gaming desktops and laptops can do that it makes anyone who knows about these things(or has experienced them) skin crawl. Anything to do with mobile phones should be shot down immediately.

      Phones should stick to what phones are actually for. Talking and texting. Not taking over the web and gaming. 

      Also theres a chance this might affect those of us who use a actual computer as well. And I like things the way they are now. 

      Seriously people, I implore you to think about the consequences to those who like the way things are now and don't want something that works better on a PC to be optimized for mobile. Please think before voting. 

      Still saving up for a computer. I hate mobile. Anything to make it more bearable in the mean time is a welcome.

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    • Symbol support vote Support4Life

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    • Symbol oppose vote Oppose, I think that all 353,000 mobile people are idiots and we should gas them, or they can go back to using their computers.

      Pffft, can't really stop you, 'sides, probably means I can go to the website on the go.

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    • Symbol support vote Support We definitely could use one more code-worthy person/admin on the wiki. As bureaucrat, thanks Wikia :)

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    • Well I mean, considering the mobile trend is going on for a while, and despite phone usage is terrible on the wiki, it's still here. It's not going away. So might as well make it more useful. Besides... how will I get my daily edit for the badge if I'm out somewhere else with only a phone? :P

      Symbol support vote Support but also because we're getting official backing. Thanks, Wikia HQ!

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    • Black Pearl 666 wrote: Not supporting this. The mobile trend is ridiculous and the people who support it need to rethink their actions. When smartphones cost upwards of $900, which is MORE THAN the cost of a average gaming laptop, or just $300-400 less than a high end gaming desktop, people need to rethink their choices. Who in their right MIND would use mobile when its so much more limited? 128GB cap on storage, 4GB ram caps, minimal to no GPU's in phones and the CPU is run down garbage from 5+ seasons back. Its like people who game on consoles but even worse. It spreads the image that home PC's and laptops are a dying breed but it has so inferior hardware compared to what today's top-end(or even extremely poor end of non gaming systems for that matter) gaming desktops and laptops can do that it makes anyone who knows about these things(or has experienced them) skin crawl. Anything to do with mobile phones should be shot down immediately.

      Phones should stick to what phones are actually for. Talking and texting. Not taking over the web and gaming. 

      Also theres a chance this might affect those of us who use a actual computer as well. And I like things the way they are now. 

      Seriously people, I implore you to think about the consequences to those who like the way things are now and don't want something that works better on a PC to be optimized for mobile. Please think before voting. 

      I definitely understand your reasoning. I do, honestly. However, whether you like it or not (not trying to sound rude there), more and more people are using their phones and mobile devices to browse the web.

      But this does not mean Wikia will be forgetting about laptop and desktop users. I predict that people will be using both one mobile device (tablet, phone, etc) and one laptop or desktop to browse the wiki. Only a small handful of people will only be using their phone to go on the wiki.

      The desktop experience for viewing the wiki will not change. At most, there will be some design changes (like different colors) and no more <tabber> template. I will definitely be missing the tabber template; however, I have a gut feeling that Wikia will make a mobile-friendly replacement, due to how popular it is currently.

      You shouldn't really be worrying about this. If anything major happens, as a result of the mobile transition, more likely than not the admins will get to have a say.

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    • Symbol support vote Support 

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    • I go on mobile every day during free time in school. I have a desktop mode but sometimes it forces it to go to mobile mode. I hate using this damned phone to go on the wiki, but sometimes it's all I have.

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    • Symbol support vote Support this meme.

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    • Symbol neutral vote Neutral

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    • I Symbol support vote Support this.

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    • Black Pearl 666 wrote:
      Not supporting this. The mobile trend is ridiculous and the people who support it need to rethink their actions. When smartphones cost upwards of $900, which is MORE THAN the cost of a average gaming laptop, or just $300-400 less than a high end gaming desktop, people need to rethink their choices. Who in their right MIND would use mobile when its so much more limited? 128GB cap on storage, 4GB ram caps, minimal to no GPU's in phones and the CPU is run down garbage from 5+ seasons back. Its like people who game on consoles but even worse. It spreads the image that home PC's and laptops are a dying breed but it has so inferior hardware compared to what today's top-end(or even extremely poor end of non gaming systems for that matter) gaming desktops and laptops can do that it makes anyone who knows about these things(or has experienced them) skin crawl. Anything to do with mobile phones should be shot down immediately.

      Phones should stick to what phones are actually for. Talking and texting. Not taking over the web and gaming. 

      Also theres a chance this might affect those of us who use a actual computer as well. And I like things the way they are now. 

      Seriously people, I implore you to think about the consequences to those who like the way things are now and don't want something that works better on a PC to be optimized for mobile. Please think before voting. 

      Ok tl;dr but from what im getting is you dont like the idea of people using mobile to go on here....?

      Changes over the wiki for us on computers, to be honest, we can adapt. This IS the 21st century, and we are the 'age of technology'......remember when the theme became bright blue? (Or maybe not idk how long ago it was) everyone did freak out for a bit, but then they managed to get around it and continue as usual. Some peple were even SAD when it was reverted to the dark theme. 

      Also in this growing technological age more and more people use mobile phones for things like this; if it wasn't the intention, mobile phones wouldnt be designed for gaming and surfing the net, so somethings are worth being made accessible for everyone. Saying that you dont want the wiki to change for mobile users makes visiting the wiki on laptop and mobile and making it an enjoyable experience no matter which one you use mutually exclusive. Which, sorry about this, does seem a little unfair on those who dont have computer/laptop access. (Another plus, mobile data, can be used outside the home to access the wiki).

      The fact that we can optimize it for mobile means we open our doors to more people, and can widen our community, and there's been many times where ive just given up trying to access here because of the layout..... but hey improvements are awesome and appreciated I do Symbol support vote Support this idea. (And I thought it through :P)

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    • Dude it's totally fine whatever you wanna do with this

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    • Black Pearl 666 wrote: Not supporting this BECAUSE SALT. The mobile trend is SALTand the people who support it need to rethink their actions. When smartphones cost upwards of $900, which is MORE THAN the cost of SALT, or just $300-400 less than a high end gaming desktop, people need to rethink their SALT. Who in their right MIND would use SALT when its so much more limited? 128GB cap on storage, 4GB ram caps, minimal to no GPU's in phones and the CPU is run down garbage from 5+ seasons back. Its like people who game on consoles but even more SALTY. It spreads the image that home PC's and laptops are a dying breed but it has so inferior hardware compared to what today's top-end SALT can do that it makes anyone who knows about these things(or has experienced them) SALTY Anything to do with SALT should be shot down immediately.

      Phones should stick to what phones are actually for. SALT.

      Also theres a chance this might affect those of us who use SALT. And I like SALT the way it is now. 

      Seriously people, I implore you to think about the SALT to those who like the way things are now and don't want something that works better on a PC to be optimized for mobile. Please think before voting. 

      Couldn't resist.

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    • Vérité et Masques wrote:

      Black Pearl 666 wrote: Not supporting this BECAUSE SALT. The mobile trend is SALTand the people who support it need to rethink their actions. When smartphones cost upwards of $900, which is MORE THAN the cost of SALT, or just $300-400 less than a high end gaming desktop, people need to rethink their SALT. Who in their right MIND would use SALT when its so much more limited? 128GB cap on storage, 4GB ram caps, minimal to no GPU's in phones and the CPU is run down garbage from 5+ seasons back. Its like people who game on consoles but even more SALTY. It spreads the image that home PC's and laptops are a dying breed but it has so inferior hardware compared to what today's top-end SALT can do that it makes anyone who knows about these things(or has experienced them) SALTY Anything to do with SALT should be shot down immediately.

      Phones should stick to what phones are actually for. SALT.

      Also theres a chance this might affect those of us who use SALT. And I like SALT the way it is now. 

      Seriously people, I implore you to think about the SALT to those who like the way things are now and don't want something that works better on a PC to be optimized for mobile. Please think before voting. 

      Couldn't resist.

      Oh my god yes salty P

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    • [1] Oppose  JUST BECAUSE

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    • Symbol support vote Support but dont have time to explain

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    • Vérité et Masques wrote:

      Black Pearl 666 wrote: Not supporting this BECAUSE SALT. The mobile trend is SALTand the people who support it need to rethink their actions. When smartphones cost upwards of $900, which is MORE THAN the cost of SALT, or just $300-400 less than a high end gaming desktop, people need to rethink their SALT. Who in their right MIND would use SALT when its so much more limited? 128GB cap on storage, 4GB ram caps, minimal to no GPU's in phones and the CPU is run down garbage from 5+ seasons back. Its like people who game on consoles but even more SALTY. It spreads the image that home PC's and laptops are a dying breed but it has so inferior hardware compared to what today's top-end SALT can do that it makes anyone who knows about these things(or has experienced them) SALTY Anything to do with SALT should be shot down immediately.

      Phones should stick to what phones are actually for. SALT.

      Also theres a chance this might affect those of us who use SALT. And I like SALT the way it is now. 

      Seriously people, I implore you to think about the SALT to those who like the way things are now and don't want something that works better on a PC to be optimized for mobile. Please think before voting. 

      Couldn't resist.

      Dont EVER edit things I say. It makes me look bad and some people don't care enough to read the original message. I consider it an affront to me and anyone esle suffering from people who do this as well. Do not stick words I never say in my mouth.

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    • My apologies for laughing at it. I read the real thing and I agree that people don't use phones for their real purpose like they should.

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    • Black Pearl 666 wrote:

      Vérité et Masques wrote:

      Black Pearl 666 wrote: Not supporting this BECAUSE SALT. The mobile trend is SALTand the people who support it need to rethink their actions. When smartphones cost upwards of $900, which is MORE THAN the cost of SALT, or just $300-400 less than a high end gaming desktop, people need to rethink their SALT. Who in their right MIND would use SALT when its so much more limited? 128GB cap on storage, 4GB ram caps, minimal to no GPU's in phones and the CPU is run down garbage from 5+ seasons back. Its like people who game on consoles but even more SALTY. It spreads the image that home PC's and laptops are a dying breed but it has so inferior hardware compared to what today's top-end SALT can do that it makes anyone who knows about these things(or has experienced them) SALTY Anything to do with SALT should be shot down immediately.

      Phones should stick to what phones are actually for. SALT.

      Also theres a chance this might affect those of us who use SALT. And I like SALT the way it is now. 

      Seriously people, I implore you to think about the SALT to those who like the way things are now and don't want something that works better on a PC to be optimized for mobile. Please think before voting. 

      Couldn't resist.

      Dont EVER edit things I say. It makes me look bad and some people don't care enough to read the original message. I consider it an affront to me and anyone esle suffering from people who do this as well. Do not stick words I never say in my mouth.

      Just want to say again, I apologize for laughing and supporting this

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    • Would edit the post again as I'd be really funny, but a fight on this thread of all things would be bad. (Well, no, it'd be hilarious, but probably not in anyone's interest but mine)

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    • Vérité et Masques wrote: Would edit the SALT again as I'd be really SALTy, but a fight on this SALT of all things would be SALT. (Well, no, it'd be SALT, but probably not in anyone's interest but mine)

      Sorry, I had to, especially considering the events

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    • Since the edits are presumably going to the Wikia skin css, what does this mean for display of infoboxes for Monobook users?

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    • Ooh he asked a smurt question

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    • I agree with Black this trend is stupid. People think smartphones are the future of surfing the web, but in reality it isn't. PCs will always be better that's just a fact. Now does this means I oppose? No wikia can make the changes if they want to as long it doesn't screw up the website. Over all what i'm trying to say is stop acting like it's an amazing piece of technology and just accept that your phones has limits, But I guess that's a bit too much to ask for the herd like mentality of the average consumer.

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    • Hmm... |-:\

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    • Vérité et Masques wrote:

      Black Pearl 666 wrote: Not supporting this BECAUSE NaCl The mobile trend is NaCl and the people who support it need to rethink their actions. When smartphones cost upwards of $900, which is MORE THAN the cost of NaCl, or just $300-400 less than a high end gaming desktop, people need to rethink their NaCl. Who in their right MIND would use SALT when its so much more limited? 128GB cap on storage, 4GB ram caps, minimal to no GPU's in phones and the CPU is run down garbage from 5+ seasons back. Its like people who game on consoles but even more NaCly. It spreads the image that home PC's and laptops are a dying breed but it has so inferior hardware compared to what today's top-end SALT can do that it makes anyone who knows about these things(or has experienced them) NaClY Anything to do with SALT should be shot down immediately.

      Phones should stick to what phones are actually for. NaCl

      Also theres a chance this might affect those of us who use NaCl. And I like NaCl the way it is now. 

      Seriously people, I implore you to think about the NaCl to those who like the way things are now and don't want something that works better on a PC to be optimized for mobile. Please think before voting. 

      Couldn't resist.

      Me neither.

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    • Symbol support vote Support'in this, for the sake of mobile users

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    • Symbol support vote Support

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    • Black Pearl 666 wrote:
      Not supporting this. The mobile trend is ridiculous and the people who support it need to rethink their actions. When smartphones cost upwards of $900, which is MORE THAN the cost of a average gaming laptop, or just $300-400 less than a high end gaming desktop, people need to rethink their choices. Who in their right MIND would use mobile when its so much more limited? 128GB cap on storage, 4GB ram caps, minimal to no GPU's in phones and the CPU is run down garbage from 5+ seasons back. Its like people who game on consoles but even worse. It spreads the image that home PC's and laptops are a dying breed but it has so inferior hardware compared to what today's top-end(or even extremely poor end of non gaming systems for that matter) gaming desktops and laptops can do that it makes anyone who knows about these things(or has experienced them) skin crawl. Anything to do with mobile phones should be shot down immediately.

      Phones should stick to what phones are actually for. Talking and texting. Not taking over the web and gaming. 

      Also theres a chance this might affect those of us who use a actual computer as well. And I like things the way they are now. 

      Seriously people, I implore you to think about the consequences to those who like the way things are now and don't want something that works better on a PC to be optimized for mobile. Please think before voting. 

      You know the reason we have phones that do a lot more than calling? BECAUSE WE'RE CAPITALISTS WITH MONEY, THAT'S WHY. Also, my computer costs more than a phone.

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    • Black Pearl 666 wrote:
      Not supporting this. The mobile trend is ridiculous and the people who support it need to rethink their actions. When smartphones cost upwards of $900, which is MORE THAN the cost of a average gaming laptop, or just $300-400 less than a high end gaming desktop, people need to rethink their choices. Who in their right MIND would use mobile when its so much more limited? 128GB cap on storage, 4GB ram caps, minimal to no GPU's in phones and the CPU is run down garbage from 5+ seasons back. Its like people who game on consoles but even worse. It spreads the image that home PC's and laptops are a dying breed but it has so inferior hardware compared to what today's top-end(or even extremely poor end of non gaming systems for that matter) gaming desktops and laptops can do that it makes anyone who knows about these things(or has experienced them) skin crawl. Anything to do with mobile phones should be shot down immediately.

      Phones should stick to what phones are actually for. Talking and texting. Not taking over the web and gaming. 

      Also theres a chance this might affect those of us who use a actual computer as well. And I like things the way they are now. 

      Seriously people, I implore you to think about the consequences to those who like the way things are now and don't want something that works better on a PC to be optimized for mobile. Please think before voting. 

      Phones are actually just portable PCs :P

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      Phones are actually just portable PCs :P


      There is so much wrong with this statement its making my nose bleed and my skin to erupt in giant puss filled sacks.

      Phone's use an entirely different form factor and have different hardware and far more limitations than any desktop or laptop PC. 

      Just....ughhhhh Im gonna go pass out on my bed. I swear. Its 4:30 A.M. I can't be bothered with this right now. Ill fix this in the morning and write an entire page on my wall on why phones suck for anything but making calls and texting. Until then I'm gonna ask again that people stop editing what I type to put words in my mouth and stop quoting the above line. Please. Ill give a full rundown on my page tomorrow. Promise.

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    • As a top community, with lot of pages and users, I suppose we should do it. Of course, only if it means improving current CSS and not messing it up.

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    • Can I repeat my question? ("Since the edits are presumably going to the Wikia skin css, what does this mean for display of infoboxes for Monobook users?" In a way, my question is basically: will the people doing the edits who are not from here realize the Wikia CSS is blank and make their changes to the common css or not--and if not what would that mean for the infobox look in Monobook?)

      I would have waited (especially since it's the weekend and depending on the user, they might not be on), but something in me feared it getting lost when I believe it's an important question that needs to be answered.

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    • KawaiiKame wrote:
      Vérité et Masques wrote:

      Black Pearl 666 wrote: Not supporting this BECAUSE NaCl The mobile trend is NaCl and the people who support it need to rethink their actions. When smartphones cost upwards of $900, which is MORE THAN the cost of NaCl, or just $300-400 less than a high end gaming desktop, people need to rethink their NaCl. Who in their right MIND would use SALT when its so much more limited? 128GB cap on storage, 4GB ram caps, minimal to no GPU's in phones and the CPU is run down garbage from 5+ seasons back. Its like people who game on consoles but even more NaCly. It spreads the image that home PC's and laptops are a dying breed but it has so inferior hardware compared to what today's top-end SALT can do that it makes anyone who knows about these things(or has experienced them) NaClY Anything to do with SALT should be shot down immediately.

      Phones should stick to what phones are actually for. NaCl

      Also theres a chance this might affect those of us who use NaCl. And I like NaCl the way it is now. 

      Seriously people, I implore you to think about the NaCl to those who like the way things are now and don't want something that works better on a PC to be optimized for mobile. Please think before voting. 

      Couldn't resist.
      Me neither.

      Lol

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    • Citrusellaeditswikis wrote: Can I repeat my question? ("Since the edits are presumably going to the Wikia skin css, what does this mean for display of infoboxes for Monobook users?" In a way, my question is basically: will the people doing the edits who are not from here realize the Wikia CSS is blank and make their changes to the common css or not--and if not what would that mean for the infobox look in Monobook?)

      I would have waited (especially since it's the weekend and depending on the user, they might not be on), but something in me feared it getting lost when I believe it's an important question that needs to be answered.

      Quoting this because I feel it should be addressed too, but I have no answer myself.

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    • Vérité et Masques wrote:

      Citrusellaeditswikis wrote: Can I repeat my question? ("Since the edits are presumably going to the Wikia skin css, what does this mean for display of infoboxes for Monobook users?" In a way, my question is basically: will the people doing the edits who are not from here realize the Wikia CSS is blank and make their changes to the common css or not--and if not what would that mean for the infobox look in Monobook?)

      I would have waited (especially since it's the weekend and depending on the user, they might not be on), but something in me feared it getting lost when I believe it's an important question that needs to be answered.

      Quoting this because I feel it should be addressed too, but I have no answer myself.

      I ban you for having no answer.

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    • Pikadot wrote:
      Vérité et Masques wrote:

      Citrusellaeditswikis wrote: Can I repeat my question? ("Since the edits are presumably going to the Wikia skin css, what does this mean for display of infoboxes for Monobook users?" In a way, my question is basically: will the people doing the edits who are not from here realize the Wikia CSS is blank and make their changes to the common css or not--and if not what would that mean for the infobox look in Monobook?)

      I would have waited (especially since it's the weekend and depending on the user, they might not be on), but something in me feared it getting lost when I believe it's an important question that needs to be answered.

      Quoting this because I feel it should be addressed too, but I have no answer myself.
      I ban you for having no answer.

      I'm pretty sure Monobook will still work, none of these changes should affect the performance on any platform except mobile, but I'm not part of Wikia's engineering team, so that's just an educated guess.

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    • Akrivus wrote:

      Pikadot wrote:
      Vérité et Masques wrote:

      Citrusellaeditswikis wrote: Can I repeat my question? ("Since the edits are presumably going to the Wikia skin css, what does this mean for display of infoboxes for Monobook users?" In a way, my question is basically: will the people doing the edits who are not from here realize the Wikia CSS is blank and make their changes to the common css or not--and if not what would that mean for the infobox look in Monobook?)

      I would have waited (especially since it's the weekend and depending on the user, they might not be on), but something in me feared it getting lost when I believe it's an important question that needs to be answered.

      Quoting this because I feel it should be addressed too, but I have no answer myself.
      I ban you for having no answer.

      I'm pretty sure Monobook will still work, none of these changes should affect the performance on any platform except mobile, but I'm not part of Wikia's engineering team, so that's just an educated guess.

      I'm fairly sure infoboxes in Monobook (and Monobook as a skin, obviously) will still work; I'm just wondering if: a) they'll take Monobook into account when adding the code to change the look of the infobox, b) if not--how drastically different the infobox will look, and/or c) if there's a reason they're only mentioning editing the Wikia/Oasis skin css (i.e. the code somehow won't work in Monobook or something).

      AFAIK, the changing of the infobox code wouldn't change the functionality of the infoboxes on the desktop but would require changes to the css to keep their look because they use different ways of "grabbing" the look than the old infobox code, and if the css it needs to keep the look is only in Wikia.css, infoboxes wouldn't take on that look for Monobook users (and if Monobook has no frame of reference for CSS, they'd probably look like this... :-/ ).

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    • Symbol support vote Support Despite me not liking mobile, like, at all, the portable infoboxes are often easier to code and deal with on desktop, which is nice. There are some features that I would still like to be added, such as tabber and in-line styling (such as having the background color change to custom colors), but in general it works quite well! And supposedly tabbers are in the works; I don't know about the in-line styling, but hey! Fingers crossed!

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    • Support since I use mobile!

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    • Symbol strong support vote Strong support pleeeeeeeease.

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    • Symbol support vote Support

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    • [1] Support

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    • Citrusellaeditswikis wrote: Since the edits are presumably going to the Wikia skin css, what does this mean for display of infoboxes for Monobook users?

      Monobook can actually be specifically styled with the new infoboxes. If you have Monobook styling requests, please send them to my Message Wall, as likely not everyone in this thread will be interested in the intricacies of Monobook.  :) Links to particular infoboxes you're Monobook-worried about would be super helpful!

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    • Support, although I rarely use mobile.

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    • Symbol support vote Support because I'm forced to use mobile when I don't have a computer available and its annoying as hell 

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    • CzechOut wrote:

      Citrusellaeditswikis wrote: Since the edits are presumably going to the Wikia skin css, what does this mean for display of infoboxes for Monobook users?

      Monobook can actually be specifically styled with the new infoboxes. If you have Monobook styling requests, please send them to my Message Wall, as likely not everyone in this thread will be interested in the intricacies of Monobook.  :) Links to particular infoboxes you're Monobook-worried about would be super helpful!

      I'm just hoping they won't look like what seems to be the ugly default styling! XD I'm probably not the best person to ask about specific stylistic requests on this wiki (mostly because I'm neither a hardcore editor nor reader), but I was just looking to make sure Monobook wouldn't be left out more than anything else. :P

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    • Symbol support vote Supporting

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    • Symbol support vote Support I support this with my utmost support in a supportive, supportively way!

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    • Hey again guys :)

      So our engineer has dropped by an decorated a draft of a new, more portable version of your CharacterBox, which you can find at Template:CharacterBox/Draft. To see it in action on a live page, check it out at Dr. Priyanka Maheswaran.

      Whatcha think? Are there any things you'd like us to change before making it go live?

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    • I really like the layout

      Still Symbol support vote Supporting

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    • CzechOut wrote:
      Hey again guys :)

      So our engineer has dropped by an decorated a draft of a new, more portable version of your CharacterBox, which you can find at Template:CharacterBox/Draft. To see it in action on a live page, check it out at Dr. Priyanka Maheswaran.

      Whatcha think? Are there any things you'd like us to change before making it go live?

      What if we decide to change the CharacterBox template (like adding new sections or changing the appearance)? Shall we have to change the draft version so the mobile users will be able to see the difference?

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    • No. The way it goes is this. You guys compare the /Draft to the current version. You then tell us if there are any changes you'd like to see. But let's draw a reasonable line under the discussion, and say that by Monday we'll have addressed the concerns you've expressed over the weekend. Then the /Draft is moved to the actual {{CharacterBox}}. At that point, the code goes live, and it's like any other template. You can tinker with it afterwards, tweak it, change new sections, even tweak the appearance — and then those changes go live to desktop/mobile/every type of user, just like what happens when you edit any other template.

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    • CzechOut wrote:
      No. The way it goes is this. You guys compare the /Draft to the current version. You then tell us if there are any changes you'd like to see.

      I'd like to see that they don't have any difference (hope it's possible).

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      • So... can whatever was done to make it look nice be placed in Monobook or a common place that all skins use? Because I'm sitting over here like the kid someone accidentally forgot at a rest stop and had to turn around for. :-/ (That is, the infoboxes are the ugly default styling in Monobook but not in Oasis, which is the exact thing I was trying to avoid by asking specifically about Monobook during discussion upthread...)

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      • If you're still alive and reading this:

        • Colors like "lightgray" or "red" are not working for the BGColor section as seen here.
        • Can you make the FontColor section for the template? White text looks undreadable in some templates as seen here.
        • If you changed the infoboxes design, why don't you change the Character Box with Tabber' design? It's not like mobile users will see it, since it's not drafted, but it wouldn't look alien for deskctop version if you do.

        Thanks in advance~

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      • Excitingly, we're debuting a new feature in PIs within the next 24-48 hours that will allow you to effectively have the tabbed experience of your current infobox pictures. More to come as it goes live!

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      • i like the old one : (

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      • Citrusellaeditswikis wrote: So... can whatever was done to make it look nice be placed in Monobook or a common place that all skins use? Because I'm sitting over here like the kid someone accidentally forgot at a rest stop and had to turn around for. :-/ (That is, the infoboxes are the ugly default styling in Monobook but not in Oasis, which is the exact thing I was trying to avoid by asking specifically about Monobook during discussion upthread...)

        Hey :) Your request hasn't been forgotten, but it's a matter of priorities. The vast majority of users see Oasis. So we just wanted to get that right first. Almost all the styling that happens for Oasis can be mimicked in Oasis by the use of an additional, simple �CSS class.

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