User talk:Al hubbard
Mid and low slot pages
Hi! Thank you for tackling the low and mid slot pages. :) I was just wondering: what did you mean by "reduce dependency on headings"? Why did you want to use fewer headings? – Noemie Belacqua 02:55, 8 December 2016 (CST)
- I probably should have said "header". Previously, every item had a separate header, and then one line describing the item. I thought this made the page feel cluttered and made it difficult to distinguish one section from another. It also made the table of contents huge and unwieldy. Headers are usually for paragraphs of text, or totally separate things like on the lexicon, and when they have a single like beneath them they just take up too much screen space. I'm not totally married with the format I changed it to, and I'd love to improve it further, but I think it does a better job than the headers did. --Al hubbard (talk) 12:16, 8 December 2016 (CST)
- OK, that makes sense. I agree that your design is less cluttered, and until (if we should ever decide to do so) we expand the description beyond one line of text I think we should definitely keep it. The only downside to omitting headers is that we can no longer link directly to a module group, but at the moment there isn't much need for it.
- For uncluttering the TOC, there is a MediaWiki template to limit the "depth" of headers that show up in the TOC, but after some brief fiddling I was unable to get it to work on our wiki. – Noemie Belacqua 02:56, 9 December 2016 (CST)
- Yeah, seems like this wiki is running a few versions behind.
- I agree that if we add a lot more detail to the module descriptions headers would probably be the way to go, but there just isn't much to be said for most of them. For modules that require more information we should provide a link to a different article, like Afterburner Details or Smartbombs or Turrets. I'm wary of including stats on these pages, since that will require a lot of regular upkeep as balance patches change things. Best to have the stats in one place, like a database, and reference that info some how. --Al hubbard (talk) 15:01, 9 December 2016 (CST)
Thank you for completing the cleanup of the skills table at Clone States! I had started but had to leave before I could finish; thank you for picking up the slack! – Noemie Belacqua 13:03, 21 January 2017 (CST)