The table of contents now is sorted by last edit. Is this ok, or should we use article creation date (since the new ones are highlighted anyway)?
--Amafirlian 12:47, 29 April 2007 (UTC)
At the moment it's completely your call: since you are almost the only contibutor. as the number expands I'd like to fold topics together, and use alphabetical ordering.
--Karl Horton 17:00, 29 April 2007 (UTC)
Changed the Table of Contents to Recent Changes (last 15), plus a link to the full list. Still looking into a true alphabetically ordered list...
--Amafirlian 14:04, 30 April 2007 (UTC)
Amafirlian, I love the "badge"! - can it be a strip 4 across the top of the page, just under the links?
--Karl Horton 17:46, 8 May 2007 (UTC)
Thanks Karl! It can be, but I was wondering whether that would work on lower resolution screens (where it would result in a horizontal scrollbar). In this case it is a vertical scrollbar which is already there.
But I'll give it a try... (later this week).
--Amafirlian 21:11, 9 May 2007 (UTC)
--Peter Jepsen 10:26, 11 May 2007 (UTC)
Answering my own question I hope: I guess it's the 5 picture thumbnails next to the news? The reason I didn't see them is that they're not visible in Firefox.
--Peter Jepsen 10:31, 11 May 2007 (UTC)
Ha - that's strange - I use Firefox and IE at the same time, but have a preference for Firefox - when I saw that the badge was gone I assumed that Amafirlian was working on it, but it was that I'd switched browsers. It's a problem that the current "badge" isn't compatible with firefox. I had a quick look around and see that the Marvel database (http://marveldatabase.wikia.com/Main_Page) has a random page feature that does work for firefox - needs some investigation.....
--Amafirlian 19:00, 11 May 2007 (UTC)
Installed firefox, and after some searching found that I used getElementsByClassName which is not yet supported in firefox 2 (will be in firefox 3), and I used innerText instead of innerHTML. Looks like it works now! (clear your caches to refresh the code)
--Amafirlian 22:57, 11 May 2007 (UTC)
And work it does. :) Good job! Amafirlian, just out of curiosity, what is your daytime job?! :)
--Peter Jepsen 07:34, 12 May 2007 (UTC)
Confirmed ok in firefox and IE. I much prefer the horizontal layout for the badge.
On a related topic Rafael improved the site logo (I approve of this effort: getting the front page to look right greatly improves the new-user experience) and he tried a version with rounded corners using transparent pixels. I found that worked ok on firefox but not IE.
Amafirlian, you can see the attempts in the change log for Wiki.png - any ideas how to make that transparency work in both browsers?
Karl, I accidentally reverted the Main logo, and I don't even know to what version. Anyway, I then tried to upload a version that has rounded corners using transparency. Is this the effect you were looking for? Apparently IE doesn't handle PNG transparency in 8-bit correctly. It works on 24-bit PNG though.
--Amafirlian 22:49, 13 May 2007 (UTC)
I'm having trouble uploading a new version: I think this one by Rafael is better: subtle-rounded-corners can you try uploading it?
--Karl Horton 09:01, 15 May 2007 (UTC)
Corrected some noise in the image as well...
--Amafirlian 20:45, 15 May 2007 (UTC)
Changed the recent changes into latest articles because my small changes were pushing recent articles out of the view.
--Amafirlian 14:17, 20 May 2007 (UTC)
Firefox problems again: table of contents now lists as undefined.
--188.8.131.52 16:53, 20 May 2007 (UTC)
I'm also experiencing repeated annoying behavior of Wikia that it logs me out as soon as I return to a page I was editing.
--Karl Horton 16:56, 20 May 2007 (UTC)
Solved the Firefox problems (apparently doesn't know outerHTML). Sorry for the inconvenience! Also added the "new" behaviour (showing wich pages have changed content).
--Amafirlian 22:45, 21 May 2007 (UTC)
I've been using the link argument of the Geomag template for my last couple of pages, and I like it. I think using links means that one doesn't get a representation on the "what's new" badge. Anything can be done about that?
--Karl Horton 14:52, 30 May 2007 (UTC)
Unfortunately not. The difficulty is being able to get a list of the latest pictures. This is not possible on linked images. I tried to get around by creating a special page (e.g. External Image: Truncated Dodecahedron) and then use Special:Linksearch/*.static.flickr.com to get a list of all the external links, but unfortunately the Special:Linksearch page can not be embedded.
I still think that you should upload (small version) pictures to populate this Wiki. By the way, we have been upgraded to version 1.10, and the Special:ImportFreeImages is there. I was a bit surprised at what it actually does. For example using the word "geomag" doesn't seem to retrieve any of our pictures that are tagged with "geomag".
--Amafirlian 22:27, 30 May 2007 (UTC)
Great: that's suddenly happened - I agree, btw, that uploading a small image is appropriate - I just couldn't get a straightforward workflow going.
I'll play later. Wikia are anally retentive about rights, and I suspect that they are only seraching for "appropriately tagged" images on flickr - which if so will be a pain, because we'll have to go and nag people to adjust their picture rights.
It needs some research.
--Karl Horton 23:16, 30 May 2007 (UTC)Once you put proper rights to it (and wait for Flickr to have processed it), you can easily import it (see Image:Alternative Geomag Cube.jpg). Unfortunately you can't see the image in the uploaded page anymore, but when used in a link it works: . This seems to be a bug in 1.10...
--Amafirlian 23:36, 30 May 2007 (UTC)