Mediawiki:Sidebar

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Kunda1
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Mediawiki:Sidebar

Postby Kunda1 » Tue Dec 18, 2018 11:08 am

Here's everything you wanted to know about the Mediawiki Sidebar
https://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Manual:Interface/Sidebar

Our Sidebar is at: https://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Manual:Interface/Sidebar

I personally find the sidebar very hard to utilize.
  • It's long (goes off screen) which perhaps we can collapse or modify?
  • It has a lot of info on it that doesn't flow when I read it, the names of the links have extraneous words that make them take up 2 lines instead of 1
    Ex. Navigating in the 3D space, Working with workbenches etc..
  • We can nest similar subjects like

    Code: Select all

    Working with:
      Workbenches
      Constrains
      Meshes
    
  • My preference is to have the Recent Changes link in some portion of the first section of the sidebar, that's what I'm used to and how I check the activity of a wiki.
Couple of things: The sidebar changed when we updated to a new mediwiki version. Whatever happened to the old sidebar ?
also I recognize that translation will be affected, hence I'm willing to learn what that would be to merit 'invasive-enough' editing?
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Re: Mediawiki:Sidebar

Postby yorik » Tue Dec 18, 2018 1:07 pm

I'm all for simplification too. Indeed there should be only a handful of very simple items...
Translation is not such a big issue I suppose, it's not a lot of text anyway