Talk:Main Page dev

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Today I've upgraded MediaWiki to 1.31. It has quite a few new features, you can see here: Also looking into changing the theme a bit to something more modern. If you guys have any ideas, post them here. Also, on the homepage I see the "Template:NUMBEROFVIEWS" isn't showing correctly, please resolve that. --PJK (talk) 10:53, 23 August 2018 (UTC)

It looks like the "Template:NUMBEROFVIEWS" has been deleted from MediaWiki 3 years ago. See [1] and [2]. I suggest using "... and contibute to our 47,695 edits." with template {{NUMBEROFEDITS}}. Regards, --Martinss (talk) 21:09, 28 August 2018 (UTC)
Moreover, this version of the main page isn't showing correctly on my (wide) screen [3]. I just edited it (using the more modern version I made a while ago). Undo if you think it's necessary. Regards, --Martinss (talk) 21:09, 28 August 2018 (UTC)


Several aricles has been deleted yesterday by User:Dsiuth_swaed (vandalism). Could someone restore them ? Here are the concerned pages : Cross, Category:Big Cube methods, 3x3x3 Blindfolded, Wiki, Alexander Lau, Gilles Roux, Gans, US Nationals and Open 2008 --Martinss (talk) 11:52, 30 September 2018 (UTC)

Working on it, though when I go back to Restore the deletion log I'm getting "Some or all of the undeletion failed: Invalid or missing revision.
You may have a bad link, or the revision may have been restored or removed from the archive."
Annoying. Looking into it now. --PJK (talk) 14:46, 30 September 2018 (UTC)
I found some old revisions in the Wayback Machine and copy them here: Gilles Roux/old revision, Cross/old_revision. Also, it seems that registred users cannot edit the "broken" pages (Cross, Wiki, Alexander Lau, Gilles Roux, US Nationals and Open 2008) (getting "edits conflict"). --Martinss (talk) 21:33, 1 October 2018 (UTC)
I was thinking that route worse case, but want to figure out why I'm having this issue. 2 questions you may know the answer to: 1) how can we prevent this issue from happening again? and 2) Registered users can't edit "broken" pages, what do I need to do to solve this? I've searched and don't see any options to adjust this. I know the basics of Mediawiki but otherwise new to it. --PJK (talk) 03:49, 2 October 2018 (UTC)
I don't know many things about wikis too but I found this : according to Mediawiki website, this could be Database inconsistencies (maybe due to errors during Mediawiki update). There are a script to solve this (FindAnomalies.php). Someone else had a similar problem after update (here) and the given solution is PopulateRevisionSha1.php. I can't really help more... --Martinss (talk) 15:53, 3 October 2018 (UTC)
I've tried those with no luck, still working at it. Have it noted, I'm away for the coming couple weeks but will try further in when I'm back. I'll paste the latest revision I see for the deleted pages on the discussion of the page. Nice homepage! --PJK (talk) 09:26, 6 October 2018 (UTC)

Better Homepage?

Having a look at another puzzle wiki, the homepage has a list of facts and a bit easier navigation for new people to the site. I like the layout and format. Should we modify this homepage to be a bit more inviting or leave it as is? --PJK (talk) 08:37, 1 October 2018 (UTC)

I (just) started something : User:Martinss/Better main page. Is that the kind of things you think of ? --Martinss (talk) 21:36, 1 October 2018 (UTC)
That looks better I think, though on mobile the alignment is a bit off. Looking good - we just need to focus on making it responsive. --PJK (talk) 03:22, 2 October 2018 (UTC)
On the desktop version of the homepage the most viewed icons are left aligned. You think it would be better centered? --PJK (talk) 09:02, 21 October 2018 (UTC)
The homepage looks pretty good, perhaps we should have a section at the top to introduce people to speedcubing first? Things like How to Solve a Cube, Intro to Speedcubing, How to Compete, How to Practice, BLD Tutorial, etc. What do you think? --PJK (talk) 11:55, 4 December 2018 (UTC)
You are NOT having a mobile-only webpage. Sock6OfPiotrGrochowski — deal with it (talk) 05:46, 8 December 2019 (UTC)
The version you propose looks super tight on alignment, see here: Do you have any suggestions for resolving that? We don't want mobile only, we want a responsive site as most of the traffic comes on non-desktop devices. --PJK (talk) 08:59, 8 December 2019 (UTC)

On one of the Microsoft Windows environments out there, it looks like this: . I suppose it was designed for the older Monobook theme of MediaWiki, before this wiki switched to Timeless. I haven't studied graphic design, so I can't say for sure what sort of alignments would work the best.

When designing, make sure to test out the various font weights. For example:

The quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog.
The quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog.
The quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog.
The quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog.
The quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog.
The quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog.
The quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog.
The quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog.
The quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog.

400 is regular, 700 is bold. In my environment, it looks like this: (note that 500 appears the same as 400 in that screenshot, that's because the font I use, DMCA Sans Serif 9.0, does not have the 500 weight).