This page is for discussing the contents of Front Page.

Restructuring the Front Page

I've always felt that the top part of the front page is a confusing mix of information. The existence of a separate, equally mixed-bag Welcome to the Wiki page, with some redundant information, bothers me. Here are some ideas I have to improve both pages. Everybody's thoughts? —NicholasBarry, 9/23/2011

  • Merge the content from both into the Front page, and make the Welcome page into sort of an expanded version of the Front page (i.e. more explanation). (I'm already starting to work on this.)
  • Relocate some items on each page to other Welcome pages (e.g. Help Edit the Wiki, Explore the Wiki, Explore Sacramento, etc. - someone visiting the Welcome page as a visitor to Sacramento may be bewildered to find information about how to create an account, use your real name, etc.

Logo issues

The SacWiki logo's background color doesn't match in Safari in OS X. Not sure what the fix is, probably has to do with using a non-sRGB color profile. —PhilipNeustrom

Actually, it looks fine in FireFox/PC and too dark in IE7/PC. I'm certain it's because the image is a PNG. PNG's always look too dark in IE and Safari due to the way that those browsers read the PNG file. Here, use this GIF instead: http://i164.photobucket.com/albums/u17/analogpanda/logo.gif

AndyFord

Thanks Andy, but I think our wiki software is hard-coded to use a png logo. —CharlesMclaughlin

The most likely culprit that the logo color doesn't match the background color is because the image was in CYMK mode when it was saved as an *.png. It doesn't seem like a problem until you realize that the html hex color code is based on RGB. Good luck! —MasumiWatanabe

Link colorings

Is it just me, or does the link color seem really light? I find it uncomfortable on my eyes. You know that feeling you get when you look at something blurry — that there's something wrong with your eyes? That's the feeling I get when I look at the links on the sacwiki. —CovertProfessor

Looks fine to me and I've checked multiple monitors. —CharlesMclaughlin

I should be clearer — it's readable. I can see it. But I find it unpleasant on my eyes. It's too light for a link, imo. In fact, I don't like the whole color scheme — it seems very washed out to me. —CovertProfessor