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Right, this forum is Drake's idea and not mine, he just didn't want to create a forum on his own. So now he can post here about his ideas for redesigning the main page. Kaido King of the Beasts (talk) 12:31, May 9, 2016 (UTC)

Thanks Kaido! Anyways, like Kaido said I have a couple of proposals in mind for redesigning the main page of the wiki. The main page is usually what new users and visitors see when they come to the wiki and having an attractive main page can help draw new users in. My first proposal is to give the scrolling navigation gallery bar (the one with episode guide, the manga, animal species, and merchandise tabs) an upgrade. The new navigation bar would look something like the one from this wiki http://dragonage.wikia.com/wiki/Dragon_Age_Wiki (the one with one big square and 4 smaller rectangles). Not only would this give the front page a nicer design, but it would allow us to add more information as well. It's also very easy to navigate with a touchscreen, perfect for our mobile users. In addition, we would need to update the some of the pics. Surely, there are better pics from Dressrosa than just the colosseum itself...My other proposal would be adding a place for latest blogs on the front page. You would be surprised how many people have trouble finding blogs sometimes. This would make it easier for visitors to find our latest blogs without them having to go looking for it. So yeah, feel free to leave suggestions and any constructive feedback Roranoa Drake II (talk) 13:48, May 9, 2016 (UTC)

Discussion

The blogs thing sounds good, but I can see the debate about making the main page touch screen friendly lasting for months...

Never forget the terrible events of July 8th 2014 14:54, May 9, 2016 (UTC)

Making image slider thing touchscreen friendly is only one of the benefits to adding it. Technically the current one is touchscreen friendly too, but there's only 4 things you could touch... Roranoa Drake II (talk) 15:37, May 9, 2016 (UTC)

I'm fine with adding recent blogs to the main page. I guess a column (similar to what we have on the wiki activity) on the bottom right of the page would be a good location for the blogs?

As for the new pictures.... I wholeheartedly support the idea of getting new pictures. Dressrosa's arc is ending soon in the anime, so maybe we can have a picture of them celebrating Doflamingo's defeat when that episode come out? And we can update the manga picture as well to reflect either the ending of Zou Arc (something to do with the new alliance, maybe?), or the beginning of the new arc (though I'm not quite sure what picture to use yet).

I'm up for updating the front page's slider, but not in the same way as Dragon Age's slider. I feel like it just don't work well with the rest of the page. While making our wiki touch-screen friendly is important, we also have to keep the aesthetic design in mind. But I'd be up for something between our current slider and Dragon Age's slider. Jademing (talk) 20:57, May 11, 2016 (UTC)

I've never been a fan of the wiki's main page, mainly because I don't like the color yellow but it is indeed in need of a redesign. Instead of the Dragon Age slider, I suggest the one from avatar.wikia.com. Besides the slider, I suggest that the rest of the main page gets reworked too, as well as the mobile main page. MavikVCT (talk) 21:52, May 11, 2016 (UTC)

More then fancy stuff, the main page just need a redesign of the template style. That alone would give a "refresh" look to it without even touching the layout or the template themselves, just the style. After all the main page doesn't seem to lack content. We could start from there and then see if we want to do anything else. Also a bit of suggestion: Wikia has his own mobile app for one piece, I created a badge for my wiki but I think it should also be relevant here. I can make it for here too if you guys like it. leviathan_89 23:23, 11 May, 2016 (UTC)

I'm all up for updating the templates. The templates are sorely outdated, and unfortunately, it's not just the templates on the main page that have the problem. I'd try to redesign the templates myself, but I just don't know enough coding to do that and we don't have a lot of users that are experts with coding on here =( Jademing (talk) 01:49, May 12, 2016 (UTC)

@Mavik, I don't really like the Avatar slider at all. It's not very touch-screen friendly, which is not what are we looking for. Furthermore, it's more of a hassle to navigate than our current slider, and we should make our slider as simple as possible for viewers to navigate, while keeping the same amount of content. And this is just my personal opinion, but it feels like it's even more outdated than our current one. So yeah, I don't really like the Avatar slider... Jademing (talk) 01:49, May 12, 2016 (UTC)

I agree with most people that there should be a slider, I also support the idea of revamping the main page, update "Do You Know?", add page portal, revamp the news section and many others.

So when should we start?

Joekido (talk) 04:23, May 12, 2016 (UTC)

I can try to revamp things but I don't know where to test it tbh... leviathan_89 13:04, 12 May, 2016 (UTC)

Adding a recent blogs section would be nice. A lot of people new to wikis might not know how to find blogs the usual way, so having them on the main page like on the [Bleach wiki http://bleach.wikia.com/wiki/Bleach_Wiki] might help. Videogamep Talk 20:53, May 12, 2016 (UTC)

Anything to make this wiki not look like it's trapped in 2007 would be a vast improvement. I lean towards the dragon age style, but but the avatar one isn't bad. I just really want to see true improvement either way!

I think this forum needs to be divided into sections to discuss separate topics. JustSomeDude...  Talk | 22:29, May 12, 2016 (UTC)

We can make the main page similar to this: http://lost.wikia.com/wiki/Main_Page

Joekido (talk) 22:53, May 12, 2016 (UTC)

Adding the recent blogs section would be a nice quality of life update as I had trouble finding blogs here the first time I visited this place. Also the dragon age slider would be a great thing to throw in as well. It looks very fancy and works great on my Nexus 10 HiddenAssassinxxXX (talk) 02:13, May 13, 2016 (UTC)

I just want to point out that all the fancy sliders you see on other wikis are generally used because they have portals or are gaming wikis (therefore list different game versions). I think the native wikia slider is more then enough for us tbh. leviathan_89 16:43, 13 May, 2016 (UTC)

I like the Dragon Age slider, and I do feel we could have a little update of our slider purely for the fact that we have something new on our main page. Aurora[1] | Yes? 16:54, May 13, 2016 (UTC)


Hey guys, Roranoa Drake II reached out to me and let me know that there was interest in implementing the Dragon Age Wiki sliders on this wiki. While User:Leviathan_89 is right in that there is a learning curve in implementing the sliders, once you get the basic concept it is extremely powerful. Roranoa asked if I would be able to spare some time to assist and so long as your team is willing to do the bulk of the heavy lifting, I can provide some lessons learned, guidance and assist in troubleshooting. Unfortunately, Wikia is no longer the best way to get a hold of me so please reach out to Roranoa for my contact information when you've gotten underway. --Tierrie (talk)17:09, August 2, 2016 (UTC)

Sections

I think there's definitely sections we don't need on our mainpage too. The sidebar is especially cluttered when compared to the rest of the page. There's also sections that could be more helpful to us that we don't have. And tweaks to sections we already have that could be done.

My thoughts are the following sections should be removed:

  • Spoiler warning
It's 2016, people. Does a wiki really still need a spoiler warning? Very few that I've seen have them still.
  • Guidelines and Rules Warnings
It's great to warn people of our policies, but I don't think their current spot on the main page helps us when placed above content. A single link to our Guidebook might be nice, but placed lower on the page. We live in an age with content mods, we don't need to place so much weight on the image guidelines anymore.
  • Did you know?
This section seems kind of outdated, useless, and immature. Do we really need it?
  • Affiliates
This might need to be a separate discussion, but I don't think affiliate wikis really help us all that much, and putting them on the main page isn't that helpful. Rather than get rid of affiliations, what if we made a page for affiliations that had small blurbs about the other wikis and put them in the Guidebook or something?

From the sidebar:

  • Content
I don't get what this box is for. Just a box with links to broad content? How does that really help us?
  • Mythbusters
This box with a link to the Mythbusters page isn't helpful. More on that later.

Here's my thoughts on things that need to be tweaked/added:

  • Blogs Section
This was mentioned already, it's a great idea. Should be featured prominently in any new page design
  • Current events
We should have the infobox images from the chapters/episodes when available. Might also be nice to add one for the newest movie/special, as well as game.
  • Random Mythbusters template
One of our most unique and useful articles, it might be nice to automate a template that can take random sections from our mythbusters page to highlight that page.
  • Animanga Box and Shonen Jump Box
Animanga just needs to leave the sidebar. Both need to have have a variable size/width.
  • Social Media
We should have a twitter box or something. Something that visually highlights our social media, not just a series of links, as it is now.

Anyone else have ideas/responses? JustSomeDude...  Talk | 22:29, May 12, 2016 (UTC)

Get rid of the Reminder and Warnings, Note to Editors, Content and side Animanga boxes. The length of Mythbusters is a slight issue. Do we needed really the One Piece Sites section? Finally affiliates should stay.BestyTalk 22:52, May 12, 2016 (UTC)

I think the spoiler warning is still useful, as we can point to it when someone complains about this and such being a spoiler Kaido King of the Beasts (talk) 22:55, May 12, 2016 (UTC)

Spoiler warnings are never needed. I see nothing wrong with Did You Know. It just needs to be updated. I don't see how it can be considered "immature". SeaTerror (talk) 00:06, May 13, 2016 (UTC)

I agree with Kaido about the spoiler section. The Did You Know section is pretty out of date, though. Some of the stuff there is interesting, but most of it is stuff that people would get from reading the manga. It would be better to include more behind the scenes stuff like the bit about how Zoro was originally meant to be on Buggy's crew. Videogamep Talk 02:30, May 13, 2016 (UTC)

Keep but update the "did you know" template. However I would move it to the sidebar and make it so that it displays only a random fact each time. leviathan_89 12:01, 13 May, 2016 (UTC)

So here are my thoughts as of right now:

Spoiler Warning- It's a no-brainer that when you come to a wiki that you are bound to be spoiled one way or another. However, we should keep it because better safe than sorry. There's always going to be some people who will complain and then go to other fan sites saying, "OMG THE WIKI SPOILED ME AND THEY DIDNT WARN ME"

Did You Know- Perhaps we could update it with more "mature content". An example would be "Did you know that Pizarro of the Blackbeard Pirates was based off the real life conquistador?" And like Vid said before some behind-the-scenes stuff as well would be a nice touch.

Affiliates- This just takes up space. It doesn't really add anything so just relocate it.

Social Media- Get rid of the Tumblr stuff. I'm pretty sure Jade was in charge of that and we ended up abandoning it. It's welcome to stay if anyone is willing to volunteer to maintain it.

Blogs- Definitely should be on front page.

Site News- Something that would notify visitors when a new chapter or episode is released would be good.

Choosing images for the slider is a separate discussion I guess. That's all I have to say for now.

Roranoa Drake II (talk) 16:09, May 13, 2016 (UTC)

Just get rid of the spoiler warning, it should be logical for everyone.

Update the Did you know section, it doesn't need to go. I like Vid's and Drake's ideas.

Having one link to the guidelines is good enough. Don't mind having it gone either.

Affiliates should stay. Animanga box, ehhhh, don't really care about this one.

Get rid of the content section. I support the mythbusters changed as proposed by JSD

Big yes to chapter infobox pics and blogs. Social media, ehhh, ours is not that active, is it..? Aurora[1] | Yes? 17:03, May 13, 2016 (UTC)

I'm not too sure about the chapter images... that's because we usually have them way too late to add them when we update the current events. If you want to add something, I'm using a random image template for my wiki, I could import it here if you like it. leviathan_89 17:11, 13 May, 2016 (UTC)

I remade from scratch the main page and this is my first draft (I had to separate left and right column due to the Wikia sidebar). I tried to mimic the style of https://one-piece.com/ . The theme (red&grey) is very different from our standard one (yellow&sand), if you don't want to change it that much I can try edit the images to fit our theme. Some stuff I can still add:

I can confirm it can be easily made with our classic yellow&sand theme. leviathan_89 22:13, 14 May, 2016 (UTC)

That looks like an amazing first draft! However, I was kinda hoping we could use the dragon age slider instead since a few people in the forum are in favor of using it. Perhaps we could test that out and see how it would look Roranoa Drake II (talk) 22:21, May 14, 2016 (UTC)

I kinda like to go ahead and update it now... the current template are a mess and a nightmare of copy&pasted old deprecated codes, so they need to be fixed anyway. If everybody finds my version acceptable, I would like to start updating the templates, also because it would be easier to judge the overall theme from the main page instead of a test page. From there, we can discuss what to change or to add/remove:

  • We can surely add the dragon age slider, however I would expect it to be quite complicated so I need time to understand how it works. Beside that, if you didn't notice it their slider have sub-menus, so you also need to start thinking how we will make the menu structure. Imo, it is overly complicated for our needs (we also need to use other images) and the current slider already does a nice job, however there is no harm in trying.
  • Atm "my version" uses red, but as I said we can try a yellow version and then decide which one we prefer.
  • We can discuss if there are other feature we want to add. leviathan_89 11:18, 15 May, 2016 (UTC)

I've uploaded the screeshot of both "version". I like the red theme more, but the yellow theme is good too and is consistent with our current overall theme. leviathan_89 21:25, 15 May, 2016 (UTC)

I love the color red and despise the color yellow, so I definitely support the former. The rest of the redesign is awesome as well. Kaido King of the Beasts (talk) 21:42, May 15, 2016 (UTC)

I'm kind of partial to both options, really. Though I do kinda like browns and yellow as it seems to fit the "Straw Hat" theme to me. More red certainly isn't a bad thing. If we do change to red, does someone have photoshop and could change the tint of of current background to red? JustSomeDude...  Talk | 21:53, May 15, 2016 (UTC)

Do you mean File:Wiki-background? I can try... but it's not only that. Anyway, as I said before I'd really like to start updating the templates, so can I at least start with the yellow theme since it's not a big change while we discuss if we should use the red one? By seeing it "live" we can also evaluate better what things can be changed or added. leviathan_89 22:04, 15 May, 2016 (UTC)

I did mean that image. And I'd day yeah, go for updating templates now. But stick to yellow, that may be a point of contention. JustSomeDude...  Talk | 22:13, May 15, 2016 (UTC)

In my opinion the red looks much better than the yellow. The red makes everything really pop out and eye catching. Also, like Leviathan89 suggested earlier, perhaps adding an image gallery of the Straw Hat Pirates underneath the slider would be a good idea as well HiddenAssassinxxXX (talk) 01:25, May 16, 2016 (UTC)

I played around with some possible red tints for the background: pale, bright, and dark. Not sure which one would work best if at all, but at least we have some options.

On a related yet shifting note, what if we changed our background? I can live with our current one, but it is kind of dull, so perhaps if anyone has ideas for that we could try it out? Kaido King of the Beasts (talk) 01:35, May 16, 2016 (UTC)

Initial revamp completed. Now:

  • Decide if red or yellow (or whatever)
  • Update the theme accordingly (Special:ThemeDesigner, .wikitable and probably check other "wiki pages").
  • Discuss what to add/change in the main page. (Main character gallery? Dragon age slider?)
  • Expand {{Did You Know}} leviathan_89 11:27, 16 May, 2016 (UTC)

The white on bright yellow is straining for me to read, I think red will be better.

Also, the main column isn't as long as the side column, so that presents the opportunity to possibly add other stuff to it. Why not add the Quote Section that people seemed to like but went nowhere? Kaido King of the Beasts (talk) 11:35, May 16, 2016 (UTC)

True, I tried to add a shadow to make it more readable, but in that case I'll just make the text black (try to hard-refresh the page now). About the right column, I also wanted to add the twitter widget, but either I access the twitter account or whoever he can should follow this guide. leviathan_89 12:19, 16 May, 2016 (UTC)

Few things. I agree with Kaido about yellow being an eye-sore. Personally I'd go with the red. Nothing says new like a fresh coat of paint. Also, I'm still in favor of using the dragon age slider. It's unique and would make our wiki really stand out among the others. Is it possible if we could test it out and see how it would look before whether or not we decide to implement it? As for the Strawhat Image Gallery, maybe we could add a few of the antagonists there too. I guess below the slider would be the best place for it if we decide to add that in Roranoa Drake II (talk) 16:09, May 16, 2016 (UTC)

Of course it's possible to test it out, however it's not that easy... that slider use a combination of templates, CSS and possibly JavaScripts it's not just a matter of copy and paste. If you didn't notice it also has a menu with a tree-like structure, so for now you can think about how you will make it here (what to put inside), just to start things. leviathan_89 16:35, 16 May, 2016 (UTC)

It's a work in progress for things we could add to the dragon age slider. Feel free to jump in and make any changes or suggestions http://goo.gl/9vZuyd http://goo.gl/J51YgW Roranoa Drake II (talk) 13:12, May 17, 2016 (UTC)

This dragon slider looks cool and it would fresh up the wiki, not sure what categories it should have but the idea is still nice. The changes that has already been made looks great. Changing the color is also nice but im not sure thats the right red color. -- Jess Talk k   16:36,5/24/2016 16:36, May 24, 2016 (UTC)

I've just copied it from https://one-piece.com/ leviathan_89 17:40, 24 May, 2016 (UTC)

Not bad for a rough draft Roranoa. You might want to make a few adjustments to it and make 3 more of those since the dragon age slider has 5 images. Leviathan89, how long do you think it would take to implement this if you were to make a hunch? On another note, can't we simply adjust the shade of red with Adobe Photoshop? And what ever happened to the Twitter thingy? HiddenAssassinxxXX (talk) 14:00, May 25, 2016 (UTC)

  • I don't know, I didn't start yet, sry I was quite busy.
  • As I said I used the same red https://one-piece.com/ used and of course we can use any color we want. I made the images actually in B/W therefore the "coloring" is done by CSS. Exactly why do you think it's the "wrong" red?
  • About Twitter, I'm waiting a response actually. Either I have to access to the account or who can has to follow this guide. leviathan_89 18:35, 25 May, 2016 (UTC)

Sorry, I've been busy that last few weeks as well. So here are some thing I have to say about the following issues as of writing:

Twitter- Kage, Jopie , and Jade are currently the three users in charge of maintaining it.Although it's worth noting that there hasn't been a new Tweet in 10 months, so perhaps we should do something about that as soon as possible.

Slider- still working on it. It's coming along nicely and much better than the original draft I posted

Color- Not sure how to go about this. I personally am fine with the current red, but some people say that the red is "too dark"

Roranoa Drake II (talk) 16:02, May 31, 2016 (UTC)

So JSD informed me about the twitter thingy today, and I got around to making the widget and adding it to the main page. Woohoo for that!

I like the current yellow on the templates on the main page and I think we should stick to it, since it keeps to our color scheme on the whole wiki. But I'd suggest making the yellow a tad darker, so the yellow don't jump out to you. Jademing (talk) 20:24, May 31, 2016 (UTC)

The yellow has to stay since the yellow comes from Luffy's straw hat which is which is also the Straw Hats color scheme. SeaTerror (talk) 20:53, May 31, 2016 (UTC)

Yes, that's the thought behind it but it's not like we are bound to use the straw hat theme. It's our choice after all. I personally don't mind the yellow theme, however I would change the color of the buttons. Blue doesn't fit in at all. Anyway if you guys want to see how the red theme look, we could try it out for a few days, otherwise you can also try it for yourself using CSS, just use this code to change the color:

/* Main table */
.mainpage-module {
	background: #ebe3d8 url("http://vignette2.wikia.nocookie.net/onepiece/images/e/e8/Module-body-bg-transparent.png/revision/latest?cb=20160514213816") repeat;
	border: 1px solid #840000;
}
/* 1st header */
.mainpage-module-title {
	background: #840000;
	color: #fff;
	text-shadow: none;
}
.mainpage-module .mainpage-module-title:first-of-type:only-child {
	background: #840000 url("http://vignette4.wikia.nocookie.net/onepiece/images/5/55/Module-header-bg-transparent.png/revision/latest?cb=20160514215315") top left no-repeat;
}
/* 2nd header */
.mainpage-module-header {
	background: #aaa;
	color: #840000;
}
/** Specific templates of the main page **/
.mainpage-content td:hover {
	background: #840000;
	color: #fff;
}
.mainpage-content td:hover a {
	color: #fff;
}

You can use firefox/chrome tools or a script like PortableCSSPad (very useful to try CSS). You can also change the values to try other colors. leviathan_89 15:23, 1 June, 2016 (UTC)

What about the idea of changing the colors frequently? Rather than pick something for next 6 years, we change it monthly or something. Like around halloween, we theme the colors and background based on Luffy's Thriller Bark colors, or something like that.

Also, Levi there's a potential replacement background you could experiment with that I uploaded to File:Wiki-background. Might be nice to have comparable screenshots of the wiki with red and yellow themes.

And I really like the main page boxes. Do you think you could update the MediaWiki:Community-corner to match that style?

Thanks for all your help with this, it really does look great. We're pretty lost right now without many (or any) editors that know much about code. JustSomeDude...  Talk | 19:34, June 1, 2016 (UTC)

I prefer more to adopt a more stable theme. Obviously I don't mean we cannot change it again for the next XX years, simply we will change/update it when we feel it might be the case. What are you suggesting is more "seasonal themes" (halloween, xmas, other events... heck we can change the background to promote movies too if we want) but those will last a couple of week at best, therefore we should return to the "main theme" when the "event" ends. For the "main page style" it's actually quite simple to use it, they are just a bunch of CSS classes: mainpage-module for the table, mainpage-module-title for the title (the one with the image) mainpage-module-header for just an header. Example:

Title
Header
Body

leviathan_89 14:19, 2 June, 2016 (UTC)

Today is the big day folks! Dressrosa finally concluded in the anime after 2.5 years! So now we can go ahead and replace that Colosseum pic on the slider with this http://i.imgur.com/YwwcQsy.png

Speaking of slider I finished the first "tree" aka stuff we will put into the 5 boxes. I already made a tree for the big box http://i.imgur.com/N4gCQtq.png Before I continue to make the other 4 I want to know how Dragon Age slider is coming along

That's all for now

Roranoa Drake II (talk) 14:00, June 12, 2016 (UTC)

There is no way that tree is going to fit anywhere. SeaTerror (talk) 22:31, June 12, 2016 (UTC)

Alright time for some updates folks~

First off I finished another one of the trees for the slider. This time for the manga tab, so now only 3 remain http://i.imgur.com/RQwvpIy.png

As for the dragon age slider itself, not sure how much progress Levi has made with it. I tried to contact the creator of the slider, but he hasn't been on wikia in a month. I left a message on his talk in central, but still no reply. I'll see if any of my other friends who know code can help us out. And just as a reminder for those who forgot what the purpose of the trees I am making are, it's for the information we will put into this http://dragonage.wikia.com/wiki/Portal:Component/Slider

Wiki Background

Not sure about the rest of you guys, but I have yet to find a suitable background for our wiki. I once saw a cool Burning Blood background a few weeks back on our wiki because ad block was off for me, but by the time I went back to screenshot it, it was gone...

StrawHat Image Gallery

This has not been brought up much since the idea was first introduced. Hopefully once we have the dragon age slider up and running, we can the add the strawhat image gallery underneath to make our main page even more stunning. Here is a concept art of what the Strawhat image gallery would like http://i.imgur.com/cDv5HUK.png Obviously this was put together in a rush and I used paint too. With the right tools like photoshop we can put together something much more nicely. Right now in my draft the colors are off, the images aren't very cropped well (I barely managed to squeeze Nami's boobs in), and the resolution is very poor

Replacing the anime image on the slider

Right now we're leaning toward replacing the colosseum image with this http://i.imgur.com/LTZ1lVr.png

That's it for now! If you have any feedback or suggestions please it here! Roranoa Drake II (talk) 15:44, June 18, 2016 (UTC)

Actually, I think this image (or a section of it) would be better, since it is Zou Arc after all, and the Grand Fleet formation is really only a couple-chapter thing. Kaido King of the Beasts (talk) 17:17, June 24, 2016 (UTC)

I'm sorry guys but I don't even started looking at that dragon slider template since it's quite complicate and first I need to understand if he requires additional codes (like JS/CSS). About the main page slider, keep in mind that in order to have the best result we should use images that are exactly 670 x 360px. See Help:Galleries,_Slideshows,_and_Sliders/wikitext. leviathan_89 17:22, 24 June, 2016 (UTC)

Tough call on the slider image. They both look great. Perhaps a vote is in order. Also Leviathan, when do you think you'd be able to look into the slider's code? Also have you guys considered putting a timer on the front page for chapter releases? HiddenAssassinxxXX (talk) 18:15, June 29, 2016 (UTC)

Another tree is done, this time for the anime http://i.imgur.com/M4xEduQ.png I'm in midst of a breakthrough Roranoa Drake II (talk) 15:45, July 15, 2016 (UTC)

Just another update. I've reached out to users from other wikis to help us out with the creation of the Dragon Age slider. In the mean time while I sort everything out, I encourage our coders and Levi if he has time to take a look at this page http://dragonage.wikia.com/wiki/Help:Portal Portals are the key to making the slider work  Drake Talk f  🐉  19:55, July 25, 2016 (UTC)

I know I may be a little later than expected in this, but yes, do at least keep the "Do You Know" section it constantly updated. Otherwise, it should just go. We should keep the Spoiler warning just because it IS spoilers, no matter what. Our affiliates are important to us, so keep. And guidelines, a link to the entire thing would do. Yata Talk to me 22:10, August 19, 2016 (UTC)

Slider Implementation

So the new slider is 98% complete. All that left is adjusting the font and color (adding text shadow too). I just wanted to double check that a majority of the community is still on board with the new fancy slider. Here is a very good idea of what the final product will look like http://i.imgur.com/0EgLVY3.png All the tabs are fully functional just like the one on DA Wiki. This fancy slider will be the only other one of its kind and give our wiki's front page a fresh new look. Images can easily be adjusted and changed and I can do it upon request when New Movies or story arcs are released. This slider will also provide more content when clicked upon and give mobile users or those with a touchscreen a unique and easier experience  Drake Talk f  🐉  16:20, August 19, 2016 (UTC)

The new slider looks really cool indeed. Im guessing it will be like a "menu" in our front page but on the slider. Pretty neat. Dinosel (talk) 16:29, August 19, 2016 (UTC)

It look awesome! 100% support :D HiddenAssassinxxXX (talk) 16:34, August 19, 2016 (UTC)

I approve. Awaikage Talk 16:45, August 19, 2016 (UTC)

Looks awesome! Really clean Meshack (talk) 17:04, August 19, 2016 (UTC)

Eye suhpurt Kaido King of the Beasts (talk) 17:48, August 19, 2016 (UTC)

Everybody supports it. SeaTerror (talk) 18:29, August 19, 2016 (UTC)

It could be worse, I support it. Pau D. Seven (talk) 19:01, August 19, 2016 (UTC)

Looks great but I'd like to see a functional version of it before adding it to the main page, not just a sccreenshot of it. Jademing (talk) 20:12, August 19, 2016 (UTC)

I'm all for it. --Jojo risin' (talk) 20:15, August 19, 2016 (UTC)

Fuk ye. Lest do it OralceKnightArk (talk) 20:38, August 19, 2016 (UTC)

LEEEEEROOOOOOOY JEEEEENKIIIIIIINS (that counts as support right) MizuakiYume (talk) 20:59, August 19, 2016 (UTC)

I do like how it is looking now. Update the Dressrosa arc to the current movie 13. Of course, do keep it further updated showing Big Mom fighting the Sanji Retrieval Team (when the situation arises). Yata Talk to me 22:05, August 19, 2016 (UTC)

Looks good to me. Videogamep Talk 05:09, August 21, 2016 (UTC)

We probably still have to fix some links here and there, but I think the slider can already be put on the main page. If you want to take a look: {{Slider2}} (I kinda regret naming it "Slider2", I should've just renamed the old one "Slider Old"). leviathan_89 14:28, 23 August, 2016 (UTC)

We should wait until everything is 100% and go through it with a fine comb before moving it the front page  Drake Talk f  🐉  14:41, August 23, 2016 (UTC)

Disregarding what I said earlier, we moved it to the front page even with ~99% completion. Now I'm going to make another section for feedback and suggestions  Drake Talk f  🐉  13:03, August 28, 2016 (UTC)

I may be late, however I really like the current front page of this wiki and wonder how long will we have it before it becomes out of date

Joekido (talk) 02:30, October 2, 2016 (UTC)

Feedback and Other Suggestions

This section is for visitors and users to give feedback about the project as well as make other suggestions to improve the wiki for the better. One suggestion I heard earlier was to give the chat box a nice revamp and make it more appealing so new users are enticed to click on it and thus draw more people onto chat. It will also make our wiki look nicer as well. And of course the images on the chat box can be changed easily later(we can even use gifs as well) later, but for now it's just a test run for a few days  Drake Talk f  🐉  13:08, August 28, 2016 (UTC)

No. Awaikage Talk 13:18, August 28, 2016 (UTC)

Chatbox looks weird with an image. Can barely make out text. JapaneseOPfan :: Talk 13:19, August 28, 2016 (UTC)

Looks cool. Very eye catching HiddenAssassinxxXX (talk) 13:20, August 28, 2016 (UTC)

Nvm, seems like some sort of glitch made the image look darker than it was set to be. Right now it looks fine. JapaneseOPfan :: Talk 13:31, August 28, 2016 (UTC)

Apparently levi changed it. Any image is fine when it's paler. JapaneseOPfan :: Talk 13:32, August 28, 2016 (UTC)

Yes, using an image with full opacity behind text is a bad practice because you usually cannot make out what's inside it. Currently I used an image with 50% opacity. leviathan_89 13:34, 28 August, 2016 (UTC)

Thumbs up. I also vote for a better image on the slider. The current one has alright art but it isn't exactly stunning. JapaneseOPfan :: Talk 13:36, August 28, 2016 (UTC)

I say yay to the Chat Box image. I liked the slider, though. Boy-Yo (talk) 13:40, August 28, 2016 (UTC)

Yay to the chat box image thing as well. It makes a mostly white page look gr8 OralceKnightArk (talk) 13:41, August 28, 2016 (UTC)

Well looks like Levi made the chat box thingy even more amazing. gg Levi  Drake Talk f  🐉  14:34, August 28, 2016 (UTC)

Okay now the chat module looks decent. Good job Levi. Awaikage Talk 14:48, August 28, 2016 (UTC)

The image is fine. Don't use gifs though. SeaTerror (talk) 18:00, August 28, 2016 (UTC)

Chatbox already looks 3.7 times better than before :D Dinosel (talk) 18:41, August 28, 2016 (UTC)

@Jopie: you see it like that because your resolution. For example I see it like this. leviathan_89 18:42, 28 August, 2016 (UTC)

I'm digging the new chat box. Nice job guys. Montblanc Noland :: Talk 20:10, August 28, 2016 (UTC)

Suppose the chat box could be a lot worse.BestyTalk 20:17, August 28, 2016 (UTC)

New chat box is fancy~ Caught my eye the moment I got on. MizuakiYume (talk) 22:55, August 28, 2016 (UTC)

Yeah, does look better than the dull white before. We can change the picture later, updating it with the corresponding sagas. Yata Talk to me 23:33, August 28, 2016 (UTC)

@Levi Any idea why it looks like this for me? Videogamep Talk 23:02, August 29, 2016 (UTC)

Bump, it still looks like this for me too.--Xilinoc (talk) 00:51, September 5, 2016 (UTC)
Try disabling certain browser extensions or custom css if you have any enabled. Also make sure your javascript is up to date. If the issue still persists just leave your exact browser version and screen resolution here and I'll look into it.You can use these http://www.whatsmybrowser.org/ and http://www.whatismyscreenresolution.com/  Drake Talk f  🐉  00:55, September 5, 2016 (UTC)
Firefox and Chrome, resolution is 1280x800 on a Macbook. Have the same problem as Xil and Vid. Jademing (talk) 01:19, September 5, 2016 (UTC)
IE 11 (I know, I know) resolution is 1920x1080. Videogamep Talk 03:34, September 5, 2016 (UTC)
Hard refresh and look now. Notice any difference?  Drake Talk f  🐉  03:50, September 5, 2016 (UTC)
The picture's aligned properly now, but the "sail into the world of One Piece" text still overlaps a bit with "animal species." Videogamep Talk 17:22, September 5, 2016 (UTC)
Alright great, so I zeroed in on the problem. I removed a small line of code that centered the image for the original dragon age slider. Although this line of code should have been vestigial for the most part, I guess leaving it in there caused issues for a select few. Could you please screenshot what it looks like now?  Drake Talk f  🐉  20:58, September 7, 2016 (UTC)
Here. The text at the bottom still overlaps a little. Videogamep Talk 21:52, September 7, 2016 (UTC)
Problem's fixed now. But I wonder if we can change the picture for "Sail into the world of One Piece" because it looks awkward for us with smaller screens. Jademing (talk) 00:48, September 10, 2016 (UTC)
You are welcome to suggest new images. leviathan_89 12:39, 10 September, 2016 (UTC)

I'm sorry, but I have no idea how that happens and since I cannot test it myself it's hard to "investigate". However if an hard refresh partially fix that, maybe the issue is on your end. leviathan_89 17:44, 5 September, 2016 (UTC)

Hello to all. I know it may seem quite a stupid question, but where can I find the pictures that were used in earlier slides(before the current one)? The art is so EPIC!! thanks in advance.   Geraldonx (talk) 10:18, October 8, 2016 (UTC)

Seasonal Changes: Month of October

Hello everyone so now that October is here and the bulk of the main redesign (save for a few minor things) is done, I think it's time we should focus on more fun stuff. Seasonal changes! Our main page looks much better than it started that's for sure, but why don't we add some holiday spirit to our main page too? It's nice to give the main page a fresh look around the holidays as opposed to keeping the same thing all year round. So in this section we'll be focusing on the month of October specifically. That's the month of Halloween :D So far here's an idea of what the main page could look like for October (and every October to come) http://i.imgur.com/77Uumjm.png (I messed up a line of code so everything became orange, I intended for only the edges to be orange on the template) So here you will see the template color has changed along with a new seasonal slider pic. And here would be the proposed wordmark the wiki would use in October http://i.imgur.com/Q1mSmaq.png It's also possible to make a few bats fly around in the main page through the use of js too! So any suggestions, feedbacks, concerns on the matter will be greatly appreciated!  Drake Talk f  🐉  20:57, September 30, 2016 (UTC)

Sure but it doesn't need to be like that for the whole October. Awaikage Talk 21:02, September 30, 2016 (UTC)

Actually if it was supposed to be the edges only, then I don't mind that much. Awaikage Talk 21:18, September 30, 2016 (UTC)
Looks like we will use this wordmark now http://i.imgur.com/IIrfmfc.png  Drake Talk f  🐉  14:00, October 1, 2016 (UTC)

Keep the black edges but we should also bold the black text to make it more pronounced since it's a Halloween color. SeaTerror (talk) 22:22, September 30, 2016 (UTC)

I like it. But needs to be spookier :D Dinosel (talk) 22:27, September 30, 2016 (UTC)

I wholeheartedly support JapaneseOPfan :: Talk 03:56, October 1, 2016 (UTC)

Don't make the headers and the body of the same colors... there are basically 3 type of content you have to change:

  • mainpage-module-title - the main header
  • mainpage-module-header - a secondary header
  • normal cell content.

If you want I can double check your codes. leviathan_89 07:37, 1 October, 2016 (UTC)

I was in a rush, so I accidentally made everything orange for the screenshot. I was thinking orange borders/headers, maybe black background, and white text? Whatever would look nicer.  Drake Talk f  🐉  14:00, October 1, 2016 (UTC)

Sure Aurora[1] | Yes? 10:45, October 1, 2016 (UTC)

Orange background with black bold text. — Preceding unsigned comment added by SeaTerror (talk • contribs). Please sign your posts with ~~~~ next time! 19:41, October 1, 2016 (UTC)

Seasonal Changes: Month of December - Mid January

Hello everyone so now that December and the holiday season is upon us, it's time to revisit making seasonal changes to the wiki in an effort to be in the holiday spirit from now on! So in this section we'll be focusing on the month of December-mid January specifically. That's the month of Christmas and a bunch of other holidays :D So far here's an idea of what the main page will look like for December/January (and every December/January to come) http://i.imgur.com/cMbmn3P.png So here you will see that once again, the template color has changed along with a new seasonal slider pic. The light blue will also be used on the wiki navigation bar and this shade of white (snow white) will be used as the wiki background color http://www.color-hex.com/color/ced1d0 And here would be the proposed wordmark the wiki would use this time around http://i.imgur.com/YiBq2GU.png (if anyone has photoshop and a better proposal then by all means go ahead) I would also like to make it so it will snow on part of the main page as well through the use of js. Here is a working example http://onepiecespam.wikia.com/wiki/One_piece_Wiki Any suggestions, feedbacks, concerns on the matter will be greatly appreciated!  Drake Talk f  🐉  21:09, November 26, 2016 (UTC)

I'm going to shoot down the snow suggestion, since it will slow down loading articles on older computers and phones/tablets. Also, I'm open to a seasonal change again, but I dislike the colors, particularly because they look terrible with the background. Suggested background color also doesn't work, imo. Try a different seasonal background to suit the suggested colors better? One Piece does offer quite a fair amount of official seasonal art, which we could edit for the purposes of a seasonal background. Jademing (talk) 21:18, November 26, 2016 (UTC)

Why blue? Red would be a much more holiday-themed color. Awaikage Talk 21:21, November 26, 2016 (UTC)


I think the snowy blue looks nice. Not sure about the offwhite background though. Montblanc Noland :: Talk 21:25, November 26, 2016 (UTC)

^The snowy blue looks great HiddenAssassinxxXX (talk) 21:26, November 26, 2016 (UTC)

No animated snow. Blue works, but how about we have a red or otherwise Christmasy one for the week leading up to Christmas, so say from 19th to 26th, and blue for the rest of winter?

Never forget the terrible events of July 8th 2014 23:04, November 26, 2016 (UTC)

I agree with Nova here. Maybe a different snow/ice themed wordmark too? JustSomeDude...  Talk | 03:33, November 27, 2016 (UTC)

Blue > Red. Also LET IT SNOW Godess of Time Dimaria (talk) 21:41, November 27, 2016 (UTC)

Blue looks good. PieceEnrik  talk  co 21:57, November 27, 2016 (UTC)

I like snow. Also, the blue looks good. SayuriDarling | You’ll understand why storms are named after people. 22:16, November 28, 2016 (UTC)

The new blue is good. Color of the winter :D And icy logo and the snowing is cool to DiamondKnight42 (talk) 22:08, November 30, 2016 (UTC)

Blue > Festive colors. Gotta take those with religious restrictions into consideration. I like JSD's idea of a new icy logo too. Also, I'm desperate for some snow. Maybe just on the home page or the activity feed for people worried about it slowing down the server. JapaneseOPfan :: Talk 22:26, November 30, 2016 (UTC)

I like it. The background would do better as a blue hue, I guess. The snow sounds pleasant, and I think it may be possible for tablet or smartphone users who choose to avoid Mercury (the officially supported skin for them) to hide the snow. In any case, I would suggest at least putting it on the Minks page or everywhere except the mainpage, considering the performance premium there :)

I think it's gonna be pretty hard to work out a more festive color scheme for the hols that uses the same background. -SPD 22:50, November 30, 2016 (UTC)

Don't use that snow, it goes over the content. Import w:c:dev:MediaWiki:SnowStorm.js or it:MediaWiki:Wikia.js/snow.js instead. leviathan_89 23:23, 30 November, 2016 (UTC)

Uh, blue is better. It just looks nicer on the site than red, I suppose.

Night TalkThere is a terror way beyond that of falling.

I am against having snow. The front page and wiki activity takes longer to load on my laptop now, and I don't even want to think about how much it slows down older computers. I haven't seen a noticeable difference in loading articles though, but then I haven't checked many articles with the snow yet. We want to make this wiki available for everyone to read, not make it impossible for people on phones and older computers and tablets unable to load the site at all. Just take the snow off, it's definitely too much, and so not necessary at all =/

Secondly, why blue? Blue is generally not a good color to pair up with red. Blue and red isn't even festival to many people. Just switch blue with green, and you have a much more festival-looking appearance. Jademing (talk) 22:16, December 1, 2016 (UTC)

The blue is fine. And the snow hasn't changed anything. Looks lovely HiddenAssassinxxXX (talk) 22:20, December 1, 2016 (UTC)

Exactly what hidden said. I would've prefered an ice blue background as well but the red is definitely growing on me with the snow. JapaneseOPfan :: Talk 23:53, December 1, 2016 (UTC)

Windows Vista with an old ass pc user here. Everything is running fine. Haven't noticed any longer loading times or any issues. The snow is lit fams . And the blue looks great right now. Great job! Godess of Time Dimaria (talk) 01:47, December 2, 2016 (UTC)

Is the snow supposed to go over the editing window? Cuz that's really distracting. Also, I think the blue background would look better as well.

Also, if this going to be a continuous discussion for every seasonal change, it shouldn't continue to be discussed as an active discussion. A project page would be better. JustSomeDude...  Talk | 04:00, December 2, 2016 (UTC)

This snow javascript is only supposed to run in the background, it won't get in the way of articles. And I've tested it on older pcs, and I didn't run into any issues, pages load just fine. It won't even show up on mobile or tablets because they use the mercury skin by default (most site traffic on mobile/tablet uses mercury). Only Oasis users will see the snow and it looks beautiful and running smoothly for me right now. As for the background the red looks great with the blue navigation and wordmark tbh. And for for future seasonal changes, this will probably be the last major one for a while, but a project page sounds like a good idea  Drake Talk f  🐉  04:12, December 2, 2016 (UTC)

Yeah I'd say the current colors are fine. I'm really starting to like the red background. Snow should be okay if it works like Drake says. Awaikage Talk 14:09, December 2, 2016 (UTC)

For me the red looks good, it's a nice shade of red and it brings a christmas feeling. The white is also oki but the baby blue, I'm with Jade here. When you think of christmas I don't think of baby blue, to me it doesn't go well with the red. When you think of christmas its red, green, white even gold and silver. As for the snowing part, that would look good depending where you have it and if it's going to snow all the time or if you can put some kind of time set. -- Jess Talk k   09:12,12/3/2016 09:12, December 3, 2016 (UTC)

I like the current theme. I don't think the icy blue is meant to evoke Christmas, but rather "winter" and it does indeed. leviathan_89 09:26, 3 December, 2016 (UTC)

Current theme looks amazing. Don't usually comment here, but just wanted to let you guys know SandGodAjeel (talk) 13:46, December 3, 2016 (UTC)

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