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Wikipedia To Get New Look

 7:07 pm on Mar 26, 2010 (gmt 0)

Wikipedia To Get New Look [blog.wikimedia.org]
In April, the Wikimedia Foundation is rolling out the first of several significant changes to the user experience of Wikipedia as part of our usability and user experience program.

We are changing our default look to a new theme we call “Vector” which makes essential functions easier to find.
Editing pages will be easier, thanks to a new editing toolbar that makes it easier to insert links and tables, and a built-in “cheatsheet” to access help for the most commonly used functions.
All users will also see that the site layout has changed noticeably. We’ve simplified the site navigation, relocated the search box to satisfy user expectations and to follow other web standards, reduced some of the clutter, and made sure that the new features work with different resolutions, browser formats, and window sizings.



 6:02 am on Mar 29, 2010 (gmt 0)

I notice that they have also made some nice refinements to the mobile version. Collapsible regions for example.



 6:24 am on Mar 29, 2010 (gmt 0)

I hope they do not ruin it, I go there for text not for Flashy theme.


 7:36 am on Mar 29, 2010 (gmt 0)

This is definitely a good news. They should study further improvement regularly & always.Search Box to be on the right or middle,results to be in alpha order of the term, best one to be bold,all links with the keyword(s)to be bold/color.


 9:49 am on Mar 29, 2010 (gmt 0)

They should have Ajax editing or at least make it more user friendly. Their editing GUI is rather cryptic.


 12:32 pm on Mar 29, 2010 (gmt 0)

Their editing GUI is rather cryptic.

That might be on purpose. The person editing really has to want to add something, not just toss in something casually.


 7:11 am on Apr 1, 2010 (gmt 0)

The default look was comfortable , however in the process they must make sure that they don't make it too cluttered.

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