Forum:Front Page Design (Again)

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Wikia, our fine hosting service, is redesigning the Monaco skin, the layout system. This New Style will force a redesign on our front page (and perhaps others).

Of the several changes will be the addition of an ad space in the upper right corner of every page, including the main page. This will screw up the neatly formatted front page we currently use. Wikia has provided some new tags to help with the layout issues.

We also need a new (or updated) logo, as the current one is being replace with a different sized one.

The Monaco skin also has some very nice dynamic menu's on the left column. I'm thinking of removing the "Major sections" block in favor of moving those items into the menu.

There are also more Customizations that can be added to make the look even more consistent.

So suggestions for ordering of content. The current page design demands two columns (one with the ad space at the top), so we'll be using that format. Is there any new information or different layout you'd like to see?

Tjoneslo 19:12, 6 June 2008 (UTC)

Update: A new experimental, still in progress Main Page is being worked on. Feedback required. Tjoneslo 00:17, 9 June 2008 (UTC)

Update 2: According to the New Style discussion, Wikia was supposed to roll out the new layout today (10-JUNE-2008). It has been delayed for one week (to 17-JUNE-2008). I'm hoping to get some feedback and or comments, and then update the main page on Monday (16-JUNE-2008) in anticipation of the changes.

With this new change I'll also need to update the Image:wiki.png image which shows up in the upper left corner. Tjoneslo 17:52, 10 June 2008 (UTC)