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Kirkburn
BertH
Ohmyn0
• 12/2/2016

Fandom research: updating the page header

Hey Scrubs Wiki!

One of our current projects is to look into updating the page header area - that is, the area which currently contains the wordmark, local navigation and contribute button.

Page header - current

Page header area highlighted

We want to make sure the page header area is as useful as it can be - both for the newbie who has never visited your wiki before and for the experienced editors. We're also keen on making the mobile and desktop experience feel a bit more connected.

We've been spending some time looking into what improvements could be made, and you can read much more about our research and findings on this Community Central forum post.

A test concept

As a result of this research, we've come up with a potential concept for how the page header could look:

Though the layout is somewhat different, it retains much of the existing content - the wordmark, navigation and contribution options.

We think placing the wordmark top and center will help emphasise your wiki's identity, while the reorganised links should make it easier for a newbie to get to know your wiki. In particular, while the main links are hidden initially, you can quickly browse a wide overview of the wiki's content by clicking 'Read'.

As an initial test concept, it is not a final design (indeed, work is still ongoing on this concept right now) and it is subject to significant changes. We could end up going in a very different direction, as other concepts are being explored.

We plan to enabling this test on Scrubs Wiki over the holiday break to get feedback on the concept and to obtain data on how it's used. No specific changes will be needed, and it's very simple for us to switch on and off.

Thanks for reading, and feel free to let us know your thoughts!

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Kirkburn
BertH
Ohmyn0
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• 12/13/2016

Is this still happening? :-P

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• 12/14/2016

Hello! We’ve now enabled the test concept on your wiki, which all visitors will see. The changes may take up to 24 hours to be visible to all users.

There are a few known issues to be aware of:

  • The random page button is not currently present in this test concept - feel free to add it to your navigation links.
  • Existing limits to navigation still apply (e.g. 4 level one headings, 7 level two headings).

If you have any feedback, please do let us know below or via Special:Contact/feedback!

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• 2/16/2017

Hi! Later this week we will be retiring this test concept, meaning it will be removed from all wikis where it is currently displayed - afterwards, the page header will return to the standard layout.

For more info about the test results and our future plans, check out this Community Central forum post.

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