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Jan 29, 2011, 8:46 AM
Post #4 of 7
Op 29 jan 2011, om 17:29 heeft MZMcBride het volgende geschreven:
Re: Checkered background on file description pages
[In reply to]
> Platonides wrote:
>> MZMcBride wrote:
>>> There was previous discussion about this, but more discussion is
>>> apparently. Is site-wide CSS the best way to do this? Would a
>>> toggle on the
>>> file description page make more sense? User preference?
>> It's easy to add such "preference" as a gadget.
> That requires installing the Gadgets extension, copying over the
> pages, and then explaining to users how to activate the
> functionality. That
> seems a bit less than ideal.
> I read over the previous discussion about this (on mediawiki-cvs, I
> and I still don't understand the exact issue with everyone seeing a
> checkered background. There was an arbitrary distinction created
> editors and readers and a theory was put forward that readers could
> see a checkered background, but that it was quite helpful to
> editors. I
> think readers would like to know as much as editors whether a
> background is
> white or transparent, and a checkered background is the standard way
> to do
For a while I had pretty much the exact same thoughts like "What is
for readers ? What does it matter ?"
But after reading that thread I'm starting to understand and kinda
agree with it.
Compare the following two pages (when logged out):
Although as me, being a graphic designer, I'd say: "Ah, SVG that's
Vector is obviously better and I see that it's transparent as well."
But I can imagine an end-user thinking. Hm... Why is this .svg
whatever thing distorted ?
It's got these squares all over it. I'll use the other one.
Now in this case there there's a choise (I linked to both versions),
but that's not always the case.
It may be hard to imagine as being a technologically advanced/
experienced user, but I believe
these are real scenarios. People are really direct and without doubt
when they see (too) (much)
weird stuff, they click the [x] and go away, left disappointed.
So as far as I'm concerned this is still a dilemma. Readers want to
read articles and look at cool
pictures, icons in articles and accross the interface.
There shouldn't be a checkered background when an transparent PNG icon
is placed on the top
right of an article (say like the Featured article star), there
shouldn't be when it's a logo in an
Should there be when it's in a <gallery>, on a File:-page or in the
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