I've been toying with the idea of updating the appearance of the for a while now. For one thing, the infobox appearance was only supposed to be a placeholder... and it stayed that way for quite a while. Add to that, the white-on-pale-blue is basically just default without really trying to capture the vibe of the subject material. And lastly, Wikia is moving forward with some significant developments on the global Wikia skin.
So, here's a small mockup of what I've been having a play with:
Side border General text field
^ This is just a rough pass - the CSS can render differently on various devices.
But the basic concept is this:
- I felt that the body text area should remain pale with dar…
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A new feature is gradually being rolled on Wikia called VisualEditor. It is an editing interface for Wikia articles that is currently under development/refinement. Wikia have recently switched VisualEditor on as the default editor for unregistered users, so in the interests of consistency (and to further aid the testing phase), I've switched it on as the local default for registered contributors as well.
Nobody is required to use VisualEditor.
The toggle from VisualEditor to source is available in the edit interface, just as it was with the classic rich text editor. Additionally, any logged in user can set a personal preference between:
- Wikia's new VisualEditor
- Wikia's classic rich-text editor
- Source editor
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