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Main Page markup[edit]

[Done -- Main Page markup has been redone. Below discussion remains for reference. --Roger 18:04, 2 July 2012 (CDT)]

(See Main Page Redo, view its markup and let me know what you think!)

I propose to clean up the Main Page markup which currently is so complex it is difficult to work with. I will aim, initially, to recreate the current look (boxed main item headings with colored backgrounds) and function (transcluding various item texts from individually editable plain wiki markup pages) while reducing the clutter of style markup by off loading that to MediaWiki:Common.css. This will give us a Main Page with look and feel you can readily work on and improve over time, while maintaining the current strategy of having separate pages hold the actual texts of the page for easy editing.

Each items heading title will be editable in the first heading on its text page, thus editable without need to touch the Main Page itself.

I will move the Main Page texts to subpages of Main Page. This is logical and they can be found easily with list of pages with prefix "Main Page/"):

Bob, once Main Page is easily editable again, you could consider trimming it's content a little to avoid message dilution. So... I'll park the redo at Main Page Redo for now -- let me know what you think and if I may move it to Main Page proper. Cheers! --Roger 16:33, 1 July 2012 (CDT)

Hi Roger. I cribbed most of the code from somewhere else and then edited it to fit - if you can simplify it then that's great. I guess that some of the stuff in the right-hand box could be hived off to some help page or FAC. How the wiki is structured for example.--Bob M 15:49, 2 July 2012 (CDT)

Done -- Main Page markup redone. Putting Main Page on a diet to follow in days to come, time permitting. --Roger 17:25, 2 July 2012 (CDT) I feel it is not my place to trim the Main Page content. Perhaps someone else will, or not. I would suggest refactoring rather than adding more. It is kinda a long read, for a front door page. :-) --Roger 21:54, 29 October 2012 (CDT)