User talk:AdamBMorgan

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Quarterly headings to facilitate manual archiving.

Q1 2015[edit]

Friendly poke and fyi[edit]

Hello & welcome "back". Good to see you active again!

I just realized you weren't on my mass-notification list thingy -- even with it being compiled from the so-called top-50 contributors as of Oct. 2014 -- so after discovering your latest (Template:Country portal sidebar) & subsequent Portal: work, I thought it necessary to bring you up to "speed" a bit.

First thing I think you "need" to absorb is the [supposedly] HUGE increase in en.WS viewer traffic over the last quarter of 2014 on forward. This is worth mentioning because the likely cause of this isn't anything we've done (or cause you took off;) in particular locally but is reportedly a result of the ongoing development of the Mobile Frontend reaching the stage where accessing WS on mobile/hand-held devices became a truly implemented reality. Logically, the "focus" locally should include/consider "mobile mode" (wayyyyy down at the bottom of just about any page we host is where you'll find a link from desktop/laptop setups) as was as "desktop mode".

To make a long story short - just go look at any page with your new Portal sidebar applied first in normal desktop view (duh) followed by entering Mobile Mode (e.g. what those new devices users see). See the problem not only with your sidebar add-on but with the Portal template itself?

This is where the mass-message announcing the move to what technically amounts needed re-designs for just about everything we "use" to be as Flex (Css3, HTML5) ready as possible -- boils down to moving away from using html tables for anything BUT organizing comma-separated-like data and (somehow) recovering the H1 thru H5 heading elements for "proper" doc (DOM) structure/flow & semantic outlines.

The main namespace "green" {{Header}} was just re-designed to use all divs instead of a mix of both tables and division. It went thru the proposal process "Ok" and I implemented it a day or two ago - its really the only thing I've proposed & passed in this vein so far. But do the same desktop to mobile mode view test and you'll see it renders far better than the Portal one currently does.

Well I could go on & on & on... but figure best to stop. I trust you'll ask if something above didn't make sense. Prost. -- George Orwell III (talk) 03:39, 21 January 2015 (UTC)

Thanks, I'm still trying to catch up on what I missed. I had a quick look at the page on my phone and I can see the problems. I'll revisit the sidebar and other things soon to see how they can be adapted. - AdamBMorgan (talk) 19:50, 21 January 2015 (UTC)