William One Sac,
Thank you for supporting this concern. I agree that adjusting these things like font and perhaps background color is an improvement, because then the
banners' appearance gives an impression of them having been more thought through. So I definitely think those are great ideas.
The stub banner adjustment looks good, and looking at it inside an actual stub article, it seems it functions perfectly as what it is; it looks like a
message meant to be noticed, and the key word "stub" grabs attention just right.
A comment I would give is something it seems to me I have half thought about in the past, which is that the icons to the sides of the text might be
good to move somewhat farther away from the text and towards the sides. To just try it out, I added some text in the same style as what I experimented
with in the Fix banner, which turned out to achieve what I wanted to try.
is a screenshot so you can see how it seems to you. (By the way, in the
screenhot I have inserted the missing "hash" or number sign in the setting for the font color which you maybe didn't want to actually use.)
Moving the icons out to the sides gives a more "balanced" impression, I feel, but perhaps being farther out would also take away a little of the
focus which they bring to the banner text located as they are now.
As for the color, that may be superfluous (as you may have thought since the color wasn't shown) but could be good to have as an option if it should
happen to turn out the stub and fix banners need to be even more easy to tell apart than what they will be already with the big font of the key
Anyway, the updated stub banner is already great. I personally think such little details like tweaking those banners makes the tinWiki pages a little
more pleasant to look at since, like I say, it gives the impression that people are thinking things through who are working on the website that the
visitors, and users, are spending time and attention reading at. Something like that is what I think I'm thinking. :-)
P.S. I did notice the bold on the link. It seems very appropriate since that link is big part of the actual point to the whole banner, and, to me,
highlighting it with bold formatting looks very right. To make sure I hadn't imagined that the bold was new, I looked at the wiki code and noticed
another difference was the bottom margin which was increased. That I hadn't noticed, but it looks good when I consider it. To me, it seems perhaps
like the increased bottom margin helps bring attention to the word "stub", since it seems like the space is adjusted to any characters of that
word's font that might go down in the "cellar" or basement, as, in my first language, they described that part of letters to me in school when I
was little, I mean the lower part of letters like g, y, p, q and so on. (Not sure how it's usually said in English...) lol Anyway, this rather
laborious description was about something I just thought to myself right now when I looked at the bottom margin.
[edit on 4-9-2007 by Optimist]