William One Sac,
You're right, that is what I'm thinking of, that, at least when we're starting to settle on the final 'touches' and details of the Main Page
style, the Main Page style should 'permeate' all of tinWiki, so that there's one type of style, instead of like several types of styles. So,
you're right, I'm not so much thinking of an archive, as of keeping the same type of style thoughout the various pages and elements.
A bit specifically, I'm thinking of pages like the Category list
menu, also the Current events
page, and some
others. The gray boxes like that at the top of the Category list page are seen a number of places, for example. That's a kind of element that seems
to have a style from an earlier period in the development of tinWiki, and that I'm thinking should be updated to a new look that is consistent with a
'total' design style of the website. There are also other elements that seem to have some kind of visual style, but one that is different from the
When you mention an archive, I have thought that it could be a nice tool or such to have all or at least most of the
listed in the
page, to have an easy overview over what types of graphical styles and elements are currently used.
Keeping the visual stuff and appearance to all look like one thing, as opposed to different things, will improve the experience for a visitor, I
think. I might make a page somewhere, or use a section in an existing page, to list the current various graphical elements and pages that have some
specific design type style or look. Then it could be easy to start from there, knowing what is the current situation and what possibly needs to be
adjusted or brought up to date or such. Coming up with various new elements and designs or such that might be needed, might be a little bit of a
project, though, but there's no rush, of course, and once it's started, it will progress and eventually get somewhere. :-)
edit: seems tinWiki links with colons in them don't post right?...
[edit on 4-6-2008 by Optimist]