moved from Current events on 10-25-2005. nae'blis (talk)
This page is a proposed policy, guideline, or process for A Wheel of Time Wiki

The proposal may still be in development, under discussion, or in the process of gathering consensus for adoption.

Moved to Wotwiki:Logo to be more concise. -- nae'blis 00:51, September 23, 2009 (UTC)


  • What about a stylesheet, beyond just monobook? Something that will blend the colors of the logo and wiki.png would be nice... --Someone other than Gherald
    • link here to other MediaWikis that are using a style we may want to base ours off nae'blis (talk)
  • How about a different colored link -- such as green -- for interwiki links to Wikipedia? Perhaps accomplished by means of a template, e.g. {{wp|articlename}} instead of [[wikipedia:articlename|articlename]].
  • As an example of why this would be useful, suppose one were to write a "shawl" article about its significance to Aes Sedai. In it, one might want to link to Wikipedia:Shawl as simply shawl. A different color would help signal what the link was for; it might be confusing otherwise. --Gherald
  • This could be cool, but I'm a little shaky on how well all of the CSS options play together on MediaWiki sites. I know we can make links to different from interwiki different from external links, but you want one specifically for linking to Wikipedia? I can't think what other interwiki links we'd be likely to use on a regular basis... however I'm pretty sure there's already the capability to make interwiki links a different color, you just have to be careful with how you define them (otherwise you get so many different colors going, it's like the Rainbow Connection - or else they're all too similar to be useful). Dark green for unvisited, medium green for visited/active, maybe? nae'blis (talk) 21:04, 24 Oct 2005 (UTC)
Actually I was thinking a slightly brighter green for unvisited and darker for visited, since for regular links blue is brighter than purple. Whether it applies to just Wikipedia: or all interwikis isn't of much concern to me, since I think 98% of our links will be to WP. What do you mean by "active"? --Gherald 21:14, 24 Oct 2005 (UTC)
CSS defines four states for href links: 'link' (unvisited), 'visited', 'hover' (mouseover), and 'active' (clicked, but haven't released the mouse button yet). I don't find much use to a:active, but I like your point of making a:visited darker, like the purple. 'hover' could be slightly bluer... let me mock something up here real quick:
The last two are not as pretty a shade, but they're also the least often seen. nae'blis (talk) 21:56, 24 Oct 2005 (UTC)
Oh, I see. Well regular links seem to use the same color for "hover" as "link" (hover may just be undefined, I guess), so lets do the same. Active is orange for regulars, so lets just use the same orange color for that.
My main suggestion is to try and get the overall brightness as perceived by the human eye to be very similar to regular links for the 'unvisited' and 'visited' states.
Okay, I'll ask my wife the artist about hue matchers, too. Are you any good at CSS, or should we put this on the general to-do list? nae'blis (talk) 22:24, 24 Oct 2005 (UTC)
I know enough to be dangerous ; ) Keeping it here is fine though, this is part of the todo list. --Gherald 22:28, 24 Oct 2005 (UTC)
Okay, try this; it's the same value, different hue, as the regular links. The ones in the top right are the proposed colors, for normal, hover/active, and visited. nae'blis (talk) 01:32, 27 Oct 2005 (UTC)

Stylesheet changes

So I want to make a 2nd image below the symbol and maybe change the image to symbol and be able to display a image of the character from the comic book. Like this one of rand. So how do I access these?--Optimous 22:48, 2 August 2009 (UTC)

If I understand what you're asking, it sounds like that would be a change to template:character, not the Stylesheet for the whole wiki. If it's locked, I can edit it, but we'd have to go through and change all the old image= links to avoid breaking everything. What about using photo= or portrait= ? -- nae'blis 00:56, September 23, 2009 (UTC)