As some of you may know, my main contributions were/are more technical than anything. I created many of the original templates on the wiki and, after becoming an admin, I created a lot of the JS.
Moving forward with the wiki's development, I've written a few new scripts and have even more planned to make us really stand out.
TabView Edit Buttons
In my last blog post, we came to a consensus that tabs would be an effective way to differentiate between various DI games. However, after looking into the TabView extension I found several major issues with its implementation (To read my full explanation, go to Help:Tab_view).
Long story short, it breaks the wiki when viewed on a mobile device, and it is difficult for users unfamiliar with how wikis work to edit the linked content.
So I wrote a script to address these issues. The result can be seen here, in contrast to the tabs on the TabView Help Page. However, there is one bug that I've noticed with multiple rows of tabs thanks to User:DarienLeonhart Thread:19965. It's minor but I will have a fix for it soon.
I will have several more features for this script, like adding icon customization so you can add game logos.
After becoming an admin, I made the maps for Skyrim. When clicked, every icon opens a popup that shows the entire linked page. It became very popular and was ranked #1 on google for years (now it's #3 :( ). And tons of other wikis have adopted it for their own needs.
The idea of collaborative map making is fantastic! Anyone can jump in and modify it! That's why I chose to do it in the first place. Which is probably why wikia decided to create their own maps extension. And boy did they take the limp-dick approach. It looks sexy and is very smooth, I will give it that. But it doesn't take advantage of the power a wiki has, like mother-effing Transclusion! A lot of users have voiced their concerns about this, including one of the admins I competed against at SXSW for Wikia's Qwizards. One of the biggest reasons I made our maps pull from another page was to reduce the amount inconsistent information across the wiki. So only a single page (like a collectable's location) has to be updated, and the result can be seen across the wiki (like on a map page with a location popup).
I have a lot I want to do before DI2, but this is a good start.
Comments? Concerns? Opinions? Tacos?
02:15, March 21, 2015 (UTC)