Looney Labs Rabbits Mailing list Archive

Re: [Rabbits] Badge Poll for Rabbits Wiki

  • From"Don Sheldon" <don.sheldon@xxxxxxxxx>
  • DateThu, 18 Oct 2007 07:57:48 -0400
On 10/17/07, David Artman <david@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> > From: "Don Sheldon" <don.sheldon@xxxxxxxxx>
> > Why is the image size being stored in the template?

Hmmm, I seem to have generated a more vocal response than I suggested,
my appologies.  My original questions were, perhaps, not well worded.
I will be more careful in my second attempt.

> Furthermore, it's complicated enough for 90% of our wiki users just to
> set the code for the badges when they are ready; who's going to maintain
> a complex nesting system, should it require extension later? The
> "copy-tweak-make icon" steps are complex enough as it is, not to mention
> setting up corresponding Category pages (and Article redirect pages, to
> make the con-/game-/warren-Categories appear in a search) and making
> correct links to them on the Schedule and Coordinators pages.

I understand the need (well, not need, but superiority) of having an
explicit image size.  I was concerned with all the talk about copying
stuff over and a vague sense (from my admittedly quick readings of
this list) that a latter change would have to be manually propogated.
That's bad.  That's not best practices.  If you think there's
something you're going to change in multiple places, that should be a
variable (template).  It's pretty easy to do and, when done correctly,
is rather transparent to less hardcore editors.

Of course, I may be really misunderstanding the current state of
things and the "suggestion" that I'm making has already been discussed
or even implemented.  If that's the case, I'm very sorry.

When it's all said and done, the format of these little badges should
be uniform and that uniform format should be in one place so that they
can all be changed simultaneously, in case that is ever desired.  You
seem to know what you're doing, I'm sure you can handle it, and if
not, well, I'll keep my eye on the recent changes and try to jump on
it when it comes up.

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  also: smallest badges possible.  I go vote now.