Talk:Main Page


Front page organization

I was looking at some of the other OSS wikis (Gentoo, Slackware, Debian, etc) for ideas for the front page layout. A common theme seems to be a front page with a category index (Software, Hardware, HowTos, Developers, etc), a preamble/introduction of some sort and perhaps a news feed. Based on this I've started putting together a possible layout on my userpage. generalantilles 05:10, 20 May 2008 (UTC)

I would like to have a very simple front page, if possible. I want to avoid having the lists of links which made the old wiki so hard to manage. I would suggest having sections for tips & tricks, developer documentation, general troubleshooting and community-process related documents. I would like to have software-documentation removed completely from the wiki, in favour of --dneary 10:24, 22 May 2008 (UTC)

Article organization

Generally speaking, I'm in favor of not nesting articles (i.e. HowTos/Installation or Hardware/Nokia 770), as it can make pages harder to link to (gotta figure out the page and what it's nested under) and generally doesn't provide a whole lot of usefulness.

I think we should favor Categories instead, since it's make page URLs less complicated, gets rid of the nesting issues, allows us to file articles in more than one place and provides us with nice automatically generated indexes. generalantilles 05:15, 20 May 2008 (UTC)

Dynamic content

It would be good to have a couple of blocks updated automatically: New and Popular pages.--qgil 20:03, 28 June 2008 (UTC)

Help Pages

The Help link in the main navigation on the left (and also the Editing help link when editing a document) have no text, having a help page similar to Wikipedia Help would be really useful, particularly the "Editing Wikipedia"->"Cheatsheet" section and policy/guidelines etc. Are the Wikipedia Help pages copyright?

I was sure that the help pages were here the first time I used the wiki... as far as I know, the help pages are available under a free documentation licence, and could be made available. -- dneary 10:15, 1 July 2008 (UTC)


If you are not registered to this wiki the layout of the frontpage is strange. There is a lot of white space at the beginning of the MainPage. After a login the Layout looks good. (Tested with Firefox 3; 1280x1024 px)