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[M] Appearance update of "Sister project widgets" on Special:Search
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Description

Problem

The sister projects on the right are often unnoticed by users. Some users think they may be ads. Most users are not aware of these sister projects often noted in the user interviews.

Current presentation of sister projects

sister projects.png (1×3 px, 852 KB)

User story

When going through search on special:search page … 
… I want to be able to see links to relevant non-wikipedia content like linked galleries, wikiquotes etc,
… so that I can discover and explore other wikiprojects for relevant content.

Proposed design
Link to Desktop specs in Figma

sister projects.png (800×1 px, 113 KB)

Link to Mobile specs in Figma

Mobile_sister projects.png (800×360 px, 52 KB)

Acceptance Criteria

  • Remove the header "Results from sister projects"
  • Remove background box
  • Update sister projects icons. These are the new black and white icons added to design system. All the icons can be found at the bottom of this icon list.
  • Add sister project name as a header (with icon) for each project
  • Update sister project search outlink copy, style and placement. - "See all results" link in the mock.
  • Add new spacing/padding to better align with the overall page. Follow the grid as mentioned in this ticket. The padding within the section can be found on Figma
  • Mobile only: Show sister projects below the results only on the first page. Currently it is repeated on all pages.

Event Timeline

CBogen renamed this task from Appearance update of "Sister project widgets" on Special:Search to [M] Appearance update of "Sister project widgets" on Special:Search.May 4 2022, 4:34 PM

Noting that development can begin, but nothing should be merged until we've had the chance to get feedback from the communities (in progress).

Sneha updated the task description. (Show Details)

Change 811927 had a related patch set uploaded (by MarkThisDot; author: MarkThisDot):

[mediawiki/core@master] ppearance update of "Sister project widgets" on Special:Search

https://gerrit.wikimedia.org/r/811927

MarkThisDot added a subscriber: MarkThisDot.

Completed and handover to Simone

Change 811927 abandoned by Seddon:

[mediawiki/core@master] ppearance update of "Sister project widgets" on Special:Search

Reason:

https://gerrit.wikimedia.org/r/811927

Change 811927 restored by Seddon:

[mediawiki/core@master] ppearance update of "Sister project widgets" on Special:Search

https://gerrit.wikimedia.org/r/811927