Thu, Oct 15
Wed, Oct 14
Tue, Oct 13
Resolving this. Disabling the test will be tracked in T265333: End A/B test for search location
Wed, Oct 7
Estimating as XL, but will come back when we have more info on the state of performance review
Task for this quarter here: T258806: Q1 Community outreach for desktop improvements
Quick update from the web team: we discussed this a bit yesterday and think that a good first step would be to add the indicators to the Advanced mode on mobile and try to measure usage among editors there prior to conversations about wider release. I'd like to note that we're in the middle of the desktop improvements project and thus follow-up on this might be a little bit slow as it's not a high priority for us at the moment. That said, our designer @alexhollender will be thinking about placement and styling and will update the task with some mocks and guidelines within the next couple of weeks so we can start moving this forward.
Tue, Oct 6
Mon, Oct 5
Fri, Oct 2
@Urbanecm - thanks for bringing this up! A couple of notes/replies:
- We introduced fixed with to content pages to improve readability. You can read more about the rationale behind our decision and more information on the actual width we settled on our project page here: https://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Reading/Web/Desktop_Improvements/Features/Limiting_content_width, as well as in our FAQ here: https://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Reading/Web/Desktop_Improvements/Frequently_asked_questions#Why_is_the_width_of_the_content_limited?_Why_is_there_so_much_white_space?
- For special pages, which are meant to be scannable, we decided that a fixed width is not necessary, as the page is not meant to be read from top to bottom like an article. Thus, all special pages currently do not have a limited width.
- This does create some awkwardness in terms of the tabs placement and styling. We will be slowly improving this area over the course of the project. The first change we will make here is to move the search bar into the top of the page. This is already deployed on all of our early adopter wikis, as well as for all users that have opted in using their preferences. On our early adopter wikis, we are also running an A/B test to measure the increase (if any) in the amount of search sessions based on the new location. From the screenshot above, it seems that you have been bucketed into our control group (the likelihood of which is 50% on our early adopter wikis). The test will run for two weeks, after which, we expect all special pages to look like this:
Thu, Oct 1
Wed, Sep 30
Looks good, thanks @Edtadros!
Tue, Sep 29
A quick look at Turnillo shows that use of Firefox 1-3 is approximately 580K per week across the wiki, with no particularly high usage in any given country. Based on this, I think we can go forward with the task as suggested.