Formerly titled: "Article does not exist" css tweaks
- The current “Article does not exist” message on special:search reinforces the misconception that wikipedia search is only about finding articles. Given its prime position, it sets a tone of failure right away and discourages users from exploring the results where the relevant information could be found within various articles. This was observed in the user interviews.
- The current message takes up quit a bit of space at the top (with some communities having much longer messages) and pushes the content down.
- Casual readers are unlikely to respond to the second half of the message about “creating an article” due to their lack of experience with editing.
- We do not have enough data to know if editors use “creating an article” link as frequently and so the suggestion is to not remove it entirely but to rethink the placement.
When I am scanning the results on the Special:Search page …
… I want to be able to discover relevant information,
… so that I do not overlook information that might be hiding within an article and could directly navigate to it.
See the detailed specs in [[ https://www.figma.com/file/86M7oLZplSxXKwKJR59mIK/Special%3ASearch-on-Wikipedia?node-id=1217%3A13009 | Figma ]]
**Notes on updated design**
[ ] The message has been moved to the top of the right column as seen in the design above
[ ] The header has been added to the message for more clarity and anchoring of the message (The header copy is subject to change)
[ ] Only the actual search query (missing article title) will be in red. The rest of the links should be in blue.
**Note that this message is currently only for desktop and it is presently not visible on mobile web.**