On 16 July 2012 07:09, geni <geni...@gmail.com> wrote: > On 16 July 2012 02:51, Andreas Kolbe <jayen...@gmail.com> wrote: > > > Gee. I'd want a webpage that shows me hundreds of different ways > Wikipedia > > can look – pink, green, yellow, pastel; serious, snazzy, fun or weird; > > sidebar left, right, top, or bottom – created by talented designers, > where > > I can point and click to install the one I like in less than a minute. > > > > Something ... you know ... user-friendly, for non-programmers. > > > You appear to be confused as to what open software is all about. > > In any case the need to fit around the stuff Wikipedians put in > articles limits the amount of customisation that is possible in a > practical skin.
And this is exactly why the Foundation should tackle this issue. And have it done by people who know what they're doing -- typographers, newspaper/magazine designers, information architects, whatever it takes. The possible benefits are huge. A better reading experience and better reader comprehension alone would be worth it, but a better layout can also lead to more interaction, more editors, and ultimately better and more content. Making Wikipedia easier to read is a problem many orders of magnitude simpler and cheaper than writing a new parser or making media uploads easier. There are people around the world who do this for a living, I can't see why some budget could not be set aside for it. Michel _______________________________________________ Wikimedia-l mailing list Wikimediafirstname.lastname@example.org Unsubscribe: https://lists.wikimedia.org/mailman/listinfo/wikimedia-l