Sam, Thanks for the heads up! Is there any measure of the negative impact of a banner (in distraction, self-reported annoyance, abandoned sessions), separate from its fundraising impact? I imagine some very noticeable banners will have high positives as well as negatives; then the question would be what tradeoffs to make.
On side banners: have there been recent experiments with a thin side banner in the l.h.s. column? === For this test (happen to be on a Win machine today): Win/IE has render troubles; covers some of the r.h.s. of the page. Win/Chrome doesn't show it at all for me; even when turning off all extensions. The corner 'x' is hard to see. text in some boxes is cut off ('Other'). It's not clear how 'Other' works. Generally: looks busy. Recurring issues: Loading after the rest of the page can be confusing on slow connections. Underlined text in the quote that isn't a hyperlink is confusing (and could link to appropriate detail). Warmly, SJ On Tue, Nov 14, 2017 at 2:12 PM, Samuel Patton <spat...@wikimedia.org> wrote: > Hi all, it's Sam from the online fundraising team. I wanted to give you a > heads up about a desktop banner we'd like to test before the official > launch of our 'Big English' fundraising banner campaign on Tuesday, > November 28. > > TL;DR: A short test of a new banner concept will help us decide if it's > worth iteration and improvement. > > Here's a link to the banner: > https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Apple?banner=dsk_p1_lg_ > right10&country=US&force=1 > > This banner would run against our current best desktop large banner; here's > that link: > https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Apple?banner=B1718_1101_en6C_ > dsk_p1_lg_template&force=1&country=US > > Undoubtedly, it's an unusual format; that's why we felt it appropriate to > give you a heads up :) We haven't tried a vertical 'banner on the side' in > recent memory, and it'll be useful to see exactly how this type of content > performs. > > This test would run for 1 to 2 hours, and then we'd evaluate results to see > if it's worth spending any more time on the concept. For now, we're simply > hiding the banner all together below 920px, as at smaller viewports it > begins to interfere with site navigation elements. > > If you have thoughts on this design, please share them here. There will be > more opportunities for you to weigh in if this banner variant looks > promising enough to keep testing. > > Regards and sincere thanks for all you do. > > Sam > _______________________________________________ > Wikimedia-l mailing list, guidelines at: https://meta.wikimedia.org/ > wiki/Mailing_lists/Guidelines and https://meta.wikimedia.org/ > wiki/Wikimedia-l > New messages to: Wikimediafirstname.lastname@example.org > Unsubscribe: https://lists.wikimedia.org/mailman/listinfo/wikimedia-l, > <mailto:wikimedia-l-requ...@lists.wikimedia.org?subject=unsubscribe> -- Samuel Klein @metasj w:user:sj +1 617 529 4266 _______________________________________________ Wikimedia-l mailing list, guidelines at: https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Mailing_lists/Guidelines and https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Wikimedia-l New messages to: Wikimediaemail@example.com Unsubscribe: https://lists.wikimedia.org/mailman/listinfo/wikimedia-l, <mailto:wikimedia-l-requ...@lists.wikimedia.org?subject=unsubscribe>