Hello! My name is Kylara, and I'm the Wiki Manager for Walkerpedia. I am here to help the community and be a liaison to full-time Fandom staff. If you ever have any questions or issues relating to the wiki, editing, or anything of the sort, please let me know, I'm here to help!
How are things going around here? Do you have any plans for the upcoming series? I'd like to see the wiki make some updates, such as updating the main page design. Any thoughts on that, and would you be cool if I jump in with that?
I took over the wiki and did my best to shape it up nicely design and content wise a couple months ago. I did most of the updates for the new show that I could and was betting on it being out this fall which would give me a lot of content to post for it until then. Though with it now coming out in the winter of 2021, I am going to try to just do a lot of the code edits around here until then.
As for the main page, I never did give it a total re-do and just added to it, so I'd be fine with that for sure!
Hey! Sorry it took me a while to get back to this. Things still going all right?
I've made some changes to the main page, including adding a series introduction at the top and separating the sections for the upcoming reboot and the original series. There are typically a few things I add into the main page rail, like a Twitter feed - but I can't seem to find an official Twitter account for the series. (ETA: Found it and added!)
Do you mind if I enable Discussions? I can add a Discussions feed to the main page rail and to the wiki's right rail.
Would it be all right if I poked around the layout and theme design a bit?
Discussions are a separate section, it's not live chat. See this example on Supernatural Wiki. All Fandom wikis will have the feature eventually, but I can turn it on now.
The title font was one of the things I was considering for a layout update, and I was thinking of using the same font I used for the main page headings. The blue wordmark is barely visible against the blue header, so I'd like to update that as well. I'd like the wordmark to use the wiki's name Walkerpedia, and be in a complimentary font (again, probably the same font used on the main page and page titles if you like it). For the color theme, I was hoping to get a theme that's more like the series promotional imagery, so a more rustic Texas feel and a brighter page background. I like the background image, but I'm wondering if we might find something to better represent the series? But whether we keep it or not, I'd alter the settings so it isn't tiled and so it works in the space better.
Stuff like that! Do you have any preferences or requests for layout changes?
OK, I really like the font you've chosen. I'm glad you did! I spent a solid couple weeks a few months back looking for a good font, and eventually I settled on the one I had, but defintiely wanted to update it. Yeah, I definitely want to do something a little more in line with the promo stuff too. I chose this before the promo stuff came out, just to give the website an update (it had not been updated in ten years!), lol. What it is now was a Texas skyline so we definitely have similar goals.
I'm wondering, I think the promo design isn't really what they plan to use, but is only temporary due to the impact on filming and promo for the show of the virus? So we could possibly do something sort of temporary until we get a real promo poster.
I actually spent a lot of effort looking over at the coding and stuff you have implented at the Roswell wiki, which I really loved. It works really well, so I'd love to find something like that for this wiki as well.
I don't think I have any particular preferences, I am open to seeing what we can come up with, but as for requests, can I ask that before we make any changes it is one we both like and are on the same page? That would be really great! Thank you! xx
Finding the right font is always hard! Even on this one, I played around with a few. I'm glad you like it!
I fully suspect the promotional designs will change before the new series is released. Early stuff rarely lasts. I don't mind redoing it later when the series figures out its brand aesthetic, I'd just like to get us pointed there for now. So yeah, it can essentially be temporary until we get something more solid to work with.
Is there any part of the code you particularly like on Roswell Wiki? I'm happy to bring things over! Otherwise, I can just implement whatever I think will work, if that's cool.
I certainly want to make sure we're on the same page and that you're happy with changes, and if I make any changes you don't prefer we can always roll them back. With the main page updated, I want to jump on the theme design changes next, as described above!
Yes, it surely is, haha. I really do like this one though, enough I don't ever want to change it. It's a wonderful fit.
Okay, yeah, for something temporary we can definitely look for something like you had in mind. I've been doing a little searching myself for something that kind of matches the released promo poster, but everything I find I feel wouldn't work well as a pleasing background or really has the design to be one, if that makes sense.
Honestly, when I was making over this wiki for the first few months, almost everything I implemented I had gotten from the Roswell wiki. It was like my instruction booklet. I really, really like how every design compliments the others. Like the background goes with the font colors, the font, the page designs. Also, my main thing I really loved was the complexity of the pages. As in, it goes above and beyond, the pages aren't just the bare minimum (say, here's the cast and the episodes all in one section and that's it). I essentially would love if we could make this place as up to date as the Roswell wiki!
I'm happy to get rolling on the theme changes! Is it possible to make the solid color that is here right now transparent? I was thinking we could consider removing this if we cannot find a good new theme design. Though, if we decide against that, these are some I like that go with the rustic Texas promo poster feel & I'd like to see what ideas you have and/or what you think! xx