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Archived links

Some archived links of this page (as seen by external site):

--TitoDutta 20:41, 13 October 2014 (UTC) and 07:33, 24 November 2014 (UTC)

New section

Should we add a new section in the main page like "Newest articles" or "New articles" or "Showcase"? This might be only section that will be automatically updated.

Draft 01

Recent articles

--TitoDutta 07:32, 24 November 2014 (UTC)

Good idea! Please implement that. Let's call it "Recent articles". And, yes, that show hide box is cool. We can put that section just under "Featured article". --Abhidevananda (talk) 07:51, 24 November 2014 (UTC)
Only thing I don't like about the appearance of the show/hide drop-down box is that it does not center under the title. "Click [show/hide]" should appear centered similar to "Recent articles". Haven't figured out how to make that happen. --Abhidevananda (talk) 08:07, 24 November 2014 (UTC)
  • Okay I am adding draft 2 below.

Recent articles

TitoDutta 08:14, 24 November 2014 (UTC)

Draft 03

Draft 2 is still off-center. But I also don't like the format... too bold, too many colors, and the list is too long. Here is my suggestion, showing only the 10 most recent articles - could be reduced to only 5 - and with a more subdued appearance, similar to (not clashing with) the other sections.

Recent articles

This list of links is collapsible.The entries are in the following format.:

  • [date time] [article title] [page creator's username]

--Abhidevananda (talk) 08:39, 24 November 2014 (UTC)

  • Yes, a list of 10 is looking good and clear. Added help text. --TitoDutta 08:45, 24 November 2014 (UTC)
Draft 04

I'm inclined to go with a list of only 5 links. It maintains better balance on the page. We can expand it to 10 or change the title to "Latest articles" or "Most recent articles" when we start to get more than 5 new articles in a day on a frequent basis. As to the help text, I don't think it's needed. The format is intuitive. And the help text anyway omits the author's comment when posting the article... which I also might prefer to omit from the list, but I'm not seeing that option. It would also be good to add the parameter "namespace=Main"... which I am doing now... to limit the articles to the Main namespace. I considered adding the Navbar, but I don't like having it both above and below the list. So we can do without that. Also, I have added two line breaks at the end to ensure that the white space after the new section will be same as the other sections. See the following, which - with your permission - I will add immediately to the Main page.

Recent articles

This list of links is collapsible.

--Abhidevananda (talk) 09:07, 24 November 2014 (UTC)

Draft 05

On further reflection, if we are only going to have 5 links, then having a collapsible list is not needed. We can simplify this still further with the following. --Abhidevananda (talk) 09:14, 24 November 2014 (UTC)

Recent articles

Colour scheme

we need to plan our colour scheme. On Bn Sarkarverse we have a colour scheme, see bn:প্রধান_পাতা..
I am proposing the following colour composition.
(Light) green, {Light) blue, Red, Saffron. Regards. --TitoDutta 14:04, 14 December 2014 (UTC)

As you know, I prefer less colors over more, simple over complex. But I'm not fussed about the color scheme. You may change it if you like. However, please don't change the spacing of the sections. In particular, the new section, "Latest articles", requires some line breaks after it to maintain balance on the page. Without the line breaks, the graphic tends to runs into the following section header on computers with a higher screen resolution. --Abhidevananda (talk) 15:12, 14 December 2014 (UTC)