Talk:Rossano Gospels

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This needs rapid improvement or, ideally, removal. At the moment it obscures some text, reduces the image size, is extremely ugly, and contains no useful extra information. I suggest it is converted to a bottom of the page type. Johnbod 04:11, 14 May 2007 (UTC)

Moving the commons-tag has helped, but I still think this should be at the bottom of the page. The colour of the top is inappropriately bright, given the subject matter. Like most info-boxes, all it does is reduce considerably the size of the picture and repeat a lot of information which is in the first few lines of the article, often over-simplifying it (eg the date here). In addition, this one is rather unusual in that several data-fields contain information only a specialist will understand. It also seems to take up space more wastefully even than most of the breed. Johnbod 21:46, 17 May 2007 (UTC)
Thanks - that's fine. Johnbod 14:59, 18 May 2007 (UTC)
I've been editing the template a bit to try and address your concerns. I assume that is what your last comment is regarding. I made it so the user can adjust the image size, and I removed the green. I think that we should watch out because two different disciplines find these manuscripts important (textual critics/biblical scholars and art historians). This template currently is centered around the former, but perhaps we could expand the template to take into consideration the latter. A lot of the information is universal, such as size, location, date, name, image, etc. But some of it is specific only to textual criticism such as text-type and category. I think wikilinking the "category" helps, and I think I'm going to create a text-type article. Can you think of any parameters we could add to the template to make it more universal? We could have the title be the common name, and have the Gregory-Aland number not the title unless that is the most common name. -Andrew c 15:13, 18 May 2007 (UTC)