Template talk:Uyghur language

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I used Template:Spanish as an inspiration when I created this infobox on the Uyghur language. That is also why I thought Mahmud al-Kashgari would be a good choice for a picture, or whatever else which has to do with the Uyghur language or its literature. I think there should both be a picture with a description below, the latter to let the reader know what is on the picture. Also, I think the picture should be bigger, its current size, 100 px, doesn't look good in my opinion. I suggest we find some kind of solution, both regarding the size, but also which picture we should use. -- Llonydd (talk) 06:16, 8 February 2010 (UTC)

It's one thing to have an image caption, but in the version you're referring to it looked as if Qeshqeri was the primary topic, which he certainly isn't. The main purpose of these templates is to aid navigation to the relevant articles (articles about the structure of the language); decoration comes after that. rʨanaɢ talk/contribs 06:27, 8 February 2010 (UTC)
Yes, I'm aware of that and agree with you, and that's also why I haven't changed it back to how it was. I'm just looking for another way to do it. I'm not much of a designer myself, so I was looking for someone who are able to design a neat and useful navigation bar. -- Llonydd (talk) 08:56, 8 February 2010 (UTC)
One option would be to change it to a horizontal {{navbox}} for the bottom of the page, which is becoming more and more common than vertical boxes anyway. In such a box, you might be able to put the image on the left, with caption below it, while all the actual topics are to the right of the image—the layout would be something like this:
Uyghur language
Example.png
Mahmud al-Kashgari
grammar (sub-articles)
alphabet (sub-articles)
dialects (sub-articles)
At least, from a design standpoint that would be better. As for whether that can actually be implemented in the {{navbox}} environment, I'm not sure yet (although if it can't, I can probably modify the template to allow it). rʨanaɢ talk/contribs 15:37, 8 February 2010 (UTC)
I also thought about using a {{navbox}} as I have seen it quite a lot as well, as it is simple and neat, yet very useful. However, I tried looking for other languages using it, but I only succeeded in finding language families using the template, so I wasn't sure if it would be acceptable to use one, and therefore I used an {{infobox}}, which I have seen lots of languages using. If we are going to use a {{navbox}} I don't think a picture is needed anymore, what do you think? I have tried making a {{navbox}}, which I have put into the template as a comment. I know this is not an optimal solution in the long run, but I hoped you would be able to take a look at it soon, and tell me what you think. Simply remove the comment-tags, and show preview. -- Llonydd (talk) 17:43, 8 February 2010 (UTC)
I have removed the navbox proposal again as nobody commented on it. Also, I kind of prefer the design which is already used, so personally, I don't mind we don't use the navbox. -- Llonydd (talk) 20:23, 26 March 2010 (UTC)