Template talk:Somerset

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Comment on use of County navbox[edit]

I don't like the county navbox as it imposes a layout which could be improved on. My specific dislikes are:

  • Somerset Portal on the second row. It would be better as a footer on the bottom row.
  • Unitary authorities listed before districts - I think it should be the other way around.
  • Cities and towns - I would prefer principal settlements or something like that so some of the significant villages like Cheddar could be listed.

In short, I think we can achieve the same thing and get a better layout using the regular navbox.--Cheesy Mike (talk) 09:35, 6 January 2008 (UTC)

Another comment - I think National Parks and AONB should be included e.g. Exmoor, Mendips, Quantocks. --Cheesy Mike (talk) 09:39, 6 January 2008 (UTC)

Thanks for the comments - I took this from Template:County which is used by other English counties eg Template:Greater Manchester, Template:Warwickshire, Template:Cheshire, Template:Cumbria, Template:Merseyside, Template:Lancashire, Template:Wiltshire. There is currently a similar debate at Template talk:Cambridgeshire but perhaps suggestions would be most appropriate at Template talk:County so that the template can achieve something acceptable to all. I was thinking of adding National Parks & AONBs (& Somerset Levels) to the last line which is currently not used & labelled "other".— Rod talk 09:45, 6 January 2008 (UTC)
Unfortunately "other" puts them in the middle of the bottom bar which doesn't look right so I've added Geographic areas as another line under topics - any thoughts?— Rod talk 10:13, 6 January 2008 (UTC)
All the more reason to use a regular Navbox! b.t.w. See what I did with the rivers and revert if you don't like it. Also, I am wondering if both Severn Estuary and Bristol Channel should be in the geographic group - both are significant geographic features of the county. --Cheesy Mike (talk) 10:23, 6 January 2008 (UTC)
Fine - happy for you to add Severn Estuary and Bristol Channel.— Rod talk 12:00, 6 January 2008 (UTC)