Wikipedia talk:WikiProject Usability/Main Page/Draft/Vote6B

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  • Margins problem in Internet Explorer has been fixed.
    • In IE, the green column's heading bars don't reach the right-hand border, and the blue column's right-hand border is absent. —David Levy 08:02, 23 January 2006 (UTC)
    • I can't figure this out. Someone please help. --Go for it! 22:39, 25 January 2006 (UTC)
  • This version is fully operational: all features automatically update
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  • The Did you know team has pledged to expand their project's coverage to seven days per week

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  1. Since this has the Today's Featured Picture and Did you know, both 7 days a week, I love this one. --Go for it! 02:56, 21 January 2006 (


  1. My eyes are glazing over so I'd better choose. Both are excellent and congrats to y'all for your patience diligence. I do prefer Draft B but I'll sleep well with whichever achieves conensus. hydnjo talk 03:18, 21 January 2006 (UTC)
    "sleep with"...riiiiiiiiiiiigggghhhttt.....--HereToHelp (talkcontribs) 03:20, 21 January 2006 (UTC)
    To rephrase, I'll not lose any sleep whichever, A or B, is chosen... arghh nevermind.  ;-) hydnjo talk 03:37, 21 January 2006 (UTC)
  2. I think Draft B is best... not sure if I like all those icons on Draft C, too busy. - JustinWick 03:20, 21 January 2006 (UTC)
  3. Draft B is good, slightly better than Draft A, but the portals list, frankly, looks terrible. Too boxy, too square, too lined-up-with-the-In-the-News-box-below-it. I would prefer a search box. Is it redundant - sure? But so is the list of portals (there's a portals link right above it), so is the second box in the page you get when you search for anything... Searching (or "go-ing") is the dominant way to access information on the Internet and in Wikipedia, and we shouldn't deny that fact just to conform to the "Browse" and tree-diagram categorizing that may seem standard. Zafiroblue05 05:04, 21 January 2006 (UTC)
  4. I like Draft B best. The layout is definitely more balanced than the current page, and it seems better balanced than A or C. Moreover, the more vertical layout of the "Wikipedia community" box and slightly bluer background is superior. (I am not simply opting for "all columns"— straight text lends itself to such treatment.) I was going to opt for some "eye candy" for it, otherwise. normxxx| talk email 06:16, 21 January 2006 (UTC)
  5. Of the three drafts, I seem to like draft B most. However, I feel that this can be improved and my suggestions for the same are given in the intended section. --Gurubrahma 12:52, 21 January 2006 (UTC)
  6. I like this one because it has both Picture of the Day and DYK, has no formatting issues (at least on IE), and all in all looks pleasant. --- Dralwik|Have a Chat My "Great Project"
  7. Definately my favorite. It's nice to have the Picture of the Day every day. It's also great that there are some community things on the Main Page. Jeff8765 22:57, 21 January 2006 (UTC)
    The Wikipedia Community feature was actually meant to fill the space until we thought of a new feature. I expected this draft to flop, but it's really popular. Go figure; I wouldn't have seen it coming. Then again, I would have sworn the Indianapolis Colts were going to the Super Bowl.--HereToHelp (talkcontribs) 23:05, 21 January 2006 (UTC)
    I feel that Draft B which is currently been nominated for Main Page Redesign is wonderful. Becuase more artwork is done with all the features and beautiful and neat tables and one special thing more colours. I think Draft B deserves the true vote of the new Wikipedia Main Page Redesign. Mastermind 12:01, 25 January 2006 (UTC)
  8. This one looks pretty slick. I'm mostly voting based on "look and feel" (so I wouldn't be at all disappointed if Draft A were chosen), but I've felt for a while that POTD deserves Main Page exposure 7 days a week. It's one of my favorite features. Microtonal...(Put your head on my shoulder) 01:05, 22 January 2006 (UTC)
    Very nice. --Black Carrot 19:52, 22 January 2006 (UTC)
  9. I too like draft B. Clean, interesting, and simple. I think that the POTD on the main page is good. Needs a little cleaning up to become more eyecatching, but they all do. Also, the bar at the top is a bit annoying, but that is in most of the designs in one way or another, and the ones that don't have it have other problems. --Reuvenk 04:38, 23 January 2006 (UTC)
  10. I vote for "Draft B", but the message "the free encyclopedia" should be brought back. JP Godfrey 12:35, 23 January 2006 (UTC)
  11. Support. (What's a wiki vote without bolded terms?) I like having POTD and DYK every day, and I like the colors of this one better than those of Draft C. — BrianSmithson 14:05, 23 January 2006 (UTC)
  12. Support - I love the seven-day featured picture and in general its the most visually pleasing. - Cuivienen 23:57, 23 January 2006 (UTC)
  13. Support - Great eye appeal! --Admrb♉ltz (T | C) 00:48, 24 January 2006 (UTC)
  14. Support, though I think "the free encyclopedia" should be back, and I think that DYK should be moved up above TFP. C has too many boxes within boxes, and I hate the portal pics. The Italian portal is just plain scary. Ral315 (talk) 14:42, 24 January 2006 (UTC)
  15. I like it :) Bart v M 15:15, 24 January 2006 (UTC)
  16. support... looks good and includes Pic of the Day as well as DYK without nasty gaps. UkPaolo/talk 16:36, 24 January 2006 (UTC)
  17. My favorite. I like the softness of the colors and the simple, clean organization. Easy to navigate, and appealing to the (my) eye. I dont really like the portal icons or colors of others. I like the ordering and organization of this draft. It would make me feel relaxed if i was researching a topic the night before its due :p Chumbleslode 17:09, 24 January 2006 (UTC)
  18. Support, imo this is the best of all of them, simple yet informative. Stormscape 10:48, 25 January 2006 (UTC)
  19. Support. I like how this one gives equal billing to both POTD and DYK and doesn't store either of them hidden at the bottom. - Mgm|(talk) 11:08, 25 January 2006 (UTC)
  20. Support. I feel confortable with this one, not too hard on the eyes, and I will certainly use most of the features proposed. -- Tribaal 11:38, 25 January 2006 (UTC)
  21. Support. This gets the featured picture its own space every day, which is my primary criterion for a new Main Page. It also avoids what I think is the mistake of too many portal pages and foreign-language main pages by not going hog-wild with the background colors (which I think is way too distracting). If we have the POTD on the main page we probably need background colors, but maybe not even that much. Daniel Case 19:08, 25 January 2006 (UTC)
  22. Support, I like them all, but I think this is my favorite. VegaDark 20:21, 25 January 2006 (UTC)
  23. Support I love this one, much better than any of the others. TestPilot 17:57, 26 January 2006 (UTC)
  24. Support Minor suggestion for improvement is here Trödel•talk 03:47, 29 January 2006 (UTC)
  25. Comment The welcome banner looks rather messy on 800x600 -- 06:52, 31 January 2006 (UTC)
  26. Support. My favorite of them all. Gflores Talk 01:43, 1 February 2006 (UTC)
  27. Support. Nice design, easy on the eye and not too much confusing text Pjcard 11:02, 3 February 2006 (UTC)