[wp-docs] Version specific banners for Codex

Michael E. Hancock mhancock at us.net
Thu Sep 1 14:49:06 GMT 2005

Lorelle--just a couple of comments about this:

1.  If there's to be a page for Site Architecture 1.5 and one for 1.6,
consider not using the letter V in the page title.  Use of lower case 'v'
and upper-case 'V' tends to cause problems.  See
for an example of 'the problem'.

2.  If a banner says 1.5+  does that mean 1.5 and higher or just 1.5.x

3.  If banners are assigned using a MediaWiki template, remember the
template gets rendered when the page is saved.  If you make changes to the
template you have to edit and save each page that uses the template so that
it gets re-rendered.

4.  Maybe Codex should only document the latest and greatest version of

also outlines some of the choices.

Michael E. Hancock
mhancock at us.net

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Lorelle VanFossen" <lorelle at cameraontheroad.com>
To: "WordPress Docs" <wp-docs at lists.automattic.com>
Sent: Thursday, September 01, 2005 9:10 AM
Subject: [wp-docs] Version specific banners for Codex

> We talked about the different ways to set version-specific areas and
> articles in the Codex. I and others have played around with various
> designs but I keep coming back to clean and simple, simple, simple. The
> key is clarity, easy identification and recognition, and keep the focus
> on the content. As one of the volunteers here said, we need to have
> these be an "attraction not a distraction".
> I've set up a test document to explore our options with the simple
> banners that can be turned into templates for use on the Codex at
> http://codex.wordpress.org/User:Lorelle/Version_Banners. I've also
> consolidated the ideas that seemed the most consistent with current
> procedure for identifying different version applications. For the
> banners, we picked the darkest color background found in the
> Administration Panels for each version. This reinforces the default
> colors with the appropriate version.
> These may change to accomodate the new look of the forum and codex when
> they "combine" and merge, but for now, what do you think?
> We also need to make a decision about using v1.6 or 1.5 (with v or
> without) in the titles and references to denote version.
> Lorelle
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