Anyone want to discuss on how to layout this wikia?
i.e.: Should card pages be laid out more like Hearthstone gamepedia or Hex wikia , or something else?
I like the current layout of card pages more than those examples you posted. What we have currently is clear and simple enough. One addition at some point could be to add small icons instead of saying "1R, 1B". Or at least change to refering to the name of the influence instead of color (e.g. "1F, 1P"; of course if color is usually preferred with carg games, I'm fine with that).
Couple other things about layout/construction of the wikia I had in my mind:
1) I think we should move the "latest activity" feed from the main page at some point as it takes a lot of space and makes a bit "messy" look. Maybe just add a link (or a smaller feed if there is one) to side bar or under "community". No hurry though since there isn't much content yet.
2) The general construction. I think this is something that could be aligned with the upper bar. In my opinion we could mimic Hearhstone Wikia with it: "On the Wiki" (is it automatically created?) is already quite good.
Second one could be "Mechanics" renamed as "Eternal" (or something like "The Game" with only one sub-topic, "Gameplay" for now (reserve others subtopics like "Game modes", "Deck construction", "Avatars" and/or "Expansions" for example). "Gameplay" sub-topic could have links to following: "Basic Gameplay", "Skills" and more as they are created. "most visited articles" could be moved to either "On the Wikia or "Community" or removed completely.
"Cards" is good for the second topic. Sub-topics could be again similar to Hearthstone Wikia with classification "by type", "by influence", "by subtype" (for example, subtypes could include unit subtypes like "mage", "warrior" etc.) and maybe even "others" if enough classification pages are created later on.
Feel free to suggest any further ideas or plans. This is just my initial take on the construction of the wikia.
PS: Actually, there seems to be a "Wiki activity" link on the upper bar already...
-I'm looking to MTGsalvation, the hearthstone gamepedia and summoner's legion wikias for basic makeup of the pages. I'm on phone and I'll add links later, but I'm trying to get the card pages to somewhat borrow from the look of hearthstone gamepedia. I'm interested in how they automate certain card pages though, so I may try to mess around with that in the future. Front page I want to look like either summoner's legion or mtgsalvation wikia's main page, but I'm mostly fine with anything.
-The 1P and costing, I'm waiting until they show off more cards with restrictions (like champion of chaos)in the card text as those are easy to edit out and make uniform icons with. When that happens I'll spend a day adding those as one letter templates and updating everything.
-Today or tomorrow I'll try replacing the site name in the top left with a nicer looking logo. Made one yesterday actually, but it ended up being too small size wise.
Sounds like a plan to me. I was actually thinking about making a logo too but don't have much experience with making images.
As for the front page, I'll be waiting for the links as I'm not quite sure which pages you mean.
Well I got distracted rather than making a logo for the top left, I made a browser icon that appears next to the words in the tab. I have a couple different version of the letter E,(including one that uses a greyish-white instead of white in the center, etc.) but does that look good?
Feels a tiny bit off to me,(maybe I should make it a couple rows smaller?) but it's close enough for now.
I think I got what you meant with the main page appearance. I like the Hearthstone Gamepedia a lot to be honest. Especially the division to heroes, classes and then different cards and mechanics etc. The bullet lists and categories like you said. Relying on a good main page with good navigation feels like a lot better idea than concentrating on the upper navigation bar.
I don't think we're in a hurry with anything. It's not like we have any deadlines or something. :P The browser icon looks really good but I agree that it's a bit off. I'd say that the upmost horizontal line of the E is a bit too long and thin when compared to the lowest one. Can't say for sure but that's the quick impression. The colors are perfect in my opinion.
What do you think?