Time for an update. These blog posts seem to be harder for me to write than before, mainly because I forget what I have been doing over a period of time, so I go and check my list of contributions.
In my blog post on March 3, I mentioned that I was working on Navboxes. Today I have finally made a big update in completing the Items Navbox. The problem I had previously was having multiple columns in the navbox, but after looking at different wikis, I based the coding on the terraria.gamepedia.com template, while the appearance is most similar to the minecraft.gamepedia.com and postal.wikia.com templates. I also had to tweak the ItemLink template a bit to get it to incorporate arguments for customising what text to be displayed. It took me aro…Read more >
Ok, since I only make a few edits here and there every few days, I'll try and list them here in this post, since my last blog post.
I was (and still am) concerned with the definition of a Determinant character. As it stands there are way too many Determinant characters, and only some are integral to the core story while others are just side characters.
I still need to do work on creating those nav boxes, that'll be a major step in standardising page design. As for page design, I added a notice to whenever someone creates a new article to use the templates for creating new pages, as someone had created 30 character pages with no template and now I have to go back and add infoboxes etc to all of them.
More recently (March 22), I worked on a new…Read more >
Well it's obvious enough that I have not been working on this wiki to the same capacity that I was doing in December. So I'll start by saying that blog posts will no longer have a continuous date on them (eg: 8-12 January).
There have been some helpful discussion posts on the Steam Discussion Forums that I have turned into guides. I hope to continue doing this, though they will all need tidying up and I hope to add screenshot images to them to make the guides more comprehensive.
I've found another "big project" to get excited about: Navboxes! These are placed at the bottom of the page and link to other article pages in the same category (eg: on the Pistol page there will be a Navbox with links to all the other items, sorted into categories).…Read more >
Sorry! I haven't updated this blog because I wasn't sure what to say really, also I previously had continuous blog posts with interesting things happening in each, and it sucks that I broke that trend.
I only did some minor editing on 23-25 January. But the main thing was that I went on a long holiday overseas from 29 January to 13 February. During this time I did minimal editing, though I did visit the Wiki a few times on my mobile phone.
After coming back, well it kinda threw me off, my next plans for this wiki. Also I realised that what had been motivating me a lot during these previous months was creating new and exciting templates, other wiki-wide changes that I felt were a clear step in improving the wiki. When it came to writing and e…Read more >
All right! I had been looking around for "speech bubbles", "talk bubbles", "speech boxes" etc on other Wikias. There was a nice talk bubble on Final Fantasy Wiki/ Kingdom Hearts Wiki, but it was split into two sections, separated by the bubble tick in the middle, which was not what I wanted. Then I stumbled across the Toon Town Wiki, they had a template that was perfect! I just tweaked the default values a bit and we have something that is as close as we can get to the speech bubbles in-game:
I then tweaked it further to be able to add a character image to the left side of it:
Which got me thinking. We don't have the actual character icons from the game, nor are they static assets, as they come from character models.
Anyway I'll work on that …
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