Talk:Main Page

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Main page color theme

I would like to strictly adhere to the Wikipedia color theme. They have the resources to ensure the page displays appropriately on a broad array of both desktop and mobile devices.

We have copied Wikipedia's CSS and implemented it as <templatestyles> pointing to Template:User:LadyGeek/Main page 2023/styles.css. See below.

The Revision as of 09:20, 24 January 2023 using style="background-color: #cedff2;" in the banner splits the reader's attention between the banner and the "From today's featured article" section.

I think the banner needs to be color neutral as intended (light gray as #f9f9f9) and have reverted the change. We can discuss further layout and color considerations here. --LadyGeek 21:48, 24 January 2023 (UTC)

Main page color mapping

Wikipedia appears to use the following #mp-topbanner, #mp-left, #mp-right , #mp-middle, #mp-lower, #mp-bottom mappings:

Wikipedia #mp-* mappings
Code Sections Wikipedia use
#mp-topbanner 1 Welcome to Wikipedia
#mp-left 2 From today's featured article and Did you know ...
#mp-right 2 In the news and On this day
#mp-middle 1 From today's featured list
#mp-lower 1 Today's featured picture
#mp-bottom 2 Other areas of Wikipedia and Wikipedia's sister projects

Logos via InstantCommons

Another solution is InstantCommons - MediaWiki.

Use [[File:2021 Facebook icon.svg|25px]] which shows 2021 Facebook icon.svg --Peculiar Investor 16:34, 3 February 2023 (UTC)

Yes, but this is a trademarked symbol. Look closer at the comments in File:2021 Facebook icon.svg, specifically the original submission. It was copied from a facebook page and then modified. The license is listed as public domain because of poor image quality.
I believe the modifications violate the license requirements as listed in the Meta License (do not modify the file). The file I uploaded is directly from Meta and used in accordance with their guidelines. --LadyGeek 17:05, 3 February 2023 (UTC)
I would think that if it is used the Wikipedia Facebook page then that would have been given consideration and been cleared for use. However, I am not a trademark lawyer. Commons:Reusing content outside Wikimedia would seem to be a good resource on the matter. --Peculiar Investor 18:01, 3 February 2023 (UTC)
You may be correct, but I would also prefer to download from the original (authoritative, credible) source if one is available. --LadyGeek 19:27, 3 February 2023 (UTC)