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Postby Uncle Jesse » Mon Sep 11, 2017 10:29 pm

I think the wiki home page looks pretty good. What do you folks think?

Be honest, I can take criticism and/or disagreement.
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Re: Wiki home page

Postby just sayin » Tue Sep 12, 2017 10:49 am

The Wiki looks great, Uncle Jesse! Thank you so much for all your hard work! HD is an amazing place to educate a novice to professional statice. It would be interesting to know how many of new craft distillers cut their teeth with your aid.
Thanks again for this amazing home away from home!
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Re: Wiki home page

Postby Single Malt Yinzer » Tue Sep 12, 2017 11:54 am

Let me grab a screen shot of the wiki we use for job 2. We use it for onboarding people and maintaining reference links. I think the setup would be a good example for use to build off of, but not necessarily mimic.
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Re: Wiki home page

Postby Single Malt Yinzer » Tue Sep 12, 2017 4:47 pm

Looking at the code we used a simple table setup. If we hit up a couple of major categories I think we could make something pretty.

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Re: Wiki home page

Postby Single Malt Yinzer » Wed Sep 13, 2017 4:37 am

Draft 1:
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It's a start. I figure we could use it like a table of contents as if it were a book. UJ - if you like the idea let me know and I can start putting the front page in table form.
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Re: Wiki home page

Postby Uncle Jesse » Thu Sep 14, 2017 2:06 pm

I'm not against the idea but I don't like that format as it is. Maybe we can make a page "new home page" or something to tinker with it until we are happy?
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Re: Wiki home page

Postby Pikey » Thu Sep 14, 2017 2:28 pm

Personally I think that Alembic pot head on the main site is a major trademark of this site.

I would be saddened to see it go and I think it would be detrimental to the site - but then, I'm not quite sure how the "Wiki" is intended to fit in withh the overall format. :?
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Re: Wiki home page

Postby Single Malt Yinzer » Thu Sep 14, 2017 4:17 pm

Uncle Jesse wrote:I'm not against the idea but I don't like that format as it is. Maybe we can make a page "new home page" or something to tinker with it until we are happy?


I am not a designer so I take no offense at all to any comments. I was thinking of alt-page a/b/c so we could try some stuff out. If someone can make a rough design I can do my best to make it happen. I'm not a great HTML coder but I figure between the two of us we can make something work.

And Pikey - I would not be changing the outside design, just the text area in it.

Don't we have at least one UX/UI design person on the forum that could help us out???? Lend us your talent!
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Re: Wiki home page

Postby Single Malt Yinzer » Thu Sep 14, 2017 5:55 pm

It's ugly but a start none the less: http://homedistiller.org/wiki/index.php ... ge_Testing
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Re: Wiki home page

Postby Uncle Jesse » Thu Sep 14, 2017 11:23 pm

Pikey wrote:Personally I think that Alembic pot head on the main site is a major trademark of this site.

I would be saddened to see it go and I think it would be detrimental to the site - but then, I'm not quite sure how the "Wiki" is intended to fit in withh the overall format. :?


I want to replace the main site page with the wiki.

And I agree, the Alembic pot logo has to stay!

Someone, I don't remember who, made it, without colors. I colored it in one night, trying to make it look as much like copper as I could.
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Re: Wiki home page

Postby Uncle Jesse » Thu Sep 14, 2017 11:25 pm

Single Malt Yinzer wrote:It's ugly but a start none the less: http://homedistiller.org/wiki/index.php ... ge_Testing


Cool, lets get some input. And I'll spend time thinking about this.

Right now I'm spending time uploading images for a lot of the pages. Makes it better than flat text.

I know most folks don't read this forum, but if you have bottles of commercial spirits, please take a photo and upload it here. I'll use them for the wiki as they won't be the intellectual properly of some random entity on the web.
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Re: Wiki home page

Postby Single Malt Yinzer » Fri Sep 15, 2017 6:44 am

I added some lipstick to my pig: http://homedistiller.org/wiki/index.php ... ge_Testing

I'll hold off making more changes until I get some feedback.
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Re: Wiki home page

Postby Single Malt Yinzer » Sun Sep 17, 2017 7:12 am

I've been looking for other examples and I can't find anything that looks good or wouldn't require a massive amount of change.
Google Image search for "Great Wiki Main Page":
https://www.google.com/search?hl=en&q=g ... s&tbm=isch

Something like one of theses could be ok:
https://watirmelon.files.wordpress.com/ ... luence.jpg
http://socialmedia.biz/2010/07/08/the-s ... rate-wiki/
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Re: Wiki home page

Postby Uncle Jesse » Mon Sep 18, 2017 10:58 pm

Haven't had time or motivation to look at this much yet. I like the idea, and I'll start focusing on it soon.

Meanwhile I'm just tweaking pages and uploading images.

I'm at 3,155 edits at the moment though. I wonder if the new wiki has gotten larger than the old one was? Been a few weeks since I went to the internet archive to retrieve data from the old one!
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