Fandom

Community Central

Technobliterator

Vanguard Councilor
349 Edits since joining this wiki
October 4, 2009

Ad blocker interference detected!


Wikia is a free-to-use site that makes money from advertising. We have a modified experience for viewers using ad blockers

Wikia is not accessible if you’ve made further modifications. Remove the custom ad blocker rule(s) and the page will load as expected.

54.147.196.37
  Loading editor
  • Hello there, you seem like a smart guy, so... I would like to ask for "directions". 

    I have been a part of this platform for about a year now, so I know how most stuff works (I think). But I never really figured out anything about CSS. Well, I'm not asking you to be my teacher, ain't nobody got time for that.

    But maybe you know where I could start from? There are a lot of countless tutorials out there, but I need to start from the basics.

      Loading editor
    • Hey! I'd be happy to help with that. Back in the day, I was a total CSS newbie too.

      As far as places to start learning the basics for CSS, http://www.w3schools.com/ is fairly great. It can give you most of the entry level info that you need, and from there you should be able to get used to it enough that you can learn on your own. It's good because the tutorials are simple yet informative, and it lets you go into a previewer to check your code so you know what you're doing. I would however go through its HTML tutorials first. While you will know a lot of HTML through wikitext already (much of it is just simplified HTML), it will help your understanding of CSS a lot.

      Aside from that, I'd start getting used to Chrome's developer tools, or an even easier tool is w:c:dev:PortableCSSPad, which allows you to play around with CSS on a wiki page and see what it does in real time. Hopefully, you should be able to learn with these things in mind. Best of luck!

        Loading editor
    • Thank you so much! I knew I could count on you :P

      Well, all what I need to do now is to learn. Hopefully, I can use this knowledge for greater good!

        Loading editor
    • 54.147.196.37
        Loading editor
  • So how exactly can i actually use that page? Honestly never used that before. Thanks for being reasonable on my blog, much appreciated :)

      Loading editor
    • No probs. Okay, so basically when you use Special:ParserSpeed on any wiki, it'll show you a list of pages based on how long they load in seconds (their "parsing time"). You ideally want the average parsing speed of all mainspace pages to be 5 seconds max, preferably below. Reducing the loading times to this can either be using fewer templates, converting complex parser functions into Lua, etc. Hope this helps!

        Loading editor
    • that's only avaliable to admins be default though...thanks for the explaination though

        Loading editor
    • Oh, huh, didn't know that. Makes sense, though I've only ever had to look at ParserSpeed on wikis where I am an admin anyway.

        Loading editor
    • 54.147.196.37
        Loading editor
  • Signatures are not meant to be globally transcluded. Please change your local preferences instead (the preference allows 1,000 characters to be entered).

    Globally transcluded signatures require a lot of backend processing for each and every page your signature is on. Imagine if everyone did this.

      Loading editor
    • Makes sense, I was trying to do something clever so that I could get the Vanguard logo to appear on other wikis, but it doesn't work anyway. Can you delete the user subpages I made, since I don't need them anymore? Thanks!

        Loading editor
    • Rappy 4187 wrote:
      Signatures are not meant to be globally transcluded. Please change your local preferences instead (the preference allows 1,000 characters to be entered).

      Globally transcluded signatures require a lot of backend processing for each and every page your signature is on. Imagine if everyone did this.

      How can the signature be transcluded as Vanguard?

        Loading editor
    • 54.147.196.37
        Loading editor
  • You could do something like this. You can adjust it anyway, for example, change the buttonlabel to "Add Topic", or like width (it is in percentage). And most importantly, change pagename to the page's name you want to add to, namespace must be included if it is not main. Here's the following code:

    <inputbox>
    type=commenttitle
    page=pagename
    buttonlabel=button
    width=20</inputbox>

      Loading editor
See archived talk page
Give Kudos to this message
You've given this message Kudos!
See who gave Kudos to this message

Also on Fandom

Random Wiki