Bio Technobliterator has been gaming since playing Crash Bandicoot 3 at 6 years old. Favorite game of all time is Metal Gear Solid 3, favorite series is the Final Fantasy. Favorite movie is The Matrix.
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.
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!
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!
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!
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: