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Technical Update: May 6, 2014


The updated look for video thumbnails

Here are the latest technical updates at Wikia. Keep in mind that our system updates happen every Wednesday, so we're posting this on a Tuesday to give you advance notice. Also note that we change hundreds of tiny details every week, so these are just the highlights.

Major Bugs FixedEdit

  • Adding a page via the Contribute button or a createbox field resulted in confusing messages when VisualEditor was enabled.
  • Special:Promote image uploads were not working.

CSS UpdatesEdit

Detailed CSS updates can be found at - the diffs show changes to .css, .scss, .tmpl.php, .html, .sass and .mustache files in Wikia's codebase.

  • Styling on image and video thumbnails has changed. Most notably:
    • The attribution CSS class has been changed from .picture-attribution to .attribution
    • Other CSS changes include: .thumbinner and .thumb changing to .article-thumb and .thumbcaption to .caption.
    • The border has been removed
    • Caption text size was reduced
    • Video title is now placed below the thumbnail
    • If the video sizing is less than 270px wide, the play button is moved to the bottom left corner
  • Special:Videos now has a responsive layout.

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