Earlier this month, we revealed a very important fact about Wikia: approximately 50% of all page views across Wikia are coming from mobile devices. That number will continue to grow, so we've made mobile optimization a key focus in 2015.
As we move forward with these mobile-friendly efforts, we're launching a series of "Best Practice" blogs and help pages to assist you in optimizing your communities for mobile devices. You can see a list of the best practice help pages that we currently have on our Mobile Help hub. Some of our big focuses are finding the best ways to optimize tables, stub templates, main pages, and more for mobile devices.
To kick this off, we've posted a Main Page Optimization help guide for our first topic. Main pages are …
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Happy New Year, Wikians! Over the course of 2014, we saw a huge increase in the amount of people accessing Wikia communities through mobile devices. It was such a big increase, in fact, that this year we expect that approximately 50% of all traffic will come from mobile devices!
With that in mind, we will be making mobile one of our main focuses of 2015. We'll be working on projects aimed at growing awareness about how important mobile is on Wikia, helping you create your content in a mobile-friendly way, improving the mobile experience, adding new apps and mobile features, and improving the visibility and support that you receive for mobile products.
With mobile being a big focus in 2015, where can you go for information and help about Wikia …
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My name is Nick Friedland, and I am the newest member of the Wikia Community Support team. I am from Northern California originally, so living and working in SF comes naturally. I am interested in a lot of outdoors and lifestyles activities including, camping, cooking, diving, and skiing. I am also a big sports fanatic, including soccer, baseball and football. Finally, I am a voracious reader, and an amateur writer, and I regularly volunteer my time around the Bay Area to improve our local community.
I have actually been with Wikia for the last 16 months, working on the Community Development team with the Spanish Community, but as of today I am now dedicated to improving your user experience in English. So don't be shy! Feel f…Read more >