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For the past few months we've been working hard on a new way to present image galleries, and we're now ready to give everyone a first look! Today, the new image galleries are available to enable in the Labs section of WikiFeatures.
Our goals for this updated design are to:
- Increase reader engagement with images and image galleries. We believe that engagement can be improved via standardization of gallery presentation, making them easy to browse.
- Increase average page views per visit. The current style of image galleries are not constrained by their height, allowing them to take up infinite vertical space on the page and limiting a user's ability to find content below the image gallery. By standardizing the height of image galleries in the new…
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Today I wanted to give you a recap of a survey we recently conducted across Wikia to learn how Wikians are viewing and using video - both on Wikia and on the web in general. I wanted to share this information with you so that you, as a contributor, get valuable insight into what your community and audience is looking for when visiting your wiki.
The survey began in December 2012 and was completed by over 2,000 Wikians (thank you!). This included a broad range of wiki topics and users from various participation levels.
Almost 50 percent of our survey responders say they watch video online a lot. This finding is in line with the general industry trend for watching videos online. According to Cisco, video will increase from 30 percent of…
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