FANDOM

Kirkburn

aka George

Staff
  • I live in UK
  • My occupation is Technical Community Support Specialist @ FANDOM
  • Bio Netflix addict, gamer, ice cream lover. People call me 'Captain' now. I should have expected this.
  • [Show More]
  • Kirkburn

    From the beginning to the end of 2017, the average desktop page load time for FANDOM wikis decreased by 46%, thanks to all of the modernization development over the last year. That was only the tip of the iceberg, though, and our team has been hard at work on some significant performance improvements on the mobile site. We've already seen a great deal of success, knocking several seconds off of the loading times for users on mobile data connections.

    So how did we get there?


    When measuring loading times, there are multiple factors to consider. These are the primary ones, for both mobile and desktop.

    • First Meaningful Paint. This is the moment when major page elements above "the fold" (defined as the immediately visible parts of the page) are lo…

    Read more >
  • Kirkburn

    Here are the latest technical updates on FANDOM. Keep in mind that our system updates happen every Tuesday and Thursday - today's notes are for tomorrow's site update. Also note that we change hundreds of tiny details every week, so these are just the highlights.


    To offer a complete mobile fan experience for FANDOM, we released the FANDOM app. It is available for iOS and Android and allows you to follow the latest news on your favorite entertainment fandoms. Wiki content and Discussions remain available via our Community apps.


    Recent mobile app updates are listed on Apps Technical Updates, and detailed site CSS-related updates can be found at http://report.wikia.net

    • We will fix an issue that caused Theme Designer's middle background color to…


    Read more >
  • Kirkburn

    Here are the latest technical updates on FANDOM. Keep in mind that our system updates happen every Tuesday and Thursday - today's notes are for tomorrow's site update. Also note that we change hundreds of tiny details every week, so these are just the highlights.


    Recent mobile app updates are listed on Apps Technical Updates, and detailed site CSS-related updates can be found at http://report.wikia.net

    • An issue that could prevent new accounts from performing some functions will be fixed.
    • We will fix a variety of issues with the local navigation links on Discussions, including:
      • Incorrect links showing when no local 'Wiki-navigation' message has been created
      • 'Magic words' listing the wrong items
      • Links to the 'Project' namespace pointing to the wr…

    Read more >
  • Kirkburn

    Here are the latest technical updates on FANDOM. Keep in mind that our system updates happen every Tuesday and Thursday - today's notes are for tomorrow's site update. Also note that we change hundreds of tiny details every week, so these are just the highlights.


    • Printing pages from Firefox will now include all expected content, rather than a single page of article content.
    • We will fix an issue that caused problems for some Semantic MediaWiki functionality (such as Semantic Drilldown).
    • We recently fixed an issue where "alt=" was being displayed on image placeholders.
    • We recently fixed an error that could cause some image description pages to display a blank page.
    • We recently fixed an issue that resulted in odd behaviour on some types of Messag…

    Read more >
  • Kirkburn

    Here are the latest technical updates on FANDOM. Keep in mind that our system updates happen every Tuesday and Thursday - today's notes are for tomorrow's site update. Also note that we change hundreds of tiny details every week, so these are just the highlights.


    • We will update the caching behavior for RecentChanges and FANDOM-provided RSS feeds to improve responsiveness for anonymous viewers.

    Recent mobile app updates are listed on Apps Technical Updates, and detailed site CSS-related updates can be found at http://report.wikia.net

    • Support for the new global Discussions moderator group will be released - see this blog post for more info!

    Questions? Comments? Feel free to leave them below. And if you have additional bugs to report, please send…



    Read more >