16 comments

  • Laurens SpangenbergLaurens Spangenberg, over 6 years ago (edited over 6 years ago )

    If you want a responsive Wikipedia, use the mobile site https://en.m.wikipedia.org, it looks fantastic and works great on the desktop as well.

    EDIT: fixed link and removed my comment about Wikipedia not breaking for me.

    9 points
    • Joe CJoe C, over 6 years ago

      Heads up, I had to go to https://en.m.wikipedia.org/ to get the mobile-site (not m.en.wi...)

      3 points
    • phil helmphil helm, over 6 years ago

      The mobile site design is far better, on both mobile and desktop. The old desktop view should be scrapped.

      0 points
      • Laurens SpangenbergLaurens Spangenberg, over 6 years ago

        Wikipedia is a rather complex website with many features. These features aren't something one can simply cut out and call out on the "less is more" principle. Many of these are important since how Wikipedia works is structured around it.

        You might have seen the home page, an article page, but what about a Talk page? Or some special page like this?

        Sure they're all text and follow a similar format as an article page, but the Information Architecture and UX structuring is still a challenge that would involve a complete understanding the whole dynamics of Wikipedia and discussions with Wikipedians.

        A good desktop Wikipedia redesign is not something that one person who knows a thing or two about typography can finish in two hours of Photoshop/Sketch. Many previous Wikipedia redesigns I've seen exclude those things and simply assume that Wikipedia is only a catalog of information.

        4 points
  • Ethan Clark, over 6 years ago (edited over 6 years ago )

    So on Wikipedia, a page about flat design must have flat design, a page about Flash must be a Flash page, a page about Comic Sans must use Comic Sans font?

    6 points
  • Spencer HaizelSpencer Haizel, over 6 years ago

    It's not supposed to be responsive. This is is unnecessarily sarcastic.

    6 points
  • Jim SilvermanJim Silverman, over 6 years ago

    wikipedia is not a responsive design.

    6 points
    • Ariel VerberAriel Verber, over 6 years ago

      true, but a page should not break like this. either make it responsive or have a horizontal scroll.

      but i didn't donate when they asked me to so who cares about me.

      1 point
  • Pino CeniccolaPino Ceniccola, over 6 years ago

    Reminds me of this

    1 point
  • Kleverk ., over 6 years ago

    Never Noticed Wikipedia is not mobile responsive

    1 point
    • Filipe FigueiredoFilipe Figueiredo, over 6 years ago

      It's not responsive, because it they have a mobile site. Realistically no one is reading wikipedia on desktop in a window size comparable to a phone.

      2 points
  • Robbie FarrellRobbie Farrell, over 6 years ago

    Use Wikiwand to make it pretty & responsive.

    1 point
  • ポール ウェッブポール ウェッブ, over 6 years ago

    HAHAHAHAHAHAHA

    1 point
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    0 points
  • Taylor Ho, over 6 years ago

    I've been noticing tons of websites out there being responsive up to a point. e.g. Huge Inc

    Since the website looks fine on my phone, I'm assuming they're using Javascript to fire all kinds of checks for mobile and adjusts the layout accordingly. What are people's thoughts on this?

    0 points
  • Martin Wright, over 6 years ago

    Last year or so there was an excellent article about the politics of the ongoing redesign work at wikipedia. I can't find it through Google, but it sounded challenging to say the least.

    0 points