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.
Heads up, I had to go to https://en.m.wikipedia.org/ to get the mobile-site (not m.en.wi...)
The mobile site design is far better, on both mobile and desktop. The old desktop view should be scrapped.
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.
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.
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?
It's not supposed to be responsive. This is is unnecessarily sarcastic.
wikipedia is not a responsive design.
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.
Reminds me of this
Never Noticed Wikipedia is not mobile responsive
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.
Use Wikiwand to make it pretty & responsive.
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I've been noticing tons of websites out there being responsive up to a point. e.g. Huge Inc
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.