Guidelines[edit | edit source]

  • Superior UI makes help pages unnecessary
  • Help info should appear only when it's most relevant and likely to be useful
  • Add ?uselang=qqx to the URL of any page to see the names of the interface messages used in that page, rather than the messages themselves (try it)
  • Admins can change any interface message by editing "MediaWiki:Name of the message"
  • Interface messages are language-specific, so if you modify for example MediaWiki:Newarticletext you should probably modify MediaWiki:Newarticletext/es too
  • Interface messages allow any wikitext, but plain text, links and buttons work best across devices
  • Hide confusing or unnecessary elements via MediaWiki:Common.css or by emptying the relevant interface message (example)
  • Avoid adding or modifying HTML or CSS via JavaScript because it tends to cause flashes of unstyled content

Testing[edit | edit source]

  • Test in at least two browsers (Firefox and Chrome, usually)
  • Test in mobile (50% of our visitors browse from mobile!)
  • Test in visual editor
  • Test in at least one language other than English (by adding ?uselang=es to the URL, for example)
  • Test in at least one skin other than Poncho (by adding ?useskin=vector to the URL, for example)
  • Test as a non-logged-in user (usually in incognito)
  • Test as a non-admin user (usually with a testing user)

Editing a page[edit | edit source]

Creating a page[edit | edit source]

Creating an account[edit | edit source]

See also[edit | edit source]

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