Talk:Jurassic Bark

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I love the new infobox. It cleans up the articles by removing the lists from the bottom. Totally cool. My only concern is that it needs a left-margin. The text is crowding a little close. It's making me claustrophobic. [edit]: Eep! I just tried it myself. I don't know how you people work with the crazy wikicode for tables. Yowch. I'll just leave it up to you... --Buddy 10:43, 19 April 2007 (PDT)

Heh, it takes a little getting used to but once you learn it it's actually a lot simpler than html table syntax. I see what you mean, and I'll tweak it now. Gopher 10:51, 19 April 2007 (PDT)
Oh, another thing. If we can make this happen somehow, there's some code I'd love to add to allow custom hidden sections. I think it would be great if the complete crew credits could be put in such a section; I thought it would be too much to include both lists in the infobox. For an example of this in action, check out the "Appearances" section on the character articles on Memory Alpha (example). If we got this feature working (some functions need to be tweaked to our needs and pasted into the right .css and .js files on the server), we could add the complete "appearances" sections even for the major characters, which we chose to omit for major characters because the long lists would be so ugly. Gopher 10:56, 19 April 2007 (PDT)

Cripes! I swear I frigging did that, and it didn't work!!! *smacks forehead* I'm very tired. I probably made some stupid mistake like putting a 9 instead of a g... --Buddy 11:06, 19 April 2007 (PDT)

Don't feel bad, god knows I've had those moments more times than I could recount in a month of sundays. I do my best coding at 2am, but I do my best debugging/troubleshooting at 10am. :) Gopher 11:07, 19 April 2007 (PDT)

Hm, I suppose you could base it on my Template:Character infobox, like this Template:Episode infobox, yes I created it just now. --SvipTalk 15:42, 19 April 2007 (PDT)

I think it might be a little wide, it's about the same width as the article in 1024*768 screen res. - Quolnok 18:39, 19 April 2007 (PDT)
oops! I feel silly, good call Qual, I forgot most people don't use maximized web windows at 1400px wide. I'll cut it by about 25%, see how that looks. Gopher 19:29, 19 April 2007 (PDT)
oh, and svip, I modeled mine after wikipedia, just as a starting point; yours is virtually identical, except for the lack of color in the header and the justification on the left column. When we start using them, we'll let the community decide which way to go and then modify them for consistancy before making infoboxes for EVERY page. Ultimately we'll probably want to build a generic base template and derive the specific templates from it, so we could make broad style changes to all infoboxes without changing each one (such as the heading color, text size, etc). As I said in the conference table, I somehow missed your character templates when getting caught up, and didn't see it until someone pointed it out to me. We'll wait until after the upgrade and the general style changes are made before making the decision, though, so we can see the infoboxes in the context they'll ultimately be used. Sound good? Gopher 19:35, 19 April 2007 (PDT)
I modelled mine in turn too after Wikipedia, but I based mine on those from those created for episodes [1]. I try not to be rude, but I do actually think yours is ugly with those borders, and because the background is the same colour as the background of the entire page. I attempted to make mine a slightly darker colour to created the illusion of a border. In turn, I don't think ours are virtually identical... --SvipTalk 03:10, 20 April 2007 (PDT)
Also, I think I will add my template next to yours for comparison's sake. --SvipTalk 03:15, 20 April 2007 (PDT)
Svip, I'm tempted to revert your edit there. Please keep in mind that while we should be comparing the two, yours having in my opinion a better colour scheme, we should be remembering that this page is not a toy. Putting two of them on the same page destroys the article, which will be viewed by non-editors, I suggest shoving yours on another episode instead. - Quolnok 07:33, 20 April 2007 (PDT)
I see your point, I will revert that, and shove them both in this talk page. --SvipTalk 07:48, 20 April 2007 (PDT)
[edit] Done... --SvipTalk 07:51, 20 April 2007 (PDT)
Heh. I *also* modelled mine after the Wikipedia episode template - the REAL one. The futurama articles do not conform to WikiTV's style guidelines and use their own, custom templates. The Stargate articles, by comparison linky do use the correct TV Episode Infobox template. Gopher 08:06, 20 April 2007 (PDT)

Infobox comparison

This is the infobox comparison... to not "destroy" the page for now. :)

This is a comparison of two infoboxes.
Template:Episode Infobox
[[Season {{{season}}}]] episode
Jurassic Bark
Jurassic Bark.jpg
Production number4ACV07
Written byEric Kaplan
Directed bySwinton Scott
First air dateNovember 17th, 2002
Broadcast number{{{broadcast number}}}
Title referenceThe famous dinosaur resurrection movie Jurassic Park


Season {{{season}}}

--SvipTalk 07:49, 20 April 2007 (PDT)