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• 7/4/2015

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I've made changes to the front page, mostly trying to make better use of the 2nd column of info (I could wish the ad space was half the size it is, but I suppose wikia-beggars can't be choosers). Any thoughts on it? I'm not totally sold on the color scheme, for example (I picked purple for demon magic - the full godly color scheme doesn't look re-creatable on a wikia front page, and I expect it would end up rather garish).

KarenHunt (talk) 13:31, July 4, 2015 (UTC)

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• 7/5/2015

It works for me. The links seem to pop a little more, which I find helpful. As you say, trying to get a 5 gods color scheme going would be a little overwhelming.

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• 7/5/2015

I'm still pretty new to wikia options, and without trying to start a hunt for alternative layouts I don't have a lot of suggestions to make. (I'm not much good on page design anyway--my web pages are frequently in the best web tradition of finding something I like and copying it.) The purple works just fine for me--it's not obtrusive, but does give the necessary unifying look to the site. 

The links stand out well as Jen said, and I agree that the whole color scheme for all 5 gods would be overwhelming. You might do something with a small graphic element, though, if wikia allows way to put it in the page layout. I'm thinking something like a 5 (or 10) color bar, very thin, to use as a divider in a few places--maybe just under the page title on the front page.

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• 7/5/2015

Hm. Not sure if I can make the color bar (I'm not actually all that expert with the wikia system myself), but I'll see what I can come up with. If it works, I'll put it in.

Thanks for idea,

KarenHunt (talk) 11:27, July 5, 2015 (UTC)

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• 7/5/2015

I was actually thinking of making the color bar outside of the wiki as a gif, jpg, or png, then using it in the page layout.  If wikia even allows that...

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• 7/5/2015

It should allow it, yes. Certainly things can be brought in as photos, anyway. I've got nothing against you experimenting on the front page, though I'm not sure whether the wikia will allow you to edit it - if it doesn't, you could make a fake page and try out ideas, then mark it for deletion. In that case, I'd go get it and put it onto the front page myself.

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• 7/5/2015

Sounds good. I was wondering if there should be an explanation on the front page that the World of Five Gods (formerly known as the Chalionverse or 5GU) is the title created by Lois once she had spread the story beyond the bounds of Chalion.

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• 7/5/2015

Probably some statement that the world has been called Chalionverse and 5 Gods Universe (5GU) would be good. Easy enough to do, so I'll take care of that....

KarenHunt (talk) 22:07, July 5, 2015 (UTC)

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