[arch-general] wiki - Add a border to Template:Article summary start ?

Desmond Cox desmondgc at gmail.com
Thu Mar 3 14:29:23 EST 2011

On Thu, Mar 3, 2011 at 1:48 PM, David C. Rankin
<drankinatty at suddenlinkmail.com> wrote:
> Guys,
>  I was working with Template:Article summary start code for the wiki trying to
> come up with a way to further define it on the page so you don't end up with it
> appearing to float transparently over the wiki content toward the bottom of the
> summary -- especially when there is a line of code that intersects it. Where you
> have a line of code that crosses the summary, the dashed border for the code
> just seems to disappear under the background of the summary.
>  I tried color and different combinations of border and think I have hit on
> something I like better. I've added a border and adjusted the padding slightly.
> Since changing the summary template changes the look of all pages, I thought I
> would just pass along the code for Template:Article summary start for you guys
> to consider rather than changing it on the wiki.
> <noinclude>{{Template}}
> '''See [[Writing Article Overviews]] for usage
> instructions.'''</noinclude><includeonly>{| style="margin-left: 8px; padding:
> 3px 5px 3px 5px; border: 3px ridge #AFB1B5; border-spacing: 0px 4px; float:
> right; clear: right; width: 25%" cellpadding="0"
> |- style="text-align: center"
> !  style="background: #333; color: white; padding: 3px" |
> '''{{{1|Summary}}}'''</includeonly>
>  I have a preview on my mediawiki that I setup as a sandbox to keep from
> destroying the Archwiki with my edits... You can take a look at the proposed
> border and padding here:
> http://www.3111skyline.com/mediawiki/index.php/Main_Page
>  If the consensus is you like it, then I can update the template. If you don't
> - we'll just nix the idea. Nothing ventured nothing gained...
>  Even if you don't like the border, then consider the padding change: padding:
> 3px 5px 3px 5px; It adds just a bit of slenderness to the content beneath the
> headings.
> --
> David C. Rankin, J.D.,P.E.

More appropriate locations for this discussion would be the template
talk page itself:


...or the Writing Article Overviews talk page:


-- Des (pointone)

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