By Joe Beaudoin Jr. | Posted on May 12, 2010 at 1:30 pm |
Posted in Category: Announcements, Tips and Tricks

A quick note to let our fine visitors know that we’ve deployed Lightbox across the Wikis, meaning that whenever you now click on a thumbnail or an image gallery on any of our articles, you’ll see the larger version super-imposed over the wiki page, instead of being jumped to the image description page. (As you can see in the screen shot below.)

See full-sized pictures without leaving the article!

Since we’re rolling this out for the first time, we do expect there to be some minor issues. During my testing, I ran into a few but those were corrected (with the exception of one really minor one), so please feel free to notify us on any bugs you come across!

Note: Some images on the wiki are quite large (some are several megabytes) and therefore there may be some load time issues depending on your connection. Also, any images that are dimensionally larger than your screen will not fit to your screen, but I’m investigating a fix on that.

Update: For any resolutions of 1200 x 800 or higher, I’ve optimized the light box to work on down-scaling images so that they are not larger than your screen. That said, this will not increase the size of original photos that are smaller, as this would only cause pixelation and other distortions to the image.

By Joe Beaudoin Jr. | Posted on April 6, 2008 at 12:04 am |
Posted in Category: How-To, Tips and Tricks

I’ve been getting some comments about the sitenotice with the Galacticruise banner. Just to let you guys know, you can dismiss it by clicking the “dismiss” link to the right of the notice. This will hide the notice.

Do note that the ability to hide the notice is based on a cookie stored in your web browser’s cache, so if you continually purge your cache, you’ll see the site notice whenever you check out the website after the cache is cleared.

Any questions?

By Joe Beaudoin Jr. | Posted on March 18, 2008 at 6:53 am |

Given the amount of questions and comments given through our [[BW:SURVEY|survey]], plus the amount of respondents we’ve received through our survey, we’ve redone and expanded our FAQ page on the Battlestar Wiki.

Check out our FAQ by [[BW:FAQ|going here]].

Of course, if you have questions that should be added in our FAQ, please send them our way or add them to the page yourself!

By Joe Beaudoin Jr. | Posted on February 26, 2008 at 11:52 pm |

There’s been a lot of feedback regarding the design of the site. Some people want a lighter colored design that’s easier on the eyes. Well, we do have one available. (Click here to preview it.)

Now to choose different themes, you need to have a username on Battlestar Wiki. So if you don’t have a username on Battlestar Wiki, get one. It’s free. We don’t bite. Promise. :)

Once you have a username, log in with it. (The log in link is at the very top right hand corner of the page.)

Once logged in, click on “My Preferences“. Then click on the tab named “skin” in the control panel that loads. From there you have your choice of skins! Right now there are three. The lighter of the three is a skin called “bsgmonobook”, which is essentially a version of Wikipedia’s skin, with black text and with an off-white background.

Cool, eh?