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In addition to featured video testing, the other current phase of Wiki Modernization is to update the page and article headers on Fandom wikis. The page header includes a wiki's wordmark and local navigation, and the article header includes the page title and Edit button. This is how that space has looked since 2011:
We identified the headers as an area that could be improved as part of Wiki Modernization. We tested a new design on 12 wikis at the end of the year and learned a lot from it. Now we're ready to test a new version that we're really excited about. This is what the new design would look like on Wookieepedia:
The final design will ultimately appear across the wiki and on Discussions. There are slight differences to the page header for logged in vs logged out, like logged in users seeing a link to Wiki Activity, but by and large they are the same.
We would like to run a test of the page and article header on Wookieepedia for the next 3 weeks or so. Logged in users (on Oasis) will see the headers all the time when they are logged in. For logged out users, we will be running an A/B test. Some users will see it, while some will still see the 2011-style headers. That way we can gather data from both groups and compare them, to see how the new ones perform.
We will be looking at two key metrics:
How do readers interact with the new headers? We'll look at the number of clicks on header links, as well as how many people use the new headers vs the old ones.
What do editors think of the new design? We'll gather feedback and interaction data from you, ask follow-up questions, and do our best to understand your needs. We want a design that works well for everyone.
The updated era icons and continuity banners will not be part of the test, but we will be able to add those once the final design goes live. Our Product team is taking care of that to make sure that the era icons and banners go well with the modernized style of the page.
If no one has any objections, we will begin the test this week—either tomorrow or Thursday. If you have any questions, please let me know. Thanks! - Brandon Rhea(talk) 20:22, March 14, 2017 (UTC)
The yellow "Legends" and black "canon" banners, as well as the various era symbols, don't appear to be showing up on articles any longer. Cevan(talk) 21:53, March 25, 2017 (UTC)
One other thing I've noticed is that italicized titles no longer appear as italicized. Cevan(talk) 22:04, March 25, 2017 (UTC)
Yes, for the duration of the test, neither of those will work (I told the admins about the icons before the test went live). They'll be back when the test is taken down, and then when the final product is released we'll have the updated icons and banners. - Brandon Rhea(talk) 22:09, March 25, 2017 (UTC)
Ah, got it. Thanks Brandon, and the new banners look pretty nice! Cevan(talk) 00:10, March 26, 2017 (UTC)