Template talk:Hubs

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How about centering this template so it looks like this:

  • Community Noun project 2280.svg Users
  • Octicons-terminal.svg System Administrators
  • Source code project 1171.svg Developers
  • OOjs UI icon language-ltr.svg Translators

Also, there is a proposal here to add a Contents link to the beginning of the template which would return a browser to Manual:Contents which is probably useful. --Cneubauer 01:09, 28 August 2007 (UTC)

If you want to center it then use {{Hubs|center}}. E.g.
Actually - I've just realised that's broken. I will fix it - hopefully by the time you read this.
Re: your other point, a link to manual:contents is inappropriate here as the hubs are not 'part of the manual' but separate to it. They give a starting point to each type of MW user, to lead them to appropriate information. Some of that information is in the manual, some is not. --HappyDog 01:39, 28 August 2007 (UTC)
Hmm, why aren't the hubs in the manual? --Cneubauer 12:06, 28 August 2007 (UTC)
The manual aims to be a complete technical reference for the software, whereas the hubs are community portals for this website. At the moments the hubs mainly contain links into the manual, but the aim is ultimately to make them more community orientated, e.g. 'tip of the day', 'top 5 FAQs', links to external sources of help, bulletin boards (e.g. admin page would include release news), etc. If the manual was bundled up and printed, the hubs would not be part of it. --HappyDog 22:04, 28 August 2007 (UTC)
But if the hubs are not to contain audience specific manual subsections, what is? manual:contents in my mind is not fulfilling this role at all. --Diploid 14:07, 29 August 2007 (UTC)
If Manual:Contents is not doing its job properly then it needs fixing, however it has a different purpose to the hubs and should be kept separate. I have reverted your change, as in my opinion it is just interface bloat. --HappyDog 17:15, 29 August 2007 (UTC)

System Administrators vs Administrators[edit]

Any objections to changing the template to say just "Administrators"? --Cneubauer 14:22, 28 December 2007 (UTC)

Yes. 'Administrators' is ambiguous - does it mean system administrator, or wiki administrator? 'System Administrators' is used deliberately. --HappyDog 13:17, 8 January 2008 (UTC)

Updating Developers icon[edit]

The Developers icon has been updated in the template and the new one shows correctly: Source code project 1171.svg. However, in the Examples sections I can still see media:Crystal Project Tutorials.png. I can't find what else needs to be changed. Any ideas?--Qgil (talk) 20:24, 23 February 2013 (UTC)

Icons hardcoded in translations[edit]

Most (all?) translations of this template seem to have the icons hardcoded. Now that we have updated the icon for Developers it seems that I will need to go and update them one by one. But I'm wondering if for the same amount of work I could fix the problem and detach icons from translations. Any ideas?--Qgil (talk) 20:26, 23 February 2013 (UTC)

Flexbox-based version[edit]

Please update this template from the sandbox to use <ul> HTML element and flexbox layout instead of accessibility-hurting <table> and to introduce TemplateStyles. Please also protect Template:Hubs/styles.css to the same level as the main template. Thanks in advance, —Tacsipacsi (talk) 20:49, 21 June 2020 (UTC)

Yes Done wargo (talk) 20:07, 22 June 2020 (UTC)
@wargo: Thanks! By the way, {{\sandbox}} wouldn’t need to be cut out—its purpose is to load the sandbox when loaded in the sandbox, and the main template otherwise. (Note the backslash in its name instead of a forward slash.) —Tacsipacsi (talk) 20:25, 22 June 2020 (UTC)