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{{MOS Proposal}}
 
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A guideline on how to use [[Help:Navboxes|Navboxes]] has been discussed in the [[2010 Community Meeting Agenda and Minutes|weekly community meetings]] during August and September 2010.
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A '''navigational templates'' or '''navboxes'' can be used to display a group of links to related articles at the bottom of an article. This article sets out some guidelines for creating navboxes. Help about using them can be found in the article [[Help:Navboxes]].
  
This article has been started as a place to put together some agreed guidelines about how Navboxes can be used in the wiki. During the meeting the feeling was that a flexible guideline would be appropriate allowing for more than one application of the technology.
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Following discussions in [[2010 Community Meeting Agenda and Minutes|community meetings]] and in a [http://forums.familysearch.org/en/showthread.php?t=4141 forum thread] the guidelines below have been suggested.
  
We welcome comments from the wider community. Add your views to the [[FamilySearch Wiki talk:Navboxes|talk page]] or [http://forums.familysearch.org/en/showthread.php?t=4141 forum thread].
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== Principles ==
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* Navboxes should be kept as short in space terms as possible. This will help in setting the navbox as an appendix to an article and not over shadow it.
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* Using Font size 85% is encouraged for the text and links within the navbox
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* The style of navbox used will depend on the number of links. No one style is favoured over another, contributors should use the style that is most appropriate.

Revision as of 13:06, 23 October 2010

Style guideline proposal - A conversation on this issue is found on the discussion page. Once consensus is reached, a Manual of Style guideline will be added to this page.


A navigational templates or navboxes can be used to display a group of links to related articles at the bottom of an article. This article sets out some guidelines for creating navboxes. Help about using them can be found in the article Help:Navboxes.

Following discussions in community meetings and in a forum thread the guidelines below have been suggested.

Principles

  • Navboxes should be kept as short in space terms as possible. This will help in setting the navbox as an appendix to an article and not over shadow it.
  • Using Font size 85% is encouraged for the text and links within the navbox
  • The style of navbox used will depend on the number of links. No one style is favoured over another, contributors should use the style that is most appropriate.