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The issue

Should we use vertical (column-based; example) or horizontal (tab-based; example) templates for subpages? The templates used, in case you're interested, are {{subpages2}} and {{subpages9}} (note, not for the faint of heart!).

Brief summary of arguments

For a vertical template: nicely balances out the links on the left side and top of the usual MediaWiki layout (skin). For cases with many subpages there is unlimited room to expand down.

Against a vertical template: creates layout problems, especially with images, which are usually placed in the top right, where the vertical template would go.

For a horizontal template: tabs are a common, instantly recognizable navigation tool.

Against a horizontal template: this creates "link overload" and "tab overload" at the top of the page. For cases with many subpages there is limited room to expand and the tabs may be too crunched, however, it can realistically accommodate 10-12 subpages.

Notes:

  • The functionality of the subpages can be made exactly the same.
  • The main considerations here are design/aesthetic ones.

Voting closed

Voting closed Friday, August 24.

The vote is closed--the horizontal option is chosen.

Vertical, or Column-based (Example)

  1. Larry Sanger
  2. Todd Coles 08:05, 17 August 2007 (CDT)
  3. Jitse Niesen 01:51, 20 August 2007 (CDT)
  4. Anupam Srivastava 22:36, 21 August 2007 (CDT)
  5. Morten Juhl Johansen
  6. Carl Jantzen 10:08, 22 August 2007 (CDT)
  7. Kjetil Ree 12:04, 22 August 2007 (CDT)
  8. Michael Underwood 15:29, 22 August 2007 (CDT)
  9. --Ruth Ifcher 22:38, 22 August 2007 (CDT)
  10. Matt Innis (Talk) 09:57, 23 August 2007 (CDT)

Horizontal, or Tab-based (Example)

  1. Arne Eickenberg 08:32, 17 August 2007 (CDT)
  2. Robert King 09:15, 17 August 2007 (CDT)
  3. Stephen Ewen 14:29, 19 August 2007 (CDT)
  4. Aleksander Stos 16:00, 19 August 2007 (CDT)
  5. --Joe Quick (Talk) 22:48, 19 August 2007 (CDT)
  6. Martin Baldwin-Edwards 01:55, 20 August 2007 (CDT)
  7. Nereo Preto 03:38, 20 August 2007 (CDT)
  8. Matt Mahlmann 20:15, 20 August 2007 (CDT)
  9. Oliver Smith 10:31, 21 August 2007 (CDT)
  10. Meg Ireland 22:04, 21 August 2007 (CDT)
  11. Andrew Su 22:22, 21 August 2007 (CDT)
  12. Greg Woodhouse 22:44, 21 August 2007 (CDT)
  13. Jochen Wendebaum
  14. Alexander Wiebel 02:31, 22 August 2007 (CDT)
  15. John Stephenson 04:20, 22 August 2007 (CDT)
  16. Anton Sweeney 05:51, 22 August 2007 (CDT)
  17. Andrew Fleisher 07:01, 22 August 2007 (CDT)
  18. Eric M Gearhart 11:51, 22 August 2007 (CDT)
  19. DavidGoodman 14:42, 22 August 2007 (CDT)
  20. R. Versuri (Talk) 15:15, 22 August 2007 (CDT)
  21. Roger Lohmann 18:47, 22 August 2007 (CDT)
  22. Mark Jones 17:25, 22 August 2007 (CDT)
  23. Ian Johnson 17:56, 23 August 2007 (CDT)
  24. Pat Palmer 14:07, 26 August 2007 (CDT)