Admin and talented physician Dr. Clayton Forrestor asked me to write a short blog post about the new infoboxes. It's pretty simple, really: One of my Wikia coworkers likes to say that "we should be able to display Wikia content on a washing machine". It's tongue-in-cheek, I take his point well: the breadth and depth of devices that we need to support is only growing.
Right now, our approach is, essentially, to backfill mobile solutions as necessary. That's gone OK for a while - some infoboxes, especially ones that are more than two rows, don't fare so well - but it's certainly not a long-term strategy, especially for how quickly mobile traffic is starting to take off.
We absolutely do not want to change the basic intent of Infoboxes.…Read more >