Community Wishlist Survey 2017/Archive/Deploy Template CSS to enable mobile friendly meta-pages

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  • Problem:

Most of the meta pages in almost all of the wikis aren't optimised for mobile in perticulare or different screen sizes in general. One of the main reason for that is, that reagular Editors ar not allowed to use full feater CSS with in the pages. For them inline styles are the only way to create something like a layout. But inline-styles can't handle Breakpoints, relative styling, cascading -all the stuff necessary to create a truly responsive Webpage.

This results in a situation, where a lot of meta-pages looks bad or don't work at all on smaller devices - leaving almost half of our readers with broken interfaces. A good example for this realy unsaitisfing situation are the german WikiLovesMonuments-Pages, that where accessed on mobile by half to 2/3rds of the readers, but failed on these plattforms, due to the limitations of inline styles.

  • Who would benefit:

All Readers not using Desktops The Editors designing meta-pages

  • Proposed solution:

Deploy the Template-CSS-Extension to all Wikipedias ASAP (we really need that for the upcoming WLE and WLM campaings latest)

  • More comments:
  • Phabricator tickets:

Project TemplateStyles


Hi @Martin Kraft:, this project is already being worked on by the Reading team. I'll close this proposal since another team is already on it. Thanks for your proposal. -- NKohli (WMF) (talk) 19:53, 20 November 2017 (UTC)
@NKohli (WMF): Any information on a realistic release date for the extension on German Wikipedia? // Martin Kraft (talk) 11:02, 27 November 2017 (UTC)
I'll ping Tgr (WMF) about that since I don't work on that team or project. -- NKohli (WMF) (talk) 12:28, 27 November 2017 (UTC)
Probably December for wikis which opt in early (see T168808), not sure after that. Please add any relevant deadlines your community has to T133410. --Tgr (WMF) (talk) 19:30, 27 November 2017 (UTC)