Friday, February 26, 2010

We need 40 good looking #mobile mainpages

Forty languages are completely localised for #Wikipedia mobile, and now they need a "main page" that has some quality info and that looks good on a mobile.

In December 2009, on the Wikimedia Technical Blog, an "how to" was published on how to create a mobile main page. This was developed together with Petter Strandmark of the Swedish Wikipedia.

The Swedish mobile main page looks good and obviously its source is available. It consist only of parts that change from day to day. Many Wikipedias are not that dynamic and, I can imagine that some Wikipedia communities want some static information as well.

So what we now need are the wizards with templates, people who understand what makes up a good looking main page and help us make sure we have 40 good looking and functional mobile main pages.

The following languages are fully localised at this time: Afrikaans, Arabic, Bengali, Breton, Bosnian, Czech, Danish, German, Lower Sorbian, English, Spanish, Finnish, French, Galician, Swiss German, Hebrew, Upper Sorbian, Hungarian, Interlingua, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Karachay-Balkar, Luxembourgish, Macedonian, Malayalam, Dutch, Norwegian (bokmÃ¥l)‬, Occitan, Polish, Piedmontese, Portuguese, Russian, Swedish, Swahili, Turkish, Urdu, Vietnamese and Simplified Chinese.

You can check what needs to be done for your language here; we have over 230 localisations to go..

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