Wiktionary talk:Votes/pl-2017-07/Gallery

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I think the default gallery looks ugly. I'd be prepared to support this if we switched to <gallery mode=packed> in the general case:

This, that and the other (talk) 12:00, 17 July 2017 (UTC)

I agree with you. Can't we use CSS to make all galleries in the main namespace look like "mode=packed" by default? Correct me if I'm wrong: apparently there's no "mode=packed" in CSS, but maybe we can use some combination of other CSS properties to achieve the same effect. --Daniel Carrero (talk) 12:07, 17 July 2017 (UTC)
@Daniel Carrero, Xbony2 Apparently there is a configuration setting called mw:Manual:$wgGalleryOptions, so we could raise a Phabricator task to request that the default mode be changed to "packed". This, that and the other (talk) 10:41, 19 July 2017 (UTC)
That could be useful :) -Xbony2 (talk) 12:28, 19 July 2017 (UTC)
I agree! I added mw:Manual:$wgGalleryOptions in the text of the vote. --Daniel Carrero (talk) 16:51, 19 July 2017 (UTC)

oppose proposal 2[edit]

I included the proposal 2 (forbidding "Gallery" sections with fewer than three images) in case anyone wants to support it, but I believe I'm going to oppose it.

I'm OK with having galleries with 1 or 2 images. I know galleries use up our vertical space, but I'm not sure our usual right-floating images are necessarily always a benefit compared to galleries. I'm fine with letting people have the freedom to use or not use galleries as they see fit, including the ones with few images. --Daniel Carrero (talk) 12:24, 17 July 2017 (UTC)

Gallery template[edit]

I'd like it if we used a new template called {{gallery}} or something instead of doing <gallery mode=packed> every time to make it simpler, and also if we want to change it later. -Xbony2 (talk) 22:59, 18 July 2017 (UTC)

I prefer not having a gallery template if the whole idea is just choosing the style/appearance/layout of the galleries. It should be possible to use CSS or MediaWiki configurations to achieve that.
It's best to use the <gallery></gallery> syntax, which works in Wikipedia, Commons and other wikis. Less new stuff to learn to contribute to Wiktionary. --Daniel Carrero (talk) 16:15, 19 July 2017 (UTC)

Are there any layout benefits to this?[edit]

e.g. on mobile devices? Equinox 19:40, 25 July 2017 (UTC)

On my PC, I checked https://en.m.wiktionary.org/wiki/line (mobile link), but I don't have a cell phone right now to check. It does look like galleries should save our horizontal space space as opposed to using right-floating images, especially in entries with many senses and images (like the one I linked to). --Daniel Carrero (talk) 19:45, 25 July 2017 (UTC)
The mobile version puts floating images in the center instead of floating them. This causes the images to appear before the entry, whereas in galleries they appear after the entry. --WikiTiki89 20:19, 25 July 2017 (UTC)

Slider gallery[edit]

I think I would be more open to a slider with a cap of 3 images. --Victar (talk) 22:30, 26 July 2017 (UTC)