Having worked on the MH3U Armor section for a little while now, I've noticed that while the Armor pages themselves have a pretty standard form, the smaller summeries of each set located in the lists themselves do not, due in part to the lack of solid template. As such, I thought I might address this by creating one.
I originally hoped to create something with a pleasant aesthetic comparable to the infobox that appears at the beginning of each armor page, but unfortunately I'm not so well versed in the art of wikia coding to make such a template, and hanging up the development of the wiki on an admittedly unimportant facet is not something I want to do. That said, if anyone who has skill in crafting wikia templates wants to take over this project, please let me know, and I'll defer to you.
In any case, I decided to start by looking for existing templates created for the same purpose, and the most impressive one I found was that used for the MHFU armor sections, which includes room for all the information that the existing MH3U armor sections display, as well as a collapsible feature that minimizes the length of the overall page. I thought I might start by using this as the model, although I do want to create a new template so that aesthetic and informational changes can be made as desired without disrupting the already significantly developed MHFU section. Concerning the nature of what those changes might be, I'd appreciate any input other members have on the subject. Specifically, some of the features of the new template I want to leave open to discussion include, but are not limited to:
- Should the new template include the collapsible feature of the original, or is that making things too complex?
- Are there any changes to the displayed information people would like to see? Anything that seems unneccessary in the original, or conversely, anything the original is lacking?
- What colors should the new template have, considering the existing or planned appearance of the MH3U Armor List?
For the moment, that's all I have to report. Please respond if you have any thoughts, suggestions, or concerns. Thank you!
Edit: I've created a template page with the beginnings of this project. It's certainly not ready for use yet, but I'll be going back to it as an ongoing project, unless someone else wants to take over. In the meantime, I'll use the same tables I have been using when updating the MH3U Armor List.