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Hey everyone :D So... I got promoted to an Admin a couple of days ago. It's really awesome. Since there are only a small handful of admins still active, I think we really need to start cleaning up Acepedia. I've already made some badly-needed edits and deletions, but, above all, I really thought we needed a new background for the site.

The following changes are effective immediately:

Monobook Skin

For the very few users still using the Monobook skin (the one that looks more like Wikipedia), the page background image has been removed. A background image does not fit on that theme and makes it look very unprofessional. It has been replaced by the standard background color of almost-white-but-kind-of-tan.

The Monobook skin by itself is in dire need of an update, not just with the background. I'll be testing changes to the skin locally so I don't accidentally damage the Wikia, then make them live. Colors, backgrounds, and layouts are really mangled on that skin.

Wikia/Oasis Skin

For the majority of us using the new 2010 skin (the one with everything bunched together in the middle of the screen), I've made two changes. First, the buttons are now a darker shade of blue. The shade of blue that was originally being used was a little too light and didn't match very well with the black behind the main content in the middle.

Secondly, the page background has been changed. The old background from Ace Combat X: Skies of Deception was not very wide and was also appearing in the content area. The new background is an edited version of the new wallpaper for Ace Combat Infinity where the content area now only has a black background and the outsides are from the wallpaper itself. The new background supports resolutions up to 1920x1440, which covers almost every computer out there.

Please note that if you're using the Wikia/Oasis skin and the background is 100% black, even on the left and right sides of the content area, you may have to do one of the following:

  • Clear your cache. Google on how to do this for your browser.
  • Switch your skin to Monobook, then switch it back to Wikia. This can be done at Special:Preferences, which you can access by hovering over your username in the top-right.

Comments?

Please leave a comment if you have any feedback or suggestions concerning these changes. If you have feedback on other subjects, feel free to leave me a message on my message wall!

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