Heya, fellow Bulbapedians and lurking forum-goers.
Let's jump right into the subject at hand. As many (or not so many) of you may be aware, on Bulbapedia's main page, there is a set of twelve links in the top right. Anime, Manga, Games, TCG... all massive parts of the franchise, yet when you click these links, they direct you not to articles, but to large, confusing categories.
The project at hand is to take a page (or, specifically, a few pages) from a couple of fellow wikis, most notably Wikipedia; a system of Portals, large generalize pages leading into the major sections.
In Wikipedia's case, these portals head into categories such as Arts and Politics. In our case, they would lead into the aforementioned twelve categories, such as Anime and Games.
Now, let me get to the part where I want your opinions. I've personally created a proof-of-concept demonstration portal purely to flesh out the style and layout, but it's by no means a finished product. We still need to decide if the style is right, if the layout is easy-to-navigate, and other such things.
So this is where I'm asking for opinions and suggestions alike.
) First off, do you like the idea of using portals for these sections?
) How do you feel about the layout I've built in the demo? Is it easy to find your way through?
) Are there sections you feel should be added/removed?
And so on. If you've got an opinion or thought, post it here! Any input is appreciated.
And expect to see more threads of this nature popping up every so often, as well. =D With Isshu around the corner, we're going to have a lot of work ahead of us, and it'll take quite a lot of hands!