MEGO: Could someone please reformat Wiki Genealogy Feeds?

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Yes, I know that there have been requests about this before, but the Wiki Genealogy Feeds are nearly un-useable for old eyes!
in WikiTree Tech by Marshall Moss G2G3 (3.5k points)

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Hi Marshall, do you have any suggestions to make it easier to see? Is it the text size, the font, the spacing, or something else?
by Jamie Nelson G2G6 Pilot (487k points)

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/* Style Definitions */ table.MsoNormalTable {mso-style-name:"Table Normal"; mso-tstyle-rowband-size:0; mso-tstyle-colband-size:0; mso-style-noshow:yes; mso-style-priority:99; mso-style-parent:""; mso-padding-alt:0in 5.4pt 0in 5.4pt; mso-para-margin:0in; mso-para-margin-bottom:.0001pt; mso-pagination:widow-orphan; font-size:11.0pt; font-family:"Calibri",sans-serif; mso-ascii-font-family:Calibri; mso-ascii-theme-font:minor-latin; mso-hansi-font-family:Calibri; mso-hansi-theme-font:minor-latin; mso-bidi-font-family:"Times New Roman"; mso-bidi-theme-font:minor-bidi;} <![endif]-->

Sorry!  I responded to my incoming email & of course it bounced. So the attachment is missing from this response. If you can tell me how to get the mockup that I did to you, I would be pleased to send it on!

Yes, a slight increase in the size of the type would help, but not a lot. It is the layout that is the real drawback.

There would seem to be a few things that could enhance the utility of the information:

  1. Present the data in columns so that it is easier to scan – one item per line per column;
  2. Partition the items with respect to the user’s tags that caused the data to be included;
  3. Color code the data so that the individual piece of data that triggered the item’s inclusion is the dominant color; &
  4. Alphabetize the columns with respect to the trigger data within each of the tag groups.

I have copied and pasted a few entries from my Feed of earlier today in the layout suggested. It is attached. Hope that it gives you some ideas.

 Marshall

It would be nice if WT moved closer to the Internet's accessibility standards (WCAG 2.0 AA level) but I know how hard that can be.
Marshall, you can e-mail the mockup to jamie [at] wikitree.com

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