Minimal Wikipedia

Minimal redesign of Wikipedia by Moe Silah

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Ryan HooverPro@rrhoover · Founder, Product Hunt
I'm a fan of minimalist design in many cases but the larger font makes it harder to quickly scan and parse the information. Also does Moe have permission by Wikipedia for this?
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Mark Abramson@mark__a · I print on things
@rrhoover when I saw this first (desktop) I instantly thought "this is going to look great on my phone." Agree pretty huge for desktop without a cntl-
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Colin DevroeHunter@cdevroe · Co-founder, Plain
Moe Silah writes about the redesign here: http://wikipedia.moesalih.com/?a...
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Sabrina Majeed@sabrina · Mobile Designer at BuzzFeed
Where is the "I'm Feeling Lucky" button!?
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Colin DevroeHunter@cdevroe · Co-founder, Plain
@rrhoover I agree with you but on things like tablets and phones it might be great. I don't know how he's doing it but Wikipedia has a full open API. Side note about PH: Autocomplete of users names is only working to two characters. So @rrh... doesn't work for you. :(
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Jonathan HowardHiring@staringispolite · Growth engineer & founder
@cdevroe re autocomplete: I think it only works on first names, not usernames :)
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Colin DevroeHunter@cdevroe · Co-founder, Plain
@staringispolite Well, that I didn't know. I also didn't know about the reply button, apparently. Awesome. Thanks.
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Jonathan HowardHiring@staringispolite · Growth engineer & founder
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Jonathan HowardHiring@staringispolite · Growth engineer & founder
I love this. Looks like it's ready-only features for now, which makes sense for practical reasons, but also use case. @rrhoover I think it's just a tradeoff between legibility and readability. eg, on the bus, I can't steady the screen, so readability and scanning aren't ideal. Also, it's possible you're just used to adjusting to something sub-optimal in the original wikipedia. If I used this regularly, I imagine I'd either be in a more passive "consumption" mode, or start leaning more on browsers' search and the ToC.
Ryan HooverPro@rrhoover · Founder, Product Hunt
@staringispolite I DON'T WANT MY WIKIPEDIA TO CHANGE EVER! Actually... good points, sir. :)