Hey all! I wanted to invite you to Fandom's second The Downstream on Friday, September 10 at 11am EST (check for your local time here). It is a 2-hour live Twitch stream during which you will be briefed on what is happening on Fandom, with the latest news and updates.
This session will include 3 special guest, who will each bring a different set of expertise to the table:
- Joey Merkel, Director of Social Strategy & Operations: discover what social media can do for your wiki.
- Maggie Owens, Sr. Analyst - Site Analytics: observe how Fandom tracks and explains traffic trends on the platform.
- Max Spector, Director of Brand Design: learn how the new logo came to be over the rebranding process.
After the presentations, some questions, previously submitted by admin…
After all the blogs Fandom shared with previews, FandomDesktop is now LIVE for you to check out! During this time, logged-in users will be able to switch from Oasis to FandomDesktop as their wiki experience through an opt-in toggle, found in an on-site banner and in user preferences. You will also be able to switch back by changing your user preferences.
Please do note that not everything has been developed yet, so expect changes to still occur. However, you already get access now so editors and admins get used to the new design and, especially, the admins can prepare this community for full migration, which will come early this summer.
Admins, you should definitely check out the new Theme Designer and the FandomDesktop preparation guide for a…
Hey everyone! Fandom will be hosting The Downstream, which is a Twitch stream that anyone can attend. By attending, you can get updates on major initiatives like FandomDesktop, the Fandom brand, and Fanatical, as well as have conversations with the Product Design team, the Marketing team, the Fanatical team, and others!
When? Friday, May 28th at 8am US Pacific (click the link to convert to your timezone!)
Where? Fandom’s Twitch channel (click the link to join!)
Hope to see you then!
For those who wanted to catch The Downstream but missed it, the VOD was saved for you viewing pleasure! Check it out by clicking this link.
You can catch all of the presentations, including...
- FandomDesktop design thinking
- how we approach the new logo design (no new lo…
Hey all! As you know, 2021 will be the year of the Fandom/Gamepedia desktop skin redesign, called FandomDesktop. In order to help communities better prepare, understand, but especially get insight and be able to get involved by sharing their feedback, Fandom has been releasing blog posts with the latest updates on the design.
The latest reveal is "A deeper look at Navigation on FandomDesktop", which gives you some more insights and mock-ups for how search, profile submenu, and notifications will look, and some insights as to how the decision about the new local navigation came to be.
If you have a few minutes to spare, I strongly recommend giving it a read (click here). Should you have any questions or concerns about it, please do not hesita…
Hey all! I'm currently gathering feedback regarding the upcoming change to the desktop skin, called FandomDesktop, to help me understand any of the concerns and issues this community may face due to this change, so they can be properly addressed during testing and before we get to rollout. The change is introduced at large in this staff blog, which I advise everyone to read if you haven't already.
Some notable points:
- Light and Dark modes - A wiki can basically have two theme options, and users can pick their preference. Admins will be able to style both in ThemeDesigner.
- Fluid width - The content area can be expanded, and the right rail can also be collapsed, for a wider article page. This too will be user preference.
- Global navigation - Instea…