Please feel free to discuss the proposed use of colors (across the entire wiki). --FeralKitty 18:03, 30 May 2008 (EDT)
Standards and conventions
I think we should be careful not to deviate too much from general expected conventions (beyond this site). Changing something at this site to be different from what people conventionally expect can be confusing for other visitors who are used to more standard conventions.
An example of this are the grouped Species Navboxes. Since they're children of Species, the convention is apparently to shade them all the same color. Making each group a different color may be a confusing presentation style for (e.g. Wikipedian) visitors.
I think we need to carefully balance use of colors to make things intuitive for visitors, both for a pleasant (e.g. bright, VP-ish) appearance and as visual cues, yet not "break" existing "expectations." --FeralKitty 18:03, 30 May 2008 (EDT)
Caveat about running out of shades of colors
As mentioned in the Reorg notes, assigning shades of colors to each game can cause us to run out of "colors of the rainbow," if two or three new games are released a couple of years from now. Ideally the point of the Reorg is to address issues that need to currently be fixed, but not to code things in a way that force us to redo poor choices we make today. We should factor in possible future expansions and make sure any future developments can fit into any proposed schemes, to avoid Reorg 2.0 down the road. --FeralKitty 18:03, 30 May 2008 (EDT)
I'll just bring up one for now. If we use background colors for different games, and, say, let TiP - Standard be green, and let TiP - Just for Fun be blue, what background color is a generic TiP tab elsewhere on the wiki (e.g. Weather)? --FeralKitty 18:03, 30 May 2008 (EDT)