Template talk:Submit a link

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Floating over following template

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The problem with these templates is that they were written to create a separate column on the right for the entirety of the section. If there's only one column following, the only effect is to cause 'early wrapping' of long lines. For our tests of two and three column formatting, it distorts the effect because it doesn't allow the columns to use the full width of the page. Obviously I didn't want to change the templates themselves with no discussion, so I substituted hard-coding for one instance, and putting it at the bottom for the other. The latter option means it floats over any following sections, such as the empty References section in Minimum wage on the ballot, so that was a problem. My personal preference would be to see those boxes on the left, directly below the existing links. The more whitespace between the left and right, the less likely the reader is to notice the box on the right. I think it's also a more natural progression that the reader first sees the links provided, and then considers what might be added. The box's height isn't enough to justify using the float option, imo. TomJx

I checked out the page again and tested it with and without the {{submit a link}} template. I see very little impact but maybe you can send me a screenshot of what you are seeing. bailey.ludlam@lucyburns.org. While I can definitely see your point, it is a norm across the site to feature the {{submit a link}} template on the right side of the page. This layout is one that we've found to, thus far, be effective with readers. Pushing it below the long list of links makes it very hidden, in my opinion. However, if you have other designs I'm happy to consider them. BaileyL 10:48, 14 March 2013 (CDT)
Sent screenshot showing impact of float on columns. TomJx 11:36, 14 March 2013 (CDT)
Sent screenshot showing alternative placement.. TomJx 12:29, 14 March 2013 (CDT)
Hi! Sorry it's taken me so long to get back to you. I did receive the screenshots. That is very strange. I don't think I've seen that before but thank you for the screenshot, it's good to know for future planning. Your alternative proposal is fine with me - email: "Altenative Submit a leg link placement." I would recommend sticking to 2 columns. Any more than that seems to make the section very cluttered. BaileyL 15:23, 2 April 2013 (CDT)
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