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This thread was archived on 11 March 2019 by Iiii I I I.

We currently have quest pages set up so that the main bulk of the guide is under a level 2 Walkthrough heading. I think we should decrease all heading levels by one so that h2 becomes the "standard", and rename Walkthrough to Overview (which would now only contain {{Quest details}}). This is a simplified example of what the new structure would look like:

Current Proposed
Table of contents

1. Walkthrough
1. Mirror, mirror
2. The blood diamond
1. Kryptonite
2. Dessous, the blood forager
3. The ice diamond
1. Braving the snow
2. Kamil, warrior of the cold
3. Thawing the thieves
2. Rewards

Table of contents

1. Overview
2. Mirror, mirror
3. The blood diamond
1. Kryptonite
2. Dessous, the blood forager
4. The ice diamond
1. Braving the snow
2. Kamil, warrior of the cold
3. Thawing the thieves
5. Rewards

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It is much easier to distinguish between underlined headings (h2) and bold headings (h3), as pictured above, than bold headings (h3) and slightly smaller bold headings (h4). Once you get down to level 5 headings, which a few quests have, everything looks the same and it can be very hard to understand the hierarchy. Style guides in general discourage going too deep.

This will also help mobile users, who don't get to see the table of contents – only a list of level 2 headings. The walkthrough, the main focus of the page, is under a single level 2 section, killing the purpose of the skin only loading one section at a time. Changing this would result in presumably faster load times and actually let users read the heading titles.


Support as nominator. Iiii I I I 01:59, 19 February 2019 (UTC)

Support - Making mobile better is enough of a reason, though personally I prefer the current heading scheme. --LiquidTalk 03:15, 19 February 2019 (UTC)

Support - If it helps users who are viewing quest guides on mobile devices then I am for it. VIP badge.png Villar (Talk) Slayer-icon.png 18:05, 19 February 2019 (UTC)

Support - While I agree that this is indeed a good idea for the listed reasons, I'm kinda worried that this will convolute the ToC as currently the walkthrough headings are grouped together (I also agree overview is a better name for it :P), but then again that's also a reason (for mobile at least) to level up the headers (e.g. H3 to H2). Farming-icon.png Salix of Prifddinas (Talk) Prifddinas lodestone icon.png 08:49, 21 February 2019 (UTC)

Support - Looking at examples, I prefer the proposed-changes version, even with mobile benefits aside.  RS AdvLogMyles Prower  Talk 04:31, 25 February 2019 (UTC)

Support, kinda - I like how things are nested in the Walkthrough (regarding the table of contents), but if the changes work better for mobile then be it. Meeeeerds msg 16:21, 26 February 2019 (UTC)

I like how the headers have the separation on the second image. Meeeeerds msg 03:26, 27 February 2019 (UTC)

Support - (also what Salix and Merds said) ^^ - Rawny (talk) 03:43, 27 February 2019 (UTC)

Support - I support since with my current job, i'll probably wind up doing a lot of runescaping on my phone, and the lines separating the different sections would help make it easier to find different sections, especially on mobile, but I personally think it looks good regardless. Meganerd3000 19:00, 06 March 2019 (UTC)

Support - iN008talk 17:30, 11 March 2019 (UTC)

Closed - successful. Iiii I I I 23:22, 11 March 2019 (UTC)