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I tried to change the [[Portal:United States of America]] link to [[United States]], but the preview showed the links would appear right after the Utah News & Events heading. I don't understand why editing the existing link makes the line drop down on the page. Therefore, I didn't complete the change. --[[User:JensenFA|Fran]] 20:53, 13 December 2009 (UTC)
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:I don't know why the preview looked like that. I've made the change and there was no problem with the preview before I saved it. --[[User:Cottrells|Steve]] 21:24, 13 December 2009 (UTC)
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It looks like to me that the Sidebar is still leaking over the text and headings. Do you need some help getting this to work? [[User:Jamestanner|James L. Tanner]] 22:02, 17 October 2011 (UTC)
  
:Maybe the preview looks different because I'm using a Mac OS X. I will test the preview on a PC. --[[User:JensenFA|Fran]] 21:53, 13 December 2009 (UTC)
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Looks fixed now. Thanks for all your work. [[User:Jamestanner|James L. Tanner]] 22:11, 17 October 2011 (UTC)
  
=== First Things First  ===
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I'm uncomfortable with almost every element of design on this page. We seem to have put the unimportant and unnecessary things first. The role of a state page should be to serve as a Table of Contents to the rest of that state's pages. It can also serve as an attention grabber. As a table-of-contents this design gets a poor grade.
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The two most important parts of this page are completely hidden "below the fold." Our readers favor the county pages most. Our librarian-consultants spend a lot of time working on topics. In this presentation we see neither of these two elements on the first screen on the valuable real estate. The purpose of this page should be to move our readers to the places they can learn the most the fastest or at least grab their interest. By hiding (moving it below the fold) the important stuff we have devalued this page.
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The topics in a horizontal layout have lost their table-of-contents look and ease of reading. The TOC layout is an important hint that they can use the topics to reach further pages of information.  
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We invite you to do any enhancing, editing or changing to this article before we post it. If you are considering an edit we ask that it be completed by '''April 8, 2012'''. If you feel this article is not ready to be highlighted, please let us know. Thank you for your time and effort!
  
Therefore, I propose that we should put the Topics in a table-of-contents style list at the top of the page. I also propose that we likewise move the counties list to the top as well. Let's remember the purpose of this page and put first things first.
 
  
I also have my doubts about allowing the automatic Table of Contents for the page to appear. On most state pages it is wisely suppressed. I say wisely because the purpose of this page should be to serve as a table of contents to the rest of the pages for this state. The page TOC is distracting under those circumstances. [[User:DiltsGD|DiltsGD]] 14:12, 21 October 2010 (UTC)
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This '''Utah''' article will rotate with a '''New York''' article on an every other weekly basis.<br> <br><br>

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It looks like to me that the Sidebar is still leaking over the text and headings. Do you need some help getting this to work? James L. Tanner 22:02, 17 October 2011 (UTC)

Looks fixed now. Thanks for all your work. James L. Tanner 22:11, 17 October 2011 (UTC)

Thank YOU / YOUR Article is Selected

The FamilySearch Research Wiki is delighted to let you know that the “Utah” article you helped create will be highlighted on the Main page of the Wiki. It will appear April 9, 2012 and remain for seven days. Thank you for your excellent work – you have given readers/researchers important access to records. Your contributions are appreciated and will assist others in finding their ancestors. You have made a difference in research!

Please note:

We invite you to do any enhancing, editing or changing to this article before we post it. If you are considering an edit we ask that it be completed by April 8, 2012. If you feel this article is not ready to be highlighted, please let us know. Thank you for your time and effort!


This Utah article will rotate with a New York article on an every other weekly basis.