User talk:Dave Braunschweig

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Question[edit source]

Hi I am Wikivuyo I just joined a few days ago and I was wondering if you could help me figure out how to create a new website and to change my account. (The preceding unsigned comment was added by Wikivuyo (talkcontribs) 8 July 2022‎)

@Wikivuyo: Welcome to Wikiversity! You can't really create a new website here. You can edit pages. Start by editing your sandbox. If you want to create a website, you might try using GitHub as a free starting point. I'm not sure what you want to change about your account. If you want to rename it, see meta:Changing username. -- Dave Braunschweig (discusscontribs) 14:15, 8 July 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

text does not wrap[edit source]

text does not wrap[edit source]

2 screen shots showing where text wraps and where text doesn't wrap.

Hello Professor Braunschweig,

The 2 screenshots are of my sandbox. The left hand shot shows that text when displayed normally doesn't wrap. The right hand shot of preview taken in editing mode shows that text wraps. I prefer the right hand method of text automatically wrapping. How do I ensure this? Thanks. ThaniosAkro (discusscontribs) 20:39, 15 July 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

@ThaniosAkro The right answer is to stop using RoundBoxTop. Those templates are based on tables. Using tables for layout has been discouraged since HTML 4, or since 1999. See ThoughtCo: Don't Use Tables for Layout for more information. Templates like this should be discouraged in general, and rewritten to use div tags instead of tables where they are necessary.
The only example I can provide offhand is Wikiversity:Main Page/Layout. I spent (a lot of) time back in 2017 switching the main page to a flexbox layout so that it wraps correctly, both within the boxes and then the boxes themselves.
Dave Braunschweig (discusscontribs) 21:12, 15 July 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]