1939 Texas A&M season[edit source]
I made some changes to your work on the 1939 Texas A&M Aggies page. You did a pretty good job, but it just needed some tidying up. If you want, I can go over with you what I changed on the page, so you can have a handle on the page style that we have evolved here. Will49 (talk) 06:55, July 21, 2017 (UTC)
re: 1939 Texas A&M season[edit source]
Don't worry about not getting back quickly. We are volunteers at this, and usually have outside lives with a somewhat higher priority.
The first change that I made to the A&M page was moving that opening line you wrote to the bottom of the page, and adding the standard heading that we use on all other college seasons. The heading normally has seven items, in this order: the logo, page name, head coach, stadium, season record, then links to the season before and after. Each item has a blank space in between, to make it look nicer, and make things easier to read for someone just visiting the page.
When Hugbear creates a page, he puts the logo and page name on the same line in the source code. I suspect that he uses visual editor on a smaller handheld device, which makes it more efficient to put those together. But I edit using a desktop computer and a 20 inch hi def monitor, and on my computer the gap between the first two lines of the heading is much smaller when the logo and page name are on the same line, so I change that when I encounter it.
The other real change is the tinting of the row for each game. The code for that is tricky, and that format can be used for a number of other things. But the coding that we use most often is just tinting that row. For example, if a team wins that week's game, I would put on the banner line the code
The word "style" is the basic command, "background" means this will be the background color (as opposed to the color of the text, which is almost always black), and the characters between the "#" and ";" denote the specific color.
With the color (this was something that I introduced, and Hugbear was kind enough to agree to) I borrowed from what they do in Wikipedia, but softened the hues a bit, as bright colors can be hard to read. The basic idea is green for a win, yellow for a tie and red for a loss. The specific coding is #dfd; for a win, #fea; for a tie and #fdd; for a loss. The similarity between "dfd" and "fdd" is just a coincidence.
Later on, I discovered a need for a fourth color, and that seems to be the one that you stumbled across. The code
is only used when a team has to forfeit a win after the fact, usually by NCAA sanctions. The grey color just seemed to fit the idea of having to give up a win.
That's probably not everything, but I'm going to stop here for now. If you have a question about anything, don't hesitate to ask, even if it's something already discussed, but you are still having trouble with. I'm sure that I speak for Hugbear too, when I say that we really appreciate you wanting to contribute, and will do almost anything to make it easier for you. Will49 (talk) 16:06, July 27, 2017 (UTC)