Ace Attorney Wiki

Before I begin proper, here's an example of a Court Records case "summary" for reference, to ensure that we're all on the same page:

  • Date: August 3rd, 2016
  • Defense Attorney: Phoenix Wright
  • Prosecutor: Winston Payne
  • Defendant: Larry Butz
  • Victim: Cindy Stone
  • COD: Blood loss due to blunt force trauma to the back of her head.
  • MW: A statue clock
  • Guilty: Frank Sahwit

I'm not sure about truecrim being on this infobox. Back when I built this template, I decided that the fundamental difference between this and the Court Records case "summaries" would be that this infobox would be written from the court's point of view within the universe. This is why, instead of a "Guilty:" equivalent, a verdict field was made. This is also why I placed multiple infoboxes in certain cases, being centred on the trials rather than the cases. All this said, the real killer technically isn't "important" for any given trial, being named for the sole purpose of earning a not guilty verdict, and personally I don't even find it notable enough to put into the infobox when he or she is named at the end of the plot description anyway. It's not that big a deal, but I'd still prefer it if people considered this reasoning and gave an opinion of the appropriateness of the truecrim field. capefeather 02:03, August 24, 2010 (UTC)

Hmm, as I wrote the above, two other fields have been added. To be honest, I was also afraid of this cascading effect of adding the truecrim. We should establish as soon as possible whether to move to a case-specific use of the table, which I think would involve fusing tables referring to the same case, or to retain the trial-specific usage without the truecrim, accomps and motive fields, which will eventually end up being redundant where multiple tables of the same case are concerned. I hope that people actually consider all this because I know that some people who are particularly eager to implement these new fields won't even read this. capefeather 02:10, August 24, 2010 (UTC)

Well, since no one seems to have a real argument for keeping these, I'll see what I can do. People are apparently not reading these talk pages, or maybe they're just not giving a damn about how their edits may conflict with what's going on. I've included a mention of recent changes in the welcome messages now, so perhaps much of this is my fault since I don't think unregistered users even have a My Home page... capefeather 17:59, August 24, 2010 (UTC)

A colour for Ryu[]

Considering the game's been out for a year now, shouldn't Ryūnosuke Naruhodō have his own case colour by now instead of just the default colour? I would change it but I'm honestly don't know how. Colours I'd reccomend would be black (40331a) and gold(e78e20), the colours of his uniform. ~ FenriDarkWolf ~ (talk) 21:50, August 3, 2016 (UTC)

Portable infobox themes[]

As part of the disentanglement of, well, a lot of issues that have built up over the years, the article content concerning the episodes/cases/incidents portrayed throughout the series is going to be reorganized as part of a more consistent process. A major change resulting from this is that each investigation and trial day of each episode will have its own page, and these pages will serve as part of the "in-universe" content of the wiki. The episode pages will serve as portals to these in-universe pages, as well as containing "out-of-universe" content such as historical notes revealed by developers and such. I'm not entirely sure as to whether we'll need multiple templates for this or a single meta-template would suffice, but chances are we will have a single meta-template hosted on this page, possibly with virtual templates pointing to this template to make editing a little easier (i.e. a Template:Trial that simply consists of calling Template:CaseData with only some of its fields available). More information on this proposal can be found in Forum:Episodes, cases, incidents.

This whole process may yet take some time to come to full fruition, but for now, I would like to discuss a consequence of a planned migration of this template to the portable infobox markup. Namely, instead of freely customizing colours on each individual page, we'll have to define themes on MediaWiki:Wikia.css. It's just as well because I think using the defense and prosecution skills to generate colours has proven rather unwieldy to maintain. We already use themes for the main page, so it shouldn't be too complicated of a process to implement them for this template (as well as potentially others). If anyone has ideas for designing the themes, that would be great. For now, I'd like to propose scopes for each theme:

  • A theme for pages of individual trial days
  • A theme for pages of individual investigation days
  • A theme for episode pages of each game, with the Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney Trilogy possibly sharing a single theme

capefeather (talk) 18:40, August 6, 2019 (UTC)

Confession: I was looking at the Final Fantasy Wiki's Wikia.css for infobox theme ideas and their CSS is too galaxy-brained for me :( capefeather (talk) 00:30, September 12, 2019 (UTC)

I was thinking, since mobile versions of Wikia don't show custom infobox formatting, I figured we shouldn't do anything too fancy with the themes... at least directly (though, themed colours like we had before would still be cool). However, in the spirit of distinguishing infoboxes by purpose (i.e. whether the page is about a single trial, investigation, or a specific game/half-season's episode/arc), I was thinking we put a "header" image controlled by the theme parameter. So the infobox would look like:

Title (example: Turnabout Trump)
"Header" image (example: the Apollo Justice: Ace Attorney logo?)
Page-themed image (example: AJPoster1.png)

Another possibility is this, which is a little similar to what they have at the FF Wiki:

Theme-based title (example: Apollo Justice: Ace Attorney episode)
"Header" image (example: the Apollo Justice: Ace Attorney logo?)
Title as a subheading (example: Turnabout Trump)
Page-themed image (example: AJPoster1.png)

I kind of prefer the first one so I'm going with that if nobody comments otherwise by the time I get around to it.

capefeather (talk) 03:22, October 12, 2019 (UTC)

I've added some fields for episode pages, namely release info and titles in other languages (currently given as separate sections at the bottom of each page). I feel like there could be other information to put in, but I'm not sure what. I'm not exactly caught up on the "behind-the-scenes lore," as it were, so there's potentially a lot of information that I not only don't know about, but doesn't even occur to me to find. capefeather (talk) 21:26, November 16, 2019 (UTC)