The nonprofit Wikimedia Foundation has announced a redesign of Wikipedia for the first time in more than a decade. The interface has been available since January 18 on the English version of the site and on 94% of the 318 other language versions of Wikipedia on computers.
The Wikimedia Foundation states that the Wikipedia update was carried out in support of “the mission of providing free and equal access to knowledge for all people on the planet, regardless of where they live or come from.”
The Wikipedia changelog includes a new search form, displaying article images and short descriptions, and tools for switching between languages. Also now the header with links to search, page title and sections move along with the page scroll. And the table of contents by default appears on the side, and as you scroll through the sections, the corresponding chapter is highlighted there.
Wikipedia developers said that not a single feature was removed as part of the redesign, and more than 30 groups of volunteers from around the world tested the update over a long period.
Earlier it became known that the Russian analogue of Wikipedia is planned to be released in early 2023. The service was called “Knowledge”. Read more here.