While there are definitely some benefits to this change, there are many downsides.
It should be said that this change seems a lot more beneficial to the newer developer, but in the long run affects the more experienced developer due to varying issues. Many things which made navigation, usage, and understanding easier were provided on the old wiki, compared to how everything is ridiculously spread out now that finding and using things are such a pain that I cannot picture myself using this new system as much as I’ve used the old system,
As many others have said:
- There is so much empty space
- The pages are narrower
- The lack of Instance icons
- No parameters at the top
- The domain is not connected to the official roblox website, but rather a sketchy website with a completely new domain
The list goes on and on… but here are a few things that I personally thought were done poorly:
This new website has an awful usage of functions and things of the like which used to have parameters shown with them, but now only have a single function name. While it could be said that they have setup a bad system, they have, in fact, setup an amazing system… just somewhere else.
Almost everywhere with the new hub you will be shown something like this:
But somewhere else in the same hub you can get something like this:
The second is far better than the first, providing parameters, and also creating very little white or empty space.
Font and Coloring
In the hub, the usage of fonts and coloring in one specific area is just horrible… I’m talking about the
code blocks. The font on the code blocks is nearly impossible to read, a lot of the text can be misread, for example an O could be seen as a 0, and some of the letters seem as though they overlap other letters.
What can also be seen here is a lime green font on a white background, this is nearly impossible to read without either zooming, squinting, or killing your eyes in the process.
With all of this being said, it is important to note that there are far more issues which can be found in other members’ posts. Overall, this change seems to be more for getting newer players into developing.
Lastly, there does not seem to be a direct link to this new hub on the website, and we cannot even type out the new website’s link without it being filtered.
EDIT: I did not notice an update about how the API is in the process of being changed, but I will still leave this here as my feedback on this new change. And is the domain for real, or is it in the process of being moved to the official Roblox domain so that it doesn’t seem so much like a fake website?