I am leaving a copy of this message on Simok1234's wall, since you have both made contributions to and care about the wiki's design. I would make a forum post instead, but, now we have Discussions and Discussions are terrible.
Not sure how much you keep up with the staff blog, but I believe today's post by CzechOut is relevant to us. Awhile ago I took steps to embrace "portability" in the wiki's design, because Wikia was pushing it. At the time, I left our Navboxes alone. They do not work on mobile views, but Wikia said they were going to come up with an alternative. Flash forward, and apparently "come up with an alternative" meant "do nothing".
I wanted to ask if you had any ideas on what we might do with our navboxes. It seems like Wikia is moving away from them (they already do not appear on Mobile), and while Wikia has yet to outright sabotage the feature, that has not stopped them from pushing mobile features onto the desktop before (again, see the replacement of the perfectly functional Forums with the vastly inferior Discussions).
I am wondering if we should not get rid of navboxes and rely on categories for grouping relevant pages together. It would be somewhat simpler and it is also the method Wikia recommends. Personally, I think our navboxes look better and are more functional than categories alone, but they are not irreplaceable. And honestly, I would like to address this before it becomes an issue later down the road.
Anyway, long message is long, please let me know what you think, and because I never say it enough: thank you for your time and effort.
Sorry it seems I have missed your message, so sorry for this super late reply. I'm glad you decided to keep the navboxes. Even though they may not appear on Mobile they're still very useful for desktop users and we should definitely keep them.