[pmwiki-users] new default skin

Patrick R. Michaud pmichaud at pobox.com
Wed Aug 10 19:44:48 CDT 2005

On Wed, Aug 10, 2005 at 07:31:39PM -0400, Bronwyn Boltwood wrote:
> > Which "navigation text" -- the sidebar or the page actions?
> Both. The sidebar is livable though slightly bigger would help.  

I think the weight of the web may be stronger here-- most of the
sites that I've reviewed have sidebar text that is actually smaller
than what PmWiki is displaying now, so I'm certainly not going to
go any larger on that.

> #wikileft { 
>   width:14em;  /* will adapt to browser's text size setting */
>   border-right:2px #cccccc solid; 
>   padding:10px 10px 0 10px;
>   font-size: 85%;  /* more comfortable than small */
>   }

I completely understand the preference for ems here; I tend to
want to use pixels for widths because it helps with the alignment
of other components (e.g., background images) that I want to use from
time to time.  With ems the alignments often don't work out right.

> - body font-size is set to 100% because it (a) leaves the user's
> preferences intact.

Using the named sizes leaves the user's preferences intact as well;
the named sizes are relative to the user preference.


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