[pmwiki-users] A question about skins

Thomas -Balu- Walter list+pmwiki-users at b-a-l-u.de
Tue Aug 8 11:29:14 CDT 2006

On Tue, Aug 08, 2006 at 10:28:36AM -0500, Patrick R. Michaud wrote:
> As a specific example, the pmwiki skin wants to have its footer items
> align with the text in the main text area.  This is almost impossible
> to do using an 'ems' specification.  (There are many other examples,
> but this is the largest.)

I don't think this would be difficult if the skin would use a tableless
layout :)

The main area would have two divs - a left floated sidebar (specified
width) and the content div using a left margin with the same width
(or some extra spacing). 

Then add this spacing as left padding to the footer - et voila.

The difficult part is when you need images e.g. a photo for the header,
etc. that usually have a fixed width - in px not in em (and scaling
looks ugly)

PS: I'm a little groggy today, so I might have missed a problem in the
PmWiki layout if done this way ;)

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