[pmwiki-users] Background image

Dr Fred C drfredc at verizon.net
Sun Mar 18 12:53:57 CDT 2007

SteP wrote:
> See also http://www.pmwiki.org/wiki/Cookbook/BackgroundImages
Thanks.  From reading the two reply's to my question, it appears getting 
a simple background image displayed in a page section is but yet another 
"kludge fix in config" solution for what should be a rather simple wiki 
markup process.  This seems especially true given that there are 
background wiki markups that work for tables and cells.

Venting -- Sure it's nice to have skins (& CSSs) for site development.  
It's analogous to how a home developer how comes in and puts up a huge 
development with every house being basically the same theme, all the way 
into having every interior wall in every house be white, or blue, or 
whatever general theme is used.  Furthermore, in this (wiki) 
development, there's rules that prohibit homeowners from changing the 
color scheme of the rooms in their own house.   For developers, this 
cuts down on hassles and adds uniformity.  However, at the same time 
this makes it almost impossible for an individual home owner to paint 
over the basic color in their baby girls bedroom, without first getting 
permission from the developer (or some silly homeowner's association), 
to do something that should be a relatively simple, end user (wiki) 

I guess this is what passes for OK in the PMwiki world.  Kind of weird, 
as I suspect most folks here would probably not choose to live in such a 
development with similar rules in the real world. 

Always, Dr Fred C
drfredc at drfredc.com

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