[pmwiki-users] it's time to change pmwiki default skin!

Kenneth Forsbäck kenneth.forsback at bob.fi
Mon Sep 12 03:28:45 CDT 2011

I like blue, underlined links, it makes all links clear and easy to 
spot. That's the whole point of an effective design: simplicity, 
clarity, usability.

The only gripe I have with the pmwiki appearance is the layout. Of 
course, there is nothing that says you couldn't still include the old 
skin in the package. However, I would like to see something narrower, 
wide pages like in pmwiki and even wikipedia are straining to read, our 
eyes prefer a narrower column of text.

You could simply link several stylesheets and allow the user to select 
between a wide and narrow layout.

Also, it should switch to a DIV/CSS based layout and drop the table.

~ Kenneth

On 2011-09-11 10:35 pm, Forgeot Eric wrote:
> Hello,
> why not proposing a new default pmwiki skin?
> - for the default installation
> - and for the http://www.pmwiki.org website?
> The current one is not attractive at all (blue, underlined links), it looks like it was designed in 1992, and therefore, it give the impression PmWiki is backward technology, and not powerful at all.
> Visit http://wordpress.org/ and http://www.pmwiki.org
> Which one is giving more confidence and self confidence?
> I think a skin like this one could be great: http://www.pmwiki.org/wiki/Cookbook/AlalikeSkin
> Or you could drive a contest for a default skin: it would give not only a better default skin, but also several new ones for the skin collection!
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