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

John Rankin john.rankin at affinity.co.nz
Mon Sep 12 16:32:54 CDT 2011

On 13/09/11 8:19 AM, Forgeot Eric wrote:
> The drupal website is using blue link, but with a different color than the blue which was common during the geocities era: the design is classy and elegant, yet it's simple:
> http://drupal.org/documentation/customization/tutorials/beginners-cookbook
Interesting that the site uses a right side bar, which is common on 
"author-centric" wordpress themes.
> The same goes for this localized version: http://drupalfr.org/documentation
> There are some trends in webdesign. It's not a shame to follow them, especially for a publishing tool.
Yes and especially for a publishing tool that has as its first design 
principle, "Favour writers over readers".
> The current design is at least 6 year old: http://web.archive.org/web/20050913023010/http://pmwiki.org/
Good designs last a long time, but a face-lift can make a good design 
better. It would not take much:

- bring the css up to date (links, headings, body width, etc)

- consider switching to a right side-bar (or make this a 
local/config.php option to show how easy it is to customise pmwiki 


John Rankin
Affinity Limited

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