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

John Rankin john.rankin at affinity.co.nz
Sun Sep 18 17:34:43 CDT 2011

On 19/09/11 8:11 AM, Carlos AB wrote:
> You did put it all together nicely, but a little bit of care with the
> size and proportions would make it look better.
In particular, the body text would be more readable if the width were 
To achieve an average of 60-70 characters per line of text, which I 
understand is
optimal (see for example http://baymard.com/blog/line-length-readability --
an example of tidy, minimal design, although 17pt Arial?), a width of 
around 45em
is more suitable. A too narrow sidebar could be problematic. The page 
above uses
a sidebar to body ratio of 1:2. It also has serif headings with sans 
body. The
comments are interesting too -- in particular the suggestion to increase 
inter-line spacing over the default value.

Bringhurst (The Elements of Typographic Style) recommends an average of 66
characters per line.

> On 9/18/11, Rogutės Sparnuotos<rogutes at googlemail.com>  wrote:
>> Carlos AB (2011-09-13 22:04):
>>> Hi Forgeot, List,
>>> I have created a group Called "NewSkinIdeas" and posted an initial idea
>>> there in
>>> http://www.pmwiki.org/wiki/NewSkinIdeas/CarlosAB
>>> Feel free to comment and post new ideas.
>> I found the minimal design of your mock-ups attractive and made a skin:
>> http://demo.neto.li/pmwiki-carlskin/
>> http://demo.neto.li/pmwiki-carlskin/pub/skins/carlskin/pmwiki.tmpl
>> http://demo.neto.li/pmwiki-carlskin/pub/skins/carlskin/pmwiki.css
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