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

Forgeot Eric eforgeot at yahoo.fr
Wed Sep 21 16:08:51 CDT 2011

> http://paulgiacherio.kodingen.com/pmwiki/pmwiki-2.2.30/pmwiki.php?n=PmWiki.DocumentationIndex

it just looks simple and gorgeous at the same time. I think something like that (or even this one) could be a good candidate for the default skin on pmwiki.org

What I like on this one:
- the content is written with darker letters than the menu so when we see the page, we don't feel overwhelmed by the secondary informations. It's **very** important in my opinion, because as explained before, the pmwiki menu is quite huge

- the content font is easily readable and nice for the eyes
- the links color is still blue (but nicer than color:blue) so Jakob Nielsen won't feel too shocked. 

The visited and hover links are not in a different tone, but this could be easily improved/activated.

This kind of theme has quite an identity, it doesn't look dull and therefore it could be a good starting point (I'm only talking about the general appearance, I haven't studied the html/css code).

With a good looking theme like this one, potential user would rather think "cool, if the default theme looks like this one, my website will **at least** look that good if I can't make a better one". 

With the current one, potential users may rather thing "if I ever think to use pmwiki in the future, how could I be sure to find a good theme or be able to improve this one?"

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