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

rogutes at googlemail.com rogutes at googlemail.com
Thu Sep 22 13:51:16 CDT 2011

Paul Giacherio (2011-09-22 12:07):
> 1] Is centered, and has a flexible width to a point - the left-aligned, full
> width current skin is difficult on big screens
> 2] Utilizes simple media queries to ensure the design is functional all the
> way down to mobile sizes
> 3] Includes a css reset and solid standard typographic style
> 4] Moves all [and i mean ALL] standard style declarations into the default
> css file - the current, occasional, header style injection can be maddening
> to a first-time customizer
> 5] Is structurally table-less

Good points - I agree.

Comments on 3 and 4:
3. Is a CSS reset (unified CSS stylesheets across browsers) really
   required? Is this merely perfectionism, or are there some crazy
   differences between browser-default stylesheets?
4. PmWiki has a history of trying hard to keep compatibility with older
   sites, so replacing the standard style declarations might be difficult.
   But I would also like to see them in the skin instead of being injected
   into HTML. Only the styles for history could land in a separate

   Or PmWiki could go with the versioning craze and become PmWiki-3,
   dropping some compatibility by cleaning up and adding some features.
   Would be an extraordinary day after a lot of work...

--  Rogutės Sparnuotos

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