[pmwiki-users] Responsive skin added to core, enabled on pmwiki.org
nzskiwi at gmail.com
Thu Apr 27 01:10:48 CDT 2017
Thankyou Petko, this is excellent news.
I look forward to the release.
On 27 April 2017 at 10:45, Petko Yotov <5ko at 5ko.fr> wrote:
> In the last few days I've been working on the responsive skin for the
> core, based on the 2016 skin.[*]
> It is now added to subversion and will be in 2.2.98. You can get it with
> the pre-release archive here:
> It will NOT be enabled by default in the default installation, but I've
> enabled it on the pmwiki.org website so that more people can test it and
> report any problems.
> I'll have to better document it but here are the changes from the last
> release of the 2016 skin:
> 1. The function that allows to print header and footer sections of the
> skin from wiki pages changed to make the template appear less complex to
> newcomers: this is always a goal for PmWiki and I wasn't happy with how the
> 2016 skin did it.
> Now the full HTML snippet moved from the php script back to the html
> template for people to easily find it. A slightly different function looks
> for the section from the wiki page, and if there is one, the template
> section is disabled.
> 2. In mobile view, when the menu, search form and actions block are open,
> the background is faded. This helps focusing your view on the open block.
> When you click out of the open block, on the background, any open blocks
> the open block by clicking on the large red X icon, like before.
> 3. The minimum width for the "desktop" layout increased to 38em (about
> 600px) which allows some 7-inch tablets and large phones to switch the
> layout from desktop to mobile by rotating the device in portrait or
> landscape orientation.
> 4. The header and footer in mobile mode are now the same light gray
> background as in the desktop mode (instead of white). Inversely, the popups
> with the menu, search form and page actions have now white background.
> 5. Some cleanup was done to the CSS, a scrollbar could sometimes appear at
> the bottom of the SideBar, a pixel here or there, a README file was added.
> dependencies, and only cosmetic: the wiki will look nice and be very usable
> Having a mobile-friendly layout reportedly increases the chance search
> engines will list your site to visitors on mobile devices.
> I've been using the 2016 skin daily, for several months, but I'll
> appreciate if you can test it and report any problems, inconsistencies or
> if you have ideas for improvements. You can browse PmWiki.org, or enable
> the skin on your wiki. Test/review also if it works as expected with any
> The new skin should ship with the next release due in a few days, but we
> can improve it further.
> The discussion can continue here:
> (or if you prefer, the mailing list).
> [*] http://www.pmwiki.org/wiki/Skins/2016
> Change log : http://www.pmwiki.org/wiki/PmWiki/ChangeLog
> Release notes : http://www.pmwiki.org/wiki/PmWiki/ReleaseNotes
> If you upgrade : http://www.pmwiki.org/wiki/PmWiki/Upgrades
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