feedback on new wiki theme
Henrik Nilsen Omma
henrik at canonical.com
Sat Sep 6 12:41:46 UTC 2008
Matthew East wrote:
> Recently I've been developing a new theme which is intended to replace
> the existing themes on the documentation wiki
> (https://help.ubuntu.com/community). The intention of the theme is to
> make reading the wiki easier for a user (so the interface should be
> cleaner) and for an editor (so there is an editbar at the bottom of
> the screen which follows the window as you scroll).
I like the new theme. Nice and clean! (spoken as a co-designer of the
original theme ;) )
I think it's appropriate to go with a fixed-width theme for the
documentation site because content here is meant to be read as a page.
The wiki formating should be adjusted to generally work at this width.
Consistency with ubuntu.com is also a plus!
On the development wiki OTOH we do have a lot of content that would
benefit from a fluid layout, incl. large tables, code fragments and
theme shots. For that wiki I would suggest a derivative of this theme
that is even more minimalistic WRT layout so that it can flow and load
faster (basically remove the bitmapped frames and just use a large white
page with an edit bar at the bottom).
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