feedback on new wiki theme

Henrik Nilsen Omma henrik at
Sat Sep 6 12:41:46 UTC 2008

Matthew East wrote:
> Hi,
> Recently I've been developing a new theme which is intended to replace
> the existing themes on the documentation wiki
> ( 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 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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