feedback on new wiki theme

Christopher Houdeshell choudeshell at
Sun Sep 7 04:22:16 UTC 2008

Hmm...this may be a bug in Launchpad - when I try to update my theme (to the
new ubuntunew theme) I get an error stating: 

Invalid user name ''. Name may
contain any Unicode alpha numeric character, with optional one space between
words. Group page name is not allowed.

-----Original Message-----
From: ubuntu-devel-discuss-bounces at
[mailto:ubuntu-devel-discuss-bounces at] On Behalf Of Henrik
Nilsen Omma
Sent: Saturday, September 06, 2008 8:42 AM
To: Matthew East
Cc: ubuntu-devel-discuss at; ubuntu-website at;
Ubuntu Doc
Subject: Re: feedback on new wiki theme

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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