feedback on new wiki theme

Andrew Mathenge mathenge at
Fri Sep 5 22:08:09 UTC 2008

I'm trying to view the new theme but having a problem logging into help! I've
never seen this type of problem before, perhaps someone out there has.

I'm able to login but the credentials at the top-right aren't
displayed properly.

I've attached a screenshot. It may be something that I'm doing.


On Fri, Sep 5, 2008 at 5:31 PM, Jordan Mantha <laserjock at> wrote:
> On Fri, Sep 5, 2008 at 1:56 PM, Matthew East <mdke at> 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).
>> This is a call for testing and feedback of the theme. I'd really like
>> to implement a similar theme for the development wiki at
>> if the feedback is positive.
>> To test the theme, log into the help wiki and go to the preferences
>> page (UserPreferences). Set the theme to 'ubuntunew' (you can easily
>> set it back later). Then just edit a few pages and see what you think.
>> It still needs some work in terms of the fonts and rigorous testing
>> with non-firefox browsers, but I'd appreciate any additional feedback
>> that people have at this stage. Please send comments to me, or if you
>> are really keen, patches! The code is here:
> This is a very nice theme and looks more professional and usable to
> me. My only complaint is that it's rather narrow on all my computers
> (widescreen laptop and LCD displays). It looks like we're losing an
> awful lot of screen real estate. Is it possible to make it a fluid
> rather than fixed width theme? has the same
> issue. It ends up looking rather cramped on all my computers and more
> like a blog site (perhaps because of the ubiquity of some of
> Wordpresses past default themes :-) ).
> -Jordan
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