feedback on new wiki theme

Andrew Mathenge mathenge at
Mon Sep 8 13:49:19 UTC 2008

I'm getting a similar error too so I can't test the new theme.


On Sun, Sep 7, 2008 at 12:22 AM, Christopher Houdeshell
<choudeshell at> wrote:
> 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).
> Henrik
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