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Ambar Skin

A simple but fully functional blue-hued skin - suitable for beginners as well as stalwarts. This skin provides many features to improve productivity while obscuring the less used features/areas.

Some of the ideas were collected from several other skins, looking for the best in each - GnuSkin, TigerSkin and KoalaSkin to name a few.

Features include -

  • Side Menu that is customizable
  • Option for direct save without going through preview
  • Convenient action menus at top and bottom of page
  • Clean, uncluttered look which new users can immediately warm up to
  • Icons for action menus (borrowed from KoalaSkin)
  • Convenient "Find" and "Go" boxes
  • CSS for controlling menu/link styles
  • Access-keys for action links in template

Screen Shot

Installation

Note: You do not need to install anything on the browser to use this skin. The following instructions are for the administrator who installs the skin on the server where TWiki is running.

Once the skin is installed, it picks up the side-menu from the topic "WebMenu" in the current web. Note that the entire WebMenu topic is included in the side bar to form the menu - this behaviour differs from other Skins such as the GnuSkin, where WebMenu is used to describe the menu by defining variables in this topic. The present approach has the advantage of flexibility in controlling the content/look of the side-menu by the user (the default look is standardized from a css) and not requiring rendering scripts. The WEB title in the top bar is picked up from %WEBDESC% variable - this needs to be defined in the WebPreferences topic for each web.

Skin Info

Description: A simple but fully functional blue-hued skin - suitable for beginners as well as stalwarts. This skin provides many features to improve productivity while obscuring the less used features/areas.
Screenshot:
Base Name: ambar
Skin Author: TWiki:Main/RaviASV
Skin Version: 21 Oct 2004 (v1.2)
Change History:   03 Jun 2003 - Initial version (v1.000)
  26 Jul 2003 - Added search template, shifted Go/Find boxes to top of menu, Added WEBCOPYRIGHT, Fixed display of TOPICACTION labels. (V1.1)
  22 Oct 2004 - Updated the Skin Package. (V1.2a)
  23 Oct 2004 - Made enhancements to the css styles, added automatic textarea focus in edit page, removed dependency on ambarsave script, fixed forms bug when saving through preview. (V1.2)
Dependencies:  
Skin Home: http://TWiki.org/cgi-bin/view/Plugins/AmbarSkin
Feedback: http://TWiki.org/cgi-bin/view/Plugins/AmbarSkinDev

Note: The Description, Screenshot and Base Name rows are needed by the TWikiSkinBrowser

Related topic: TWikiSkins, TWikiSkinBrowser

Topic attachments
I Attachment History Action Size Date Who Comment
Compressed Zip archivezip AmbarSkin-1.1.zip r1 manage 14.6 K 2003-07-26 - 07:00 RaviASV Several enhancements. Added search template. Use this version for older TWiki versions without bundled savemulti.
Compressed Zip archivezip AmbarSkin-1.2.zip r3 r2 r1 manage 21.6 K 2004-10-23 - 14:42 RaviASV Installation Zip file V1.2 (This version tested with 1Sep2004 TWiki version and may not work with older cairo TWiki versions due to savemulti compatibility)
GIFgif screenshot1.gif r2 r1 manage 29.3 K 2003-06-03 - 21:17 RaviASV Topic View
GIFgif screenshot2.gif r2 r1 manage 10.4 K 2003-06-03 - 21:36 RaviASV Topic Edit
GIFgif screenshot3.gif r1 manage 34.2 K 2003-06-03 - 20:59 RaviASV Topic Preview
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Topic revision: r6 - 2012-12-03 - PeterThoeny
 
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