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-- MattWilkie - 20 Apr 2003

Matt - thanks for taking this on! Unfortunately, it didn't seem to work on my site. I installed as instructed but when I turned it on in one of my webs, it displayed with no color and everything stacked down the left side of page in one column. When I have time I may take a look at your template file and try and figure out what is going on.

-- LynnwoodBrown - 21 Apr 2003

Try cycling through the different css files. I didn't try all of them. Also I only tested in Mozilla 1.3a/Win and IE5.5/Win (though I don't see anything in the css files which would lead me to believe they would not play nice with older browsers). Also it was tested on Cygwin-twiki 2002-Dec-31. Let me know how it goes.

-- MattWilkie - 21 Apr 2003

I finally got a chance to come back to this and quickly found out what my problem was: you hardwired the reference to the Plugins web in the template and I don't have a Plugins web on my site. I use TWiki for storing plugin topics. Once I changed the template, it worked fine. Thanks again for this little experiment. I'm going to study it to understand exactly what you did. It offers the potential to change the whole look of a TWiki skin by changing one variable.

-- LynnwoodBrown - 30 Apr 2003

I got this working on my site - http://www.annandaleroad.org. I tweaked the MT CSS files until I got the effect I wanted. It was very easy to set up. Thanks a lot, Matt! -- AndrewGambier - 21 May 2003

You are most welcome Andrew (sorry to take so long to respond, I didn't see the topic change go by...).

I forgot to do set the 'site description' as a variable. Edit the view.cc-movabletype.tmpl and change the line:

   <span class="description">...what this twiki site is all about...</span>
   <span class="description">%TAGLINE%</span>
and then in Web or TWikiPreferences set the variable as you like:
   * Set TAGLINE = ...green eggs and ham is better than spam...

-- MattWilkie - 03 Oct 2003

I thank you for all your work. I have the template and another stylesheet in use at my MTTWiki test site. http://www.bkdesign.ca/twiki/view I am doing further work on it.

The template was most helpful, with some of my own personal modifications it has opened up a "new" TWiki for me, and helped understand the TWiki templates more.

-- BruceRProchnau - 07 Feb 2005

You're welcome Bruce, I'm glad it worked for you. Though truth to tell the hard part, putting together a collection of decent css packets, was already done thanks to MT. Please feel free to feedback changes to CC-skin. I've poked around on your site a bit and am now wondering whether I should look at MT for some of my projects. wink

-- MattWilkie - 08 Feb 2005

I have done more mods to both stylesheets and template. When I have time will release them. I now have TWiki and Movabletype fully integrated. http://www.bkdesign.ca/twiki/view I am working on MT3x stylesheets for the template. Will add when I can. Having way too much fun with this wink

-- BruceRProchnau - 12 Feb 2005

It now has an Expression Engine stye. Could use some advice on whether this is worth pursuing and useful or not...

-- BruceRProchnau - 10 Apr 2005

Bruce, the site you point to looks very good. However, could you plesae explain a little what "MoveableType" really is? It is not obvious from poking around what is TWiki and what is MovableType. Sorry for this ignorant question...

-- ThomasWeigert - 10 Apr 2005

It is a bit unclear which is which on movabletwiki web sorry about that. I am fixing it so its all from movable type, at least all the topics aside from minimal required ones from TWiki for site to work.

Movable Type is a weblog from Six Apart. It is an editable weblog? A very popular one, it has amazing image upload capabilities see photo demo here, and an admin area where topics can be created or edited easily. It publishes static files to the webserver, and it uses a template system, with tags...as it comes it is a date based weblog, but it isn't difficult to change that to category based.

http://www.bkdesign.ca/twiki/view -some published to from Movable Type. I'm doing too much and leaving some things unclear I know.

-- BruceRProchnau - 11 Apr 2005

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