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Hobbes Skin BETA

OBSOLETED by the excellent default skin in TWikiRelease04x00x01.

Introduction

HobbesSkin is the working title for an update of the original TWiki:Codev.TigerSkin. Once I get the last details sorted out, it will be published back to TWiki as a release version. Until then, you can find the latest beta version on TWiki:Plugins/HobbesSkin.

The skin is in production use on my own website at http://g-b.dk, so I guess you can say it works. Full documentation is included, see the TWiki.HobbesSkin topic in the ZIP file. If you have any comments, please add them to TWiki:Plugins/HobbesSkinDev.

TigerSkin's dad TWiki:Main.SteveRoe has approved that I release the HobbesSkin as a TigerSkin version 2, since Steve is no longer maintaining the version 1. JohnTalintyre maintains the TigerSkinPlugin that is used by TigerSkin and HobbesSkin. (The name HobbesSkin hints at the funniest tiger I know, from Bill Watterson's cartoon Calvin&Hobbes, but the release version will be titled TigerSkin version 2.)

Screenshot

Click for full screen image

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.

  1. Download the ZIP file from the Skin Home page (see below)
  2. Unzip HobbesSkin.zip in your twiki installation directory
  3. Test if installed: http://www.twiki.org/cgi-bin/view/Plugins/HobbesSkin?skin=tiger
  4. For skin activation see TWikiSkins
Apart from the above normal steps for installing a skin, this skin only assumes a few more things that you need to set up:
  1. In TWiki.TWikiPreferences, in the section about User Settings, the skin expects a variable BANNERSEARCHSCOPE to be defined as either = all or Main TWiki (list relevant webs, separated by spaces) or just no value at all to mean current web only. See details in the description below. Examples:
    • Set BANNERSEARCHSCOPE = all
      or:
    • Set BANNERSEARCHSCOPE = Main TWiki Sandbox
  2. In TWiki.TWikiPreferences, the skin expects a variable WEBSITECOLOR to be defined as a color value just like WEBBGCOLOR. This determines the background color for the top banner (and possibly other things in the future, too). Example:
    • Set WEBSITECOLOR = #05B
  3. In TWiki.TWikiPreferences, in the section about TWiki Platform Settings, the variables WIKILOGOIMG, WIKILOGOALT, WIKILOGOURL and WIKIFAVICON should be set to meaningful values, for instance:
    • Set WIKILOGOIMG = %PUBURL%/%TWIKIWEB%/TigerSkin/wikilogo.jpg
    • Set WIKILOGOURL = %WIKIHOMEURL%
    • Set WIKILOGOALT = Go to %WIKITOOLNAME% start page
    • Set WIKIFAVICON = %PUBURL%/%TWIKIWEB%/TigerSkin/favicon.ico
  4. There are a few new files that should go into the twiki/data/Main and twiki/data/TWiki directories. This will provide the help and support pages for new features like the PersonalizedMenu. These files are included in the package and should simply be copied into the existing directories. (If files exist, it is recommended to back up the existing ones first as a precaution.)
  5. Edit the WebMenu to specify how you want the left-hand menu to appear, including webs, standard topics and custom topics.

Feedback

Please put your comments into TWiki:Plugins.HobbesSkinDev.

Skin Info

Description: An upcoming version 2 of TWiki:Codev.TigerSkin.
Screenshot: Click for full screen image
Base Name: tiger
Skin Author: TWiki:Main/TorbenGB
Skin Version: 16 June 2004 (beta release)
Change History:  
16 June 2004: Yet another beta release
(meantime) several minor beta releases
13 May 2003: Development announced on twiki.org
Dependencies: TWiki:Plugins.TigerSkinPlugin, TWiki:Plugins.SessionPlugin (included in package)
Skin Home: http://TWiki.org/cgi-bin/view/Plugins/HobbesSkin
Feedback: http://TWiki.org/cgi-bin/view/Plugins/HobbesSkinDev

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

Related topics: TWikiSkins, TWikiSkinBrowser, TWiki:Codev.TigerSkin, TWiki:Plugins.TigerSkinPlugin

-- TWiki:Main/TorbenGB - 03 Sep 2004

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