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LKF Skin

I designed this skin to use on the Unofficial Ars Technica LKF Wiki, and I decided to release it here in case anyone else finds it interesting. It uses a combination of tables and CSS for layout, and allows for site- and web-specific CSS overrides, placed in the TWiki.TWikiStylesheet and WebStylesheet topics.

The basic design idea was to:

  • Simplify the default layout slightly without losing any functionality.
  • Allow for the basic use of CSS to override color schemes (note that the light-colored text in the web-background-colored areas, like the content border, of the LKF Wiki is done via the CSS override topics.)
  • Emphasize and offset the editable-content portion of the page from the part provided by the template.
  • Maintain compatibility with all recent CSS-supporting browsers.

A few notes:

  • While the current skin does pay attention to WEBBGCOLOR as the default one does, it also introduces a CSS class, "webcolor", that is used throughout the skin for sections with that background. If you want to make extensive use of this class for CSS overrides, you'll need to adjust the SiteMap and YouAreHere topics to use it as well. You can use the ones on the Ars Wiki as examples.
  • The skin currently does NOT pay attention to the web list setting; it automatically uses a list of all visible webs. If this is not acceptable, you'll currently need to edit twiki.tmpl to just list the webs you want.
  • If you install this skin, you'll need to remove the "Go" box from the WEBTOPICLIST in each web and in TWikiPreferences; it is provided by the skin. This was necessary to avoid a non-nesting <form> tag which interfered with rendering in Opera.

Provide feedback in LkfSkinDev.

-- WalterMundt - 28 Feb 2003

I updated the link to the example site because it really did exist, and I kept getting a 404.

-- SaraYurman - 19 Nov 2003

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