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This skin was developed to improve the usibility of the classic skin. It was inspired by Steve Roe's DrKW skin. The DrKW skin, however required some TWiki code changes. I attempted to provide a similar interface, but using only to modifications in the skin template.

At this time, this skin only contains the the view template. I felt that the view page was the most complex and was the one used most often, especially for new users. I didn't think it necessary to change the other templates (preview, edit, etc.).

Example screen shot:



The skin utilizes a very small javascript feature for the Web List drop-down box so that it always reflects the name of the web you are currently in.

The drop-down list for the webs is hard-coded in the view.mikeb.tmpl. This should be updated to use the new TWiki:Codev/TopicListAndWebListVariable syntax once it is available so that each time a new web is added, the template does not need to be edited.

Since this template uses a table cell on the left for navigation, it does suffer from the pre-formatted text limitation discussed TWiki:Codev/BetterHtmlTableLayout.


The skin package contains these files:
  • MikebSkin (this topic) containing installation instructions, documentation, etc.
  • Image files in pub/TWiki/Plugins.MikebSkin/
  • The view template, templates/view.mikeb.tmpl

All these files are packaged into a single Plugins.MikebSkin.zip file, and attached to the Plugins.MikebSkin topic in this web.


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.

  • Unzip the Plugins.MikebSkin.zip file in your twiki installation directory.
  • Check the Plugins.MikebSkin topic to see if the installation is successful.
  • Edit the list of webs in the view.mikeb.skin. This will later be improved to utilize the enhanced %WEBLIST% variable (TWiki:Codev/TopicListAndWebListVariable)
  • Test it by addeding "?skin=mikeb" to the URL to a TWiki page.
  • (if you like it) set the SKIN preference to mikeb in your TWikiPreferences.

Skin Info

Skin Author: TWiki:Main/MikeBarton
Skin Version: 07 Jul 2001 (v1.2)
Change History:  
05 Jul 2001: Initial version (v1.1)
07 Jul 2001: New version (v1.2)
Skin Home: http://TWiki.org/cgi-bin/view/Plugins/MikebSkin
Feedback: http://TWiki.org/cgi-bin/view/Plugins/MikebSkinDev

Related topic: TWikiSkins

-- TWiki:Main/MikeBarton - 05 Jul 2001

Made obsolete after Main/MikeBarton said in ConsolidateFunctionalityFromSkins:

  • Still developing skin: no

and: I don't think the MikebSkin really needs to continue.

-- MartinCleaver 07 Jul 2003

Topic attachments
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Compressed Zip archivezip MikebSkin.zip   manage 52.8 K 2001-07-07 - 16:14 MikeBarton  
JPEGjpg MikebSkinPicture.jpg   manage 19.8 K 2001-07-05 - 15:01 MikeBarton  
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