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By Richard Carter

This publication will convey the reader how one can customise the looks in their MediaWiki website via developing customized skins. This ebook is aimed toward internet designers or wiki directors who are looking to customise the glance of MediaWiki with customized skins. The reader will have already got a MediaWiki install that they're focusing on with their pores and skin. it would be their very own set up, or they may be a clothier constructing a customized search for a shopper. The booklet doesn't conceal establishing or utilizing MediaWiki, other than gains in particular concerning skinning. The publication assumes that you're accustomed to CSS and HTML, yet no past wisdom of Hypertext Preprocessor is needed.

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Does your wiki really need links to other versions of that page in different languages? It is unlikely if you are just starting your wiki that additional language versions exist. If required, this feature can always be put back at a later date. [ 21 ] Introduction If your wiki is primarily for images, a wider content area might be useful to allow the images to be shown in a larger format. If your wiki's content is likely to be text-based, then you need to make the wiki's text easy to read. If your wiki has less text, then you can make the text larger so as to make it easier to read and more prominent on the page.

RedirectText { font-size: 175%; } [ 40 ] Chapter 2 You can specify an image to display beside the name of the page. png. png too). Image Detail Pages An image detail page displays a full-size image in an article. Most of our work in styling this page will be already done if #content has been styled. #filetoc, an unordered list, contains the table of contents for the uploaded media pages. It can also be altered so as to match the rest of the wiki. Refer to the following code: ul#filetoc { border: 1px solid #aaaaaa; background: #D9D5C3; border: 1px #BEB798 solid; font-size: 90%; margin: 10px; padding: 5px; } #filetoc li { display: inline; list-style-type: none; margin: 5px; } h2#filelinks { color: #857F61; font-weight: bold; text-transform: uppercase; } Some pages in the wiki that make use of the image are listed, and this header can be styled by applying CSS to h2#filelinks.

Important; } [ 48 ] Chapter 2 Although these changes have only styled a small portion of the wiki, they will help to integrate the skin fully across the wiki. If the elements are not styled as consistently as they were in MonoBook, we will have a very poor skin. [ 49 ] Formatting the Body Logging In and Registering The login and registration pages are mostly styled by this stage, but you may want to tidy them up a bit. In the JazzMeet skin, the table that holds the login form inherits the default table styling given in the content area.

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