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Re: Site facelift?

by hangon (Deacon)
on Nov 19, 2010 at 05:19 UTC ( #872424=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Site facelift?

A lot of us like to debate over minutae, I often find myself guilty. However, for practical purposes this thread can be boiled down to two questions:

  1. If locust, luis.roca or others would like to design additional themes for the Perlmonks site, should their work be accepted and added to the theme options?

  2. Should a different theme be used for the site default?

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Re^2: Site facelift?
by jdporter (Canon) on Jan 03, 2011 at 20:29 UTC
    design additional themes

    There was a time — long years ago, when vroom was still lord of the manor — when themes were the One Way to style your PerlMonks experience, and new theme contributions were actively solicited. Themes Design Quest

    Thankfully, those days are behind us.

    A Better Way to style PerlMonks to your liking is to use CSS. See your Display Settings.

    Note that PerlMonks provides a couple of levels of manipulexity for custom CSS styling. One is to start with a theme selected and then tweak things via your custom CSS. The next level is to forego virtually all styling provided by PerlMonks and Do It All Yourself. For the latter, select "No Theme" from the themes picklist.

    That is what I do. I also select all of the "Lay out X as <div> instead of <table>" options.

    Then I go to town with the fun and fabulous CSS.

    I also put some javascript code in my Free Nodelet to hack up some additional nodelets and move things around on the screen.

    The result looks something like this.

    There have been threads in which people have shared their custom css. It's actually quite easy to share your css via a link people can paste into their Display Settings: Put the css in a <code> block in a post, then refer people to the "download" link. Like so.

    It is also possible to use the URL of the css pages associated with each of the "themes". For example, Red Theme CSS.

    There have been some pretty nice threads in which users have shared CSS tips and code. See especially PerlMonks CSS HOWTO and User CSS Repository.

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