[pmwiki-users] Responsive skin added to core, enabled on pmwiki.org

Stephane Smets velosteph at ferrosteph.net
Thu Apr 27 05:11:44 CDT 2017

Thanks for the job ! 

-------- Original Message --------
> From: "Petko Yotov" <5ko at 5ko.fr>
> Sent: Thursday, April 27, 2017 1:03 AM
> To: "Pmwiki Users" <pmwiki-users at pmichaud.com>
> Subject: [pmwiki-users] Responsive skin added to core, enabled on 
> Hello,
> In the last few days I've been working on the responsive skin for the 
> core, based on the 2016 skin.[*]
> It is now added to subversion and will be in 2.2.98. You can get it with 

> the pre-release archive here:
>    http://www.pmwiki.org/wiki/PmWiki/Subversion
> It will NOT be enabled by default in the default installation, but I've 
> enabled it on the pmwiki.org website so that more people can test it and 

> report any problems.
> I'll have to better document it but here are the changes from the last 
> release of the 2016 skin:
> 1. The function that allows to print header and footer sections of the 
> skin from wiki pages changed to make the template appear less complex to 

> newcomers: this is always a goal for PmWiki and I wasn't happy with how 
> the 2016 skin did it.
> Now the full HTML snippet moved from the php script back to the html 
> template for people to easily find it. A slightly different function 
> looks for the section from the wiki page, and if there is one, the 
> template section is disabled.
> 2. In mobile view, when the menu, search form and actions block are 
> open, the background is faded. This helps focusing your view on the open 

> block. This does not require JavaScript to work.
> When you click out of the open block, on the background, any open blocks 

> are closed. This uses JavaScript, but when unavailable, you can still 
> close the open block by clicking on the large red X icon, like before.
> 3. The minimum width for the "desktop" layout increased to 38em (about 
> 600px) which allows some 7-inch tablets and large phones to switch the 
> layout from desktop to mobile by rotating the device in portrait or 
> landscape orientation.
> 4. The header and footer in mobile mode are now the same light gray 
> background as in the desktop mode (instead of white). Inversely, the 
> popups with the menu, search form and page actions have now white 
> background.
> 5. Some cleanup was done to the CSS, a scrollbar could sometimes appear 
> at the bottom of the SideBar, a pixel here or there, a README file was 
> added.
> As before, the JavaScript used by the skin is minimal, without 
> dependencies, and only cosmetic: the wiki will look nice and be very 
> usable even with JavaScript disabled.
> Having a mobile-friendly layout reportedly increases the chance search 
> engines will list your site to visitors on mobile devices.
> I've been using the 2016 skin daily, for several months, but I'll 
> appreciate if you can test it and report any problems, inconsistencies 
> or if you have ideas for improvements. You can browse PmWiki.org, or 
> enable the skin on your wiki. Test/review also if it works as expected 
> with any recipes/modules.
> The new skin should ship with the next release due in a few days, but we 

> can improve it further.
> The discussion can continue here:
>    http://www.pmwiki.org/wiki/PITS/01406
> (or if you prefer, the mailing list).
> Petko
> [*] http://www.pmwiki.org/wiki/Skins/2016
> -- 
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> Release notes  :  http://www.pmwiki.org/wiki/PmWiki/ReleaseNotes
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