[pmwiki-users] Single Page background image
Dr Fred C
drfredc at verizon.net
Fri Nov 23 12:40:44 CST 2007
Wow, way cool. Short of having an option to set the color/background in
the edit page, this is great since I'm a Gemini user.
> Friday, November 23, 2007, 8:37:56 AM, Dr Fred C wrote:
>> Thanks, Clear as mud. But I guess I can work with it when I get around
>> to opening up the relevant local config, editing it, then opening my ftp
>> program, etc, etc. Then to make it workable for all my sites, I'll have
>> to do the same to about 5 or 10 other local configs.
>> I've been out of the programming loop for quite some time. It is a
>> lot of trouble to make this into a backgroundpage cookbook recipe that
>> one might easily add to one's cookbook folders and then just add a
>> single line to local config?
> No, it is not. But there are two problems:
> 1. What do you want exactly? I assumed a background for the whole
> page, for the whole browser window, not just for the page content,
> excluding header and side bar regions etc. Is this correct?
> And shall the background image also cover things like searchbox,
> buttons, and dividing lines?
> 2. The solution will be necessarily highly skin dependant. I did not
> know you used the Gemini skin. The markup I gave fits for the
> PmWiki skin, but not the Gemini skin. So any solution providing a very
> simple markup for your use in any page will need to be tailored to a
> particular skin.
> The markup provided in Cookbook/BackgroundImages under section 'markup'
> is more general, as it allows setting of a background image to any
> division one chooses. So it can fit for any skin, but one needs to
> know of course to which HTML division the background image shall
> As a skin designer, I would like to offer a skin option for a transparent
> background for all page layout areas, so a background image can be
> shown. I've done this for the Triad skin: it has a 'transparent' color
> scheme as a style option. But the background image is set in a css file.
> I will develop this further, so one can set a page background for the
> 'transparent' style option from within a page, probably with a markup
> like (:theme transparent background=http:/domain/path/image.jpg:)
> The skin has already a (:theme ... :) markup (Gemini as well) which
> allows setting a colour scheme for an individual page. I think this
> could be expanded to include background images. I will pursue this and
> keep you informed.
Always, Dr Fred C
drfredc at drfredc.com
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