[pydotorg-www] Wiki theme enhancements (Re: Upgrades completed)

anatoly techtonik techtonik at gmail.com
Thu Mar 3 22:37:19 CET 2011

On Thu, Mar 3, 2011 at 8:12 PM, Paul Boddie <paul at boddie.org.uk> wrote:
> On Thursday 03 March 2011 13:45:57 Radomir Dopieralski wrote:
>>                                                       I volunteered to
>> update and maintain the python wiki, but somehow never found the time
>> to sort out all the details. Now that I did, I hope to help with the
>> wiki on regular basis, and also add any changes and
>> details that might be needed for it.
> This is great news! Thank you for installing the theme and making it work on
> the Python Wiki.

+1 ;)

I've switched to new EuroPython theme and must say that it looks
rather strange (see screenshots). The Frontpage is highlighted even
though I am not on the front page. The history bar is confusing and is
not visually separated from current page name. ISTM they should have
at least different font sizes.

I'd also prefer menu font, button size and button text capitalization,
logo alignment to be consistent with the main site/tracker.

I find it hard to see if I am subscribed to the page or not. Locating
the edit link also takes time. I must say that I'm quite used to
MoinMoin breadcrumb of modernized theme. We have a lot of header space
that could be put to a good use.

OMG, now we have tables! Thanks man - just look at this beauty -
I expect a lot of inspiration from wiki contributors. =)

>> Going back to your question, I consider the theme to be finished --
>> that is, I don't plan to make huge changes to it. I will, however, not
>> abandon it, and I will continue to fix any problems that are reported
>> and add improvements that are desired. I keep the theme in a mercurial
>> repository at htttp://devel.sheep.art.pl/europython, but I can move it
>> somewhere, like bitbucket, if needed. Of course all collaboration on
>> improving it is welcome.

I've started collecting Wiki issues at
exactly for the purpose of collaboration. We can upload theme fixes
into Mercurial repository over there. Google Code has a good feature
of editing sources online, so users/designers can actually fix stuff
without knowing about Mercurial at all.

> I think the theme works very well for the given purpose. My own suggestions
> for improvements would involve separate extensions or patches. An example of
> the latter category is a patch I have for making the edit spans one sees in
> RecentChanges (for example, "[1-3]") selectable, so that one can see groups
> of changes made by an individual a lot quicker than going through the info
> page and manually selecting the range of diffs to be shown.
> With regard to such patches, I don't know what the situation is with Moin 1.x
> and whether there's any interest in adding such enhancements, but I've
> submitted a few patches like that to the Moin project anyway.

Moin project is moving towards 2.x version. Of course, it will be
better if these were extensions rather than patches, but I can't see a
big  problem in maintaining patches provided that we finally put
current MoinMoin configuration and custom extensions/plugins into
version control.

anatoly t.
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