On Aug 27, 2012 9:24 AM, "Steve Slevinski" <slevin@signpuddle.net> wrote:
> I am interested in flipping the MediaWiki layout along a diagonal. The top user and page actions would be on the left hand side.  The left hand menu would be on the top.  The page would scroll to the right rather than down.
> I was planning to create a custom skin with emerging CSS standards to achieve this effect.  Does anyone know of any work or opinion that has been done on this matter?

Assuming you mean vertical text layout as for Chinese and Japanese (or Mongolian), there'll be some old notes and mockups on https://bugzilla.wikimedia.org/show_bug.cgi?id=9436

If you mean columns that you scroll through horizontally, you might take a peek at our Windows 8 tablet app - see https://github.com/Wikimedia/WikipediaMobile under 'WikipediaMetro' subdir. It uses some WinJS widgets so won't run as-is in a browser, but you can see the CSS that does the columns.

-- brion