On Feb 10, 2004, at 19:26, Dan Carlson wrote:
I was doing a little bit of fiddling around with my
site's layout this
evening, and I had an idea that someone more involved in the MediaWiki
development might be interested -- a couple of little "powered by"
badges that people can add to their site layout to show their support
for this excellent software.
I've quickly tossed together some ideas based on a couple of images I
"borrowed" from the MediaWiki SourceForge page -- they're just a rough
idea, so if anyone wants to develop the idea further, they're welcome
to it. I can pass on the original Fireworks .png files, though it
might be better to use the original source files, 'specially since I
don't have the exact font used for the word "MediaWiki" and had to
approximate to create the "Powered By" part.
Good things come to those that wait. ;) They look great, Dan, thanks!
I've finally got around to adding in the 88x31 icon, which will display
in the page footer. Now up at http://test.wikipedia.org/
(you may have
to force a reload to update the stylesheet).
Test also now shows an optional GNU FDL icon which I threw together.
(It's ugly, sorry; the XCF is right next to the live PNG, so anybody
who wants to improve, please do.) To configure the FDL icon and
copyright notice (and to include this info in the Creative Commons and
Dublin Core metadata links) do something like this:
$wgRightsPage = "Wikipedia:Copyrights";
$wgRightsUrl = "http://www.gnu.org/copyleft/fdl.html";
$wgRightsText = "GNU Free Documentation License 1.2";
$wgRightsIcon = "$wgUploadPath/gnu-fdl.png";
Or to configure for a Creative Commons license, one might do this:
$wgRightsUrl = "http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/1.0/";
$wgRightsText = "Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License";
The "copyright" message plus $wgRightsText replaces the old "gnunote"
message in page footers. There are still other hardcoded FDL references
remaining that need to be cleaned up, though.
-- brion vibber (brion @ pobox.com