[Mediawiki-l] how long to make a good MW skin?

Rolf Lampa rolf.lampa at rilnet.com
Fri Jan 9 15:18:16 UTC 2009

It takes a couple of days, count on at least a week's work, + fixing of 
bugs for different bowsers, and their different versions, aso...

For an example skin look at this Sharepoint-like skin for both Mediawiki 
and Drupal which we just finished (yesterday).


This skin, named "Rilpont", is intended to "seamlessly" integrate the 
look and feel of Drupal and Mediawiki. They are separate  skins and thus 
can be used separately.


// Rolf Lampa

Christensen, Courtney skrev:
> Hi WikiMedians,
> This question is for any of you who have developed a skin.  I imagine you are constantly tweaking your skins, but how long does it take you to make a workable one?  I recently had to make a skin from some images made by a graphic design shop.  I made it look great, just like the pictures, but I forgot a lot of the functional things, like the table padding my users were used to or the new class on links to non-existent pages.  I'm thinking skin development is a thankless job that requires attention to detail and more stamina and persistence than I seem to have.
> So give me a yardstick.  How long does it take to develop a well-rounded skin on average?
> Thanks!
> Courtney Christensen
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