[MediaWiki-l] Requesting help and advice on making a custom Vector skin

Arcane 21 arcane at live.com
Fri Jan 18 01:14:46 UTC 2013


Ah, I get your point. Thanks for the suggestion, and that link has a pretty easy to follow tutorial, so I'll try that.

Much appreciated.

> To: mediawiki-l at lists.wikimedia.org
> From: daniel at nadir-seen-fire.com
> Date: Thu, 17 Jan 2013 16:56:59 -0800
> Subject: Re: [MediaWiki-l] Requesting help and advice on making a custom	Vector skin
> 
> On Thu, 17 Jan 2013 16:51:32 -0800, Arcane 21 <arcane at live.com> wrote:
> 
> >
> > My question is simple: How do I (A) clone the Vector skin and (B) make  
> > it so my customized Vector skin can have custom background and text  
> > colors.
> >
> > I tried using this skin initially: https://code.google.com/p/darkvector/
> >
> > Unfortunately, it has graphical errors in my version of MediaWiki  
> > (currently 1.19.3), so I decided it would be better to take my own  
> > version of Vector, clone under a different name (currently DarkVector is  
> > the name I'm using), then I planned to make my own version of darkvector  
> > (I was going to change the colors slightly, but I like the version on  
> > google code)
> >
> > Unfortunately, I'm only really good at editing CSS. I tried editing my  
> > clone .php files, but I either (A) keep screwing up the layout (and the  
> > sidebar disappears) or (B) I get it looking right but all of my edits to  
> > the screen.css to change the colors have no effect.
> >
> > I'm not sure I know what I doing, so if someone could walk me through  
> > what I'd like to do or could provided me pointers on what I might be  
> > getting wrong, I would appreciate the assistance.
> 
> You don't want to clone vector. Rather you want to create a skin that's  
> based on it.
> 
> See http://blog.redwerks.org/2012/02/28/mediawiki-subskin-tutorial/
> 
> -- 
> ~Daniel Friesen (Dantman, Nadir-Seen-Fire) [http://danielfriesen.name/]
> 
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