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Wikitravel:30 October 2005

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Wikitravel Skin Project[edit]

Hey, so as I've mentioned before, getting a cascading style sheet to work right in IE is hard. So it took a whole additional month, but the Wikitravel skin I've been working on now supports IE 6.0 and Mozilla/FireFox. There's a styleswitcher in here as well, so this would be easy to extend with additional stylesheets.

All of the display and layout stuff is done in the css, meaning that if were adopted and you want to see something radically different all you have to do is add a stylesheet. Right now the styleswitcher includes the print sheet. In production we would remove the print sheet, saving that for printing.

The demo is here and I have a GNU arch repository with the code here to make it easier for you to send me patches or better yet create a fork which I can patch from.

How many other browsers do people think the main stylesheets need to support before this can be released? -- Mark 10:35, 30 Oct 2005 (EST)

IE and Moz/Firefox are the biggies if you ask me... although Apple nuts may whinge for Safari as well. The demo site looks gorgeous, let's finally get this thing online! Jpatokal 10:39, 30 Oct 2005 (EST)
Please consider this my nutty whinge. Actually, it looks fine in Safari as far as I can see. Mark, is there anything special I should checkout with Safari? -- Colin 12:03, 30 Oct 2005 (EST)
Well, since Safari uses KHTML to do its rendering, the three-column sheet should have the same problem in Safari as in Konqueror, which is that the TOC doesn't stay inside the white column, but floats. Personally I find this acceptable, but it's not the same as in Moz/FireFox. -- Mark 13:54, 30 Oct 2005 (EST)
Yes, Safari and Konq behave the same (I checked Safari vs. Konq/Linux vs. Firefox/Mac). It's acceptible. --- Colin 14:39, 30 Oct 2005 (EST)

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