General comments, requests & discussion on the Skin Tutorials.
I'm thinking 3 phases:
Tips to include:
There are other Skin Jockeys who do more advanced stuff than I do -- I don't do JS, AJAX, etc. It would be great if they contributed! I like keeping things simple and content-focused.
How about additional resources -- both in-wiki (Template markup, debugging, etc.) and out (CSS, HTML, JS references) ?
Reminder to check the cookbook for an existing recipe, or the mailing list, before you reinventing the wheel.
Look at an existing skin that you like, copy it, and play around.
Michael Paulukonis February 10, 2014, at 08:34 AM
I don't think there's anyone actually giving step-by-steps on creating Skins. The guidelines page gives a bunch of lumps of code and best practices, but don't TEACH how to make a skin out of a pre-existing design. I plan to do a 1-2-3 style tutorial with an already-existing HTML/CSS design and how to change it over to a PmWiki skin, aimed at PmWiki admins/authors and code developers, not designers, although I'm sure designers who are new to PmWiki and use Photoshop/Dreamweaver/Illustrator and any other design software that outputs raw HTML/CSS will also find it useful to take their design and change it into a skin. Thanks for reminders and such. Oh, I just added the !PmWikiDeveloper tag to a bunch of pages, too -- yes, that's advanced although PageVariables and the like is appropriate and I'll probably include a mention of some of them such as
Any updates to add to this?
PmWiki has such awesome potential, but lacks so many of the resources that something like WordPress has.
MichaelPaulukonis June 02, 2015, at 09:03 AM