PortEco logo

Help:Appearance

From EcoliWiki
Jump to: navigation, search
How to customize appearance by setting the Appearance preference

Registered users can alter the overall appearance of EcoliWiki by changing their Preferences. Users who are not logged in will get the Porteco skin by default.

Before June 1, 2013 the Vector skin was the default for EcoliWiki, and it is still the default for [http;//gowiki.tamu.edu GONUTS]. If you are logged in and you are not seeing the new PortEco skin, you probably have a different skin set in your preferences.

Unregistered users can see what a page looks like with a different skin by adding

?useskin=<''lowercase name of skin''>

to the url of a page.

Available skins

The skins listed below are installed for EcoliWiki. Many custom skins have been made for Mediawiki. If you need one for some reason, contact us (ecoliwiki@gmail.com) and we can try to install it for you.

Skin Comments Screenshot

Porteco (default as of June 1, 2013)

Porteco is a custom skin made for EcoliWiki. Future development for this project will be done using Porteco. The Porteco skin provides the common Porteco banner, and navigation links. As of June 1, 2013, the search box in Porteco doesn't work quite as well as the search box in Vector; the option to search for pages containing a string is missing.

Porteco

Vector

Vector is the default (as of 2013) skin for Mediawiki and Wikipedia.

vector

Monobook

Monobook was the default skin prior to the development of Vector

Monobook

Chick

Chick is an older style that puts the sidebar links underneath the main page content. This skin will probably be discontinued in a future version of mediawiki.

Chick

Classic

Classic (aka standard) is an older skin that uses a serif font. This skin will probably be discontinued in a future version of mediawiki.

Classic

Cologne Blue

Cologne Blue is another skin distributed with Mediawiki.

Cologne Blue

Modern

Modern is a Mediawiki skin with a very narrow top banner area.

Modern

MySkin

MySkin is only listed here because it shows up in the Appearance selection menu. It's a clone of monobook designed to allow a system administrator to customize the CSS. Newer skins, such as Porteco are based on Vector.

not worth showing

Nostalgia

Nostalgia is designed to look like Wikipedia from 2001. An interesting feature is the Special Page selection menu.

Nostalgia

Simple

Simple is a simple skin derived from Monobook. It will probably be removed from Mediawiki at some point in the near future.

Simple