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Got married in June.
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==Site re-design==
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Looking for the [[Site redesign]] discussion? It now has its own page.
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Please leave comments about site re-design below.
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I'll get back to you.
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Well Jymbob, it is February 2008 now. I am not sure whether ro-connect and
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ro-future are in anyway competitors to ro-info. I am sorry to say that ro-info
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appears to be moribund, judging by those "last modified" dates. It could well
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be that the depressing appearance of the site is partly to blame (I am
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using NetSurf as default browser). The font is rather mean and small, text
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straggles off to the right. What is needed is for users to be able to edit
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their own css files. Designing a one-style-for-all system is hopelessly
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fascist. For those whom css daunts, providing a selection of default files, which users could then personalize and play with, would be appropriate. The current style, which I have seen on many wikis, I do not like - it looks mean,
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somehow. I guess it comes down to how flexible the off-the-peg wiki is.
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[[User:GavinW|GavinW]]
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To answer your questions as best I can:
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"RISC OS Connect does not seek to replace various other on-line efforts such as riscos.info and RISC OS Open." from their website. I haven't personally come across ro-future (and googling doesn't seem to help), so couldn't comment.
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What ro-info could do with regarding updates is someone to collate useful information. At the moment, it's something of a mish-mash of software reviews, hardware information and technical pages about the GCC project. I've a feeling the front page is a large part of the issue with this, but I can't personally work out what it <em>should</em> look like. I'd agree the front page is rather uninspiring.
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Regarding CSS files, please understand that I don't have access to the ftp for riscos.info so I have no way to edit any CSS files used on the site. I'd tend to agree that several different CSS files should be optional. However, I was planning on improving the look of the default site first. I have so far received no suggestions about how the site should look. If you have any ideas I'd be more than happy to hear them and try to implement them.
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I often view the site in Netsurf with no real issues.
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I can't see any easy way of providing an editable CSS file for each user, but someone with more experience of how a MediaWiki is put together might know of something.
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Might I suggest you try out some of the different styles listed in your preferences? you can just add "&useskin=cologneblue" to the end of a URL for a quick view of one of the other options.
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If you could send me a screenshot of what you mean by "The font is rather mean and small, text straggles off to the right" I'll see if I can suggest a solution. jymbob@ntlworld.com will get to me fairly quickly. [[User:Jymbob|Jymbob]] 14:56, 6 February 2008 (UTC)
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===Front page===
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I do think the front page in particular is getting very flabby. I may have a go at some other front page designs that cut out some of the cruft. [[User:Simon Smith|Simon Smith]] 15:40, 6 February 2008 (UTC)
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===My 2p ;)===
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I don't agree that riscos.info has got overtaken. I think it's chugging along nicely! I do agree that the front page has always been a bit busy - for instance the news section ''really'' shouldn't have whole separate headings for each item, each month etc.
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I don't have access to the ftp for riscos.info [...]
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I have so far received no suggestions about how the site should look.
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I recommend raising this on the [[RISCOS:About|riscos.info mailing list]] - I dread having a "discussion" on this wiki page! It's also more likely to get interest from people with the privileges to actually make changes. As for layout suggestions, I can't help there, having very few creative skills.
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One personal request I'd have regarding CSS is more distinction between the different levels of heading. THe page I put together for [[DeskLib]] looks nicely structured in the contents bit, but when you're actually reading the page it's very hard to see the difference between the different levels of heading.
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Oh, another thing - I'd like to change the links on the left hand side - adding a (within-site) search box and removing the unused "Current Events" link, for instance - something else to discuss on the mailing list.
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<br>[[User:Adamr|Adamr]] 19:48, 6 February 2008 (UTC)
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===CSS===
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It seems you can access CSS at [[MediaWiki:Common.css]] and [[MediaWiki:Monobook.css]]
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and user-specific CSS at something like [[User:Caliston/monobook.css]].  Monobook is the default skin - you can choose the skin for your login at [[Special:Preferences]].  So we could either change the global default to something else or hack the Monobook stylesheet.
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[http://wikidev.net/MediaWiki_skin_tweaks wikidev.net] has more, and at the bottom links to a [http://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Gallery_of_user_styles Gallery of user styles].  I've just been playing but I can't make any of this change any styles, nor can I find a sysadmin option in [[Special:Specialpages]] - so maybe it's something Peter has to enable in the PHP.
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[[User:Caliston|Caliston]] 00:12, 7 February 2008 (UTC)
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===Discussion===
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see http://www.riscos.info/pipermail/gcc/2008-February/004217.html
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--[[User:Pnaulls|Pnaulls]] 16:59, 14 February 2008 (UTC)
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I've sketched out a sample page: [[Main1]] and added some thoughts to the mailing list thread.
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<br>[[User:Adamr|Adamr]] 12:52, 16 February 2008 (UTC)
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Latest revision as of 12:21, 21 March 2008

Jymbob is a wannabe RISC OS programmer, but he's not actually all that competent, yet.

He's the maintainer of Cretin, a fully 32bit IRC client, and can usually be found in #riscos and #cretin on IRCNet.

Idea: Multiple users, a simple, RISC OS savvy suggestion

Got married in June.

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