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Yet another skin thread[edit source]

I know there have been some discussions on colour schemes and other thinks related to the new skin, so sorry for starting another! But I wanted to suggest a way forward. Why not change to Monaco now, perhaps the basic looking Monaco Smoke, and then start working out the changes needed to make it the perfect skin? That way, different aspects can be separated out to make it easier to code to an agreement. For example, what should the sidebar show? what sort of logo or banner would be best? and what overall colours would work? But you discuss that, with the bones of the new skin in place. What do you think? -- sannse<staff /> (talk) 19:48, 8 May 2008 (UTC)

The Earth theme is great, but it has a few issue that should be ironed out. May be coloured blue in the near future.earth(t)
I've always been fine with that, to tell you the truth. The problem we've been having in getting community interest in this is 1) that most users seem to have already customized their skin (or chosen a non-default skin), and so aren't aware of the default, and 2) the Wiki software seems to cache what skin you use, even when you explicitly log out. This makes it very hard to actually get the feel of what a visitor to the site sees.
All that said, if the default right now is Quartz, then I say absolutely, switch to a premade Monaco while we iron out a custom skin. But if the default is in fact Monobook, then I would have to argue to stay with Monobook, because I think we should either be totally unique, or exactly like Wikipedia.
So maybe you could clear this up: what is the current default? I think it's that awful yellow quartz, but I honestly am never sure. Endasil (Talk) @  21:16, 8 May 2008 (UTC)
Earthere, what I'm suggesting is that we do the ironing out live, rather than trying to get everything perfect and then implement :) That way people can work on what needs to be changed together.
Endasil, thanks for the move, I wasn't sure of the best place :) The current default is Quartz smoke. That's what the database shows, and what I see when I clear all my cookies and my cache (which should reset you right back to the default until you log in again). -- sannse<staff /> (talk) 22:10, 8 May 2008 (UTC)

So the basic Monaco skins are:

http://images.wikia.com/common/releases_200805.3/skins/monaco/sapphire/images/preview.gif http://images.wikia.com/common/releases_200805.3/skins/monaco/jade/images/preview.gif
Sapphire Jade
http://images.wikia.com/common/releases_200805.3/skins/monaco/slate/images/preview.gif http://images.wikia.com/common/releases_200805.3/skins/monaco/smoke/images/preview.gif
Slate Smoke
http://images.wikia.com/common/releases_200805.3/skins/monaco/beach/images/preview.gif http://images.wikia.com/common/releases_200805.3/skins/monaco/brick/images/preview.gif
Beach Brick
http://images.wikia.com/common/releases_200805.3/skins/monaco/gaming/images/preview.gif ?
Gaming Custom

I'm sure you are going to want "custom", but I think maybe the closest to where you want to end up is "brick". So I suggest switching to "brick" as a starting point, and then making changes as they are agreed. Maybe give it a few days for people to comment and then switch at the end of this week? -- sannse<staff /> (talk) 10:49, 19 May 2008 (UTC)

I'm going to set it to Jade for now. I don't think brick takes us in the right direction, but getting away from Quartz is definitely a step in the right direction. If anybody has a problem with this, by all means, continue to discuss. Endasil (Talk) @  00:50, 21 May 2008 (UTC)
Gaming is the way to go. The dark background "brings out" the colors of item images more than a white background would, and suits RSW as it is a gaming Wiki. May be coloured blue in the near future.earth(t)
The same thing stopping us from using one of our custom skins right now is stopping us from using Gaming in the mean time. Too many of our templates have bad css which simply don't work on a dark background. We have to fix those before using a skin with a dark body background. After a talk with a bunch of people on IRC, I've switched the default from Jade to Sapphire. Endasil (Talk) @  02:21, 21 May 2008 (UTC)

Carbon (Monobook)[edit source]

Why is this theme credited to me?Yellow partyhat.png Ilyas Talk Contribs 02:34, 13 August 2008 (UTC)

Cause we think you deserve credit for being such a great editor/admin/user/whatev ~kytti khat 22:06, 9 November 2008 (UTC)

Hmm...[edit source]

Why not the Gaming theme? I like it. Twig Talk 772kZGs.png 03:34, October 20, 2009 (UTC)

Because these are custom themes, and that is a default theme. Christine 15:08, October 24, 2009 (UTC)

Single-page Implimentation[edit source]

I was wondering if there was a way to import a theme into a single page, especially a userpage. If so, could someone let me know? Milestone cape (50).pngAmeobea10Talk Contribs #Virtus mask.png 16:14, May 18, 2010 (UTC)

Probably the easiest thing to do is to use the page-specific classes. From wikipedia:Wikipedia:Catalogue_of_CSS_classes#Classes:
Each page has its own name as a class in the body tag. Formed by the pagename with spaces and colons replaced by underscores, and prefixed by "page-". Like this page's body has the class "page-Wikipedia_Catalogue_of_CSS_classes" in its body tag.

For example to apply a style to the page heading on RuneScape:Theme you could use:

.page-RuneScape_Theme .firstHeading {
	color: red;
}

--Quarenon  Talk 22:57, May 18, 2010 (UTC)

Actually, I was trying harder to make it so that my custom styles would appear for everybody who sees that page, but only for that page. Is that possible?
Milestone cape (50).pngAmeobea10Talk Contribs #Virtus mask.png 21:46, May 24, 2010 (UTC)
Ah, in that case, no. The best you can do is use inline CSS styles on the page, which generally only affects the article area of the page. There is no way to import CSS files using wikitext on a page, probably because there is potential for abuse. --Quarenon  Talk 21:52, May 24, 2010 (UTC)

Revival of Monaco?[edit source]

Any way to get Monaco back?Defence-icon.png99 i fail Attack-icon.png 23:51, February 5, 2011 (UTC)