[thelist] wiki recommendation

Rich Points rich at richpoints.com
Thu Nov 17 15:39:37 CST 2005

I've done some CSS tweaking with Media Wiki and found the code to be 
bloated with excessive div's.  I know next to nothing about how the wiki 
is coded so maybe those nestings are needed.  Point being that yes it is 
pure CSS layout but it's still kind of messy and a chore to become 
familiar with.


Mike wrote:

>Thanks Robert, Paul, Hassan and April for your helpful advice. One 
>question for April:
>April you indicated that it may be more difficult to alter the look of 
>the Mediawiki interface. Did you mean changing the html code? DO most 
>wikis allow you to change the html code? I do not like to use tables for 
>layout and prefer to layout structure with CSS instead. You see, I  feel 
>I am strong in CSS coding and so I feel I can change the look and feel 
>using CSS styles no problem and so maybe it doesn't matter too much if I 
>can't tamper with the html code. However maybe it would help if I could 
>alter the html code too. What do you think? I would like to be able to 
>alter the look of the wiki and so do you still think that maybe 
>Mediawiki isn't for me or would using CSS styling allow me to control 
>the look entirely or only partially?
>(If I can't control the look entirely, I might use either phpwiki[1] or 
>taviwiki[2] instead - if they are any better at this control)
>April wrote:
>As long as you can live with the layout
>>of one of the default skins, and do any color changing with styles, you 
>>should be fine.

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