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  1. XWiki Platform
  2. XWIKI-1342

Create a new clean skin from scratch

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    • Type: Improvement
    • Status: Open
    • Priority: Major
    • Resolution: Unresolved
    • Affects Version/s: 1.1 M1
    • Fix Version/s: None
    • Labels:
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    • Development Priority:
      Medium
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      Description

      The current skins (dodo, finch and albatross) are too 'dirty', meaning that:

      • dodo was created with very little care for accessibility, extensibility and codestyle elegance
      • finch inherited dodo and mostly added new code to hide the flaws in it, making it a bit more extensible and accessible, but bloating the skin; now it contains a lot of dead style and markup
      • albatross inherited finch, adding even more new markup to override dodo and finch.

      So, the official skin is a complete mess, with deprecated templates, overridden templates from the /templates/ directory, useless css. This makes the skin very hard to comprehend, thus very hard to change or extend.

      We should start a new skin from scratch, having not only the look in mind, but also ease of extensibility, a clean and logical structure, accessibility, ease of integration with AJAX enhancements.

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              • Assignee:
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                Reporter:
                sdumitriu Sergiu Dumitriu
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