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Google Code-in 2010 MoinMoin Wiki

redesign theme footer area and related code

completed by: Julian Brost

mentors: Alexander Schremmer, ReimarBauer, Thomas Waldmann, Ronny Pfannschmidt


The current footer area has multiple issues and needs redesign on the theme / presentation level as well as in the code responsible for preparing the data shown there.


Footer area presentation has these issues:

  • moin-pagebottom looks bad and misplaced (remove the display: none to see), because it visually interrupts the slightly coloured content background and the coloured footer editbar

  • this info should be in the footer area where the credits are, above them.
  • some stuff is centered, but maybe it would be better to just align left, modify css as needed
  • maybe this footer area could be similarly simple as the one?

Footer area data preparation / passing / configuration:

  • stuff in moin-pagebottom is just a few bits from current revision metadata formatted in a nice way - can we generalize this? do we want?
  • how to customize credits line best? configuration? template?
  • WikiLicense / Terms stuff could also live there in the footer.

  • Additional optional lines (for what?)

Think about a good, flexible and simple way to handle all this before coding. Discuss your ideas with the moin devs on #moin-dev IRC channel or on the wiki.

Note: please keep the custom HTML (e.g. 'html_before_header', 'html_after_header', 'html_before_footer', 'html_after_footer') for compatibility reasons for now.


Looks better, more flexible, less code maybe?

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