Forum:Custom monobook?

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I'll be brief, seeing that's how I usually am about wiki stuff in most cases:

Monobook can be customized in somewhat basic ways, see here, and previously on SmashWikia there was a skin change discussion that was closed. Now I would wonder if anyone but me was interested in reviving the idea? --HavocReaper'48 16:15, 23 November 2010 (EST)

I think minimalist is effective here. Miles (talk) 16:26, 23 November 2010 (EST)
I basically agree, but I'd say that two areas should definitely be changed from the default Monobook - the background image, and the little icon to the left of the user bar (top-right of the page). Not drastically, but just to give SmashWiki some visual differentiation (use a Smash Bros. icon for the icon, and something relatively simple for the bg. (I've got this as my custom bg right now, but I wouldn't even have the Smash Ball in a "real" version, just the big/faint logo in the top left)
One other thought - the favicon for the wiki is identical to the SmashWikia, and also disappears a bit on the tab bar in Firefox. Perhaps tinting it blue or somesuch would be a good idea. - Reboot (talk) 23:38, 23 November 2010 (EST)
I like that custom bg myself, also think about Vector. Yeah, I wasn't thinking too drastic. After the favicon - do you think we should darken it or make a new one? --HavocReaper'48 13:10, 27 November 2010 (EST)
I support updating the favicon and tweaking the usericon as well. Miles (talk) 14:35, 27 November 2010 (EST)

So what are we thinking for a new favicon? A shrink of the logo? Retain the Smash Bros. symbol with a non-grey colour? The usericon should probably be a small bright (say red) Smash Bros. symbol. Toomai Glittershine Data Node 14:55, 27 November 2010 (EST)

On that basis, four "bright" Smash symbol usericons (14x14 - the area is only 14px tall, for me at least), plus three of those as 16x16 favicons, with the logo also taken down to 16x16 (not sure how recognisable it is at that size, but might as well post and see...):
SsbUsericons14x14x4.png SsbFavicons16x16x4.png
- Reboot (talk) 15:54, 27 November 2010 (EST)
I like the red 16x16 icon for the user icon (that is its size) and the mini-logo for the favicon. Toomai Glittershine Data Node 17:32, 12 December 2010 (EST)
The usericon may nominally be 16×16, but it truncates at 14px high, so if you try to put a 16px tall image, the lowest two pixels will be hidden. Favicons, meanwhile, are square (multiples of) 16×16.
And, personally, I preferred the navy blue ones. What does everyone else think? - Reboot (talk) 12:20, 13 December 2010 (EST)
The logo as the favicon looks way too small and it is hard to make anything out in it. A blue smash ball would look better. Maybe for both the favicon and user image. Also, I like the background from the link. It would look good here. ☆The Solar Dragon☆ 12:46, 13 December 2010 (EST)
I support making the miniaturized logo the favicon, and I think a blue Smash icon would be more appropriate for the usericon. Miles (talk) 12:50, 13 December 2010 (EST)


User icon
User icon

These seem to be the favorites. Anyone object? [NB: The favicon will have to be reformatted for use. *.ico isn't on the list of permitted uploads here].

If you want to test the usericon, add:

li#pt-login {background: url( top left no-repeat;}

to Special:Mypage/monobook.css. - Reboot (talk) 11:37, 16 December 2010 (EST)

Is anything happening with this? - Reboot (talk) 09:01, 4 January 2011 (EST)
*shrug* If no one disagrees I say we do it. Toomai Glittershine ??? The Awesome 10:51, 4 January 2011 (EST)

No objections here. Omega Tyrant TyranitarMS.png 11:02, 4 January 2011 (EST)

+1 Miles (talk) 16:03, 13 January 2011 (EST)


What's going on about the background then? Are we going for it? ☆The Solar Dragon☆ 14:11, 4 January 2011 (EST)

There's currently no discussion of a possible background that I can see, except for a "we might want to do something other than default". Toomai Glittershine ??? The Celeritous 17:40, 4 January 2011 (EST)