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Will checked in a new PatternSkinHeaderArt topic.

Anton suggested on twiki-dev to package that as a contrib for other skins to use. Good idea. In any case, the header art should not ship with the PatternSkin since most logos are not designed for a dark background. See also Item1332

My feedback:

  • Use only images with copyright question cleared
    • they're pictures i took during my travels, so i have copyright clearance wink however, you are right that this is an important point, and we need to make sure that we have usage rights when creating header art. -- WN
  • Use jpg instead of png because:
    • reduced size (cobblestones.png has 203KB, cobblestones.jpg has 38KB with x10 compression)
    • less browser issues

-- PTh

Actually I said a bit more...
I pointed out that having a Contrib ... a won't overload PatternSkin a can be used by other skins.

Also, Will made a mistake with these so that they can ONLY be used PatternSkin, being 60 px high.

  • i don't know if i'd call that a mistake, as it was original design intention to make header art for PatternSkin. however, you provided me with some useful information on how to make it more generic (with the positioning). thanks. -- WN

If he'd left them higher, 200, 300, then other skins such as NatSkin could use them. PatternSkin can use them by clipping and positioning.

  • and what should the magic number be? just because NatSkin (which i quite like---don't get me wrong), uses 200px, is that suddenly the "standard"? although background positioning helps, it seems like there are two choices: center the image, or use the top (unless we introduce another variable or whatever to control the positioning), so there are still constraints about how header art should be created. -- WN

I have a 1280x300 image I built originally for NatSkin. I also use it with PatternSkin. The PatternSkin 'boxes' clip it automagically, all I supply is the offset:

#patternTopBar {
    background-position: 25% 50%;
Didn't Arthur have that at one time in his cookbook? I recall I e-mailed him details of this.

-- AJA

yes, it's here: http://develop.twiki.org/~develop/cgi-bin/view/TWiki/PatternSkinCssCookbookTopBarBackgroundImage

i will move the pictures into a separate contrib (i didn't actually mean to check them in originally, but i checked in a MANIFEST with those files listed, so i then went ahead and added them). i don't even know if

any suggestions on names for the contrib(s)?

-- WN

SVN:8156 removes the sample files from PatternSkin and creates an EmptyHeaderArtContrib

-- WN

SVN:8218 - template EmptyHeaderArtContrib (and support added in twikiplugins/create-new-plugin.pl

SVN:8220 - takes the previously checked in artwork from PatternSkin and instead now there's an ExampleHeaderArtContrib


Summary Header art as Contrib
ReportedBy PeterThoeny

SVN Range Tue, 03 Jan 2006 build 8080
AppliesTo Extension
Component EmptyHeaderArtContrib
Priority Normal
CurrentState Closed

Checkins 8218 8220
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