As you might have noticed, we’ve disabled any “Monobook”-based skins, namely BsgBook and BsgMonobook. For those who don’t know, the Monobook skin is essentially the same skin that Wikipedia uses by default. Given the pitfalls of having those skins during our unique aesthetic changes, and given the weaknesses of those skins in general, we’ve decided to get rid of them.
In place of a lighter skin, we are developing the “Battlestar Light” skin, which uses manilla and light brown colors. Right now, it is mostly functional, barring changes that need to be done to the header and the like.
You can see how the skin looks by clicking here. And, if you’re logged in, you can change that skin by going to Special:Preferences, clicking the Skin tab, selecting “Battlestar_Fluid” and hitting the “Save” button.
Right now, the Battlestar Light skin only has a fixed width format, and therefore isn’t designed for either widescreens or for a “fluid” look. However, given that the skin is based off of Shane’s wonderful modifications of the “Gumax” skin by Paul Gu, implementing those features should not be a major issue once final cosmetic changes have been implemented.
You will also note that we’ve began “Galactiguising” message boxes and infoboxes with a “cut corners” motif. That’ll take a bit of work, but we should have that finished by the end of tonight (on the East Coast).
Have a Happy Frakkin’ New Year!