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Bug 14468 - RecentChanges items should have alternating background colours
RecentChanges items should have alternating background colours
Product: MediaWiki
Classification: Unclassified
Recent changes (Other open bugs)
All All
: Normal enhancement with 2 votes (vote)
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Assigned To: Nobody - You can work on this!
Depends on:
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Reported: 2008-06-07 22:23 UTC by Melancholie
Modified: 2009-02-08 15:58 UTC (History)
4 users (show)

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Assignee Huggle Beta Tester: ---


Description Melancholie 2008-06-07 22:23:43 UTC
[[Special:RecentChanges]] items should be shown with two alternating background colours, what would make it much easier to read when page is crowded (due to long summaries e.g.)!

Line 3 - light gray
Line 4 - white
Line 5 - light gray again
Line 6 - white again
Comment 1 Siebrand Mazeland 2008-08-16 21:17:02 UTC
Added classes "even" and "odd" to the RC and watchlist lines in r39503. You should be able to add markup on a site, skin, or user level using the various css options.

Small example to give a grey background to every even line. Add the following to your css:

.odd {
  background-color: #C0C0C0

DISCLAIMER: I am not a css guru, so you the example may not be too refined :P.
Comment 2 Melancholie 2008-08-16 21:48:15 UTC
Great :-)

But consider adding this CSS snipplet to /skins-1.5/common/shared.css (clear arrangement should be standard).
Comment 3 Siebrand Mazeland 2008-08-16 22:07:08 UTC
This may get reverted, but we'll see. Done in r39507 with colour #E8E8E8 (a lighter grey than the example used).
Comment 4 Brion Vibber 2008-08-18 15:57:32 UTC
This looks pretty bad currently. Definitely revert; recommend WONTFIX unless a more legible solution is found.
Comment 5 Siebrand Mazeland 2008-08-18 16:06:50 UTC
Brion, are you talking about reverting the whole solution (because I am for indivudial users (or gadgets) implementing this). I was indeed hesitant to add the css change, as noted in comment 3.
Comment 6 Siebrand Mazeland 2008-08-18 16:10:12 UTC
Second comment: I started using it on Betawiki right after implementing it. It *does* take some getting used to. UI changes do in general...
Comment 7 Melancholie 2008-08-18 21:30:26 UTC
I do not understand the problem, that: looks good! to me. Maybe the gray colour could be a little bit brighter, but it's definitely better than just being a plain text desert (those special pages are for being *efficiently worked with*, so please at least keep classes .odd and .even)...
Comment 8 Siebrand Mazeland 2008-08-19 06:19:45 UTC
Brion reverted r39503 (classes), 39507 (css) with "These alternating background colors are imho not very attractive, and make the display busy and confusing, rather than easier to read."

If even the classes are not allowed to be added, I have no idea how to continue with this. Off the case...
Comment 9 Fran Rogers 2008-08-19 06:29:38 UTC
I'd say it's probably a good idea to have "even" and "odd" classes for skinning functionality - in case anyone wants them, we should let them. :) (I do think it should stay off on all stock skins, though.)
Comment 10 555 2008-08-19 17:37:12 UTC
(In reply to comment #9)
> I'd say it's probably a good idea to have "even" and "odd" classes for skinning
> functionality - in case anyone wants them, we should let them. :) (I do think
> it should stay off on all stock skins, though.)

Or remove also the workaround for bug2318... :(
Comment 11 Melancholie 2008-09-06 20:14:40 UTC
As for bug 3226 a CSS class has been added, why not also for this request?
Still do not know why the addition of the classes has been reverted!
Comment 12 Siebrand Mazeland 2009-02-02 12:39:31 UTC
Changed component to "RecentChanges"
Comment 13 Siebrand Mazeland 2009-02-08 15:58:03 UTC
Recommitted r39503 with proper class names in r47014. Not changing css, as this will be reverted. Site administrators can make their own styling descisions using the on-site css pages in the MediaWiki: namespace.

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