Last modified: 2014-11-20 03:20:34 UTC
From bug 70576 comment 4 by Isarra:
> I still don't like that border. #aaa is awfully dark when it's just white
> all around on both sides, especially in skins like vector with a lot of much
> more subtle colour transitions. The appearance in others could be
> subsequently HORRIBLE but that doesn't really apply to wikimedia.
> Is there really no generic core class for this kind of thing where you can
> just apply to the new stuff like this? Be something toc, editoptions,
> categories, and anything else along those lines would also use, such that
> they all automatically match regardless of skin, or origin? Seems like that
> would be neater.
Note: Support for the footer was added in bug 66931 and https://gerrit.wikimedia.org/r/158605
The reason I chose #aaa as the border color in the mockup suggested there, is that it matches the #aaa currently used in: Infoboxes, all Mboxes, the ToC border, the category box border, and the H1/H2 underline.
cf. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/MediaWiki:Common.css etc
One option, would be to add a background color to the box. The standard is #F9F9F9. (I'm not sure why I didn't use that in my mockup?!). I'd recommend adding that.
#aaa does tend to work a lot better when the background colour is also changed, yeah. By itself it stands out (on white) as much too harsh and dark.
So yeah, do thatn but is there seriously no common class that the other things use? Why the hell not?