MediaWiki Fratman Skin

MediaWiki is a free application, registered under the GNU General Public License (GPL). It is used to run Wikipedia, the World’s largest online encyclopedia, as well as many other wikis. Fratman is a minimalist skin for MediaWiki-driven websites. Originally developed by Jason Pearce, users began making enhancements and fixing bugs. To better facilitate community-driven development …

Wikimedia Foundation Called

I received a call from the Wikimedia Foundation today. They were trying to track down the owner/creator of a German website that I’ve never heard of, but I immediately knew why they called me. In April 2005 I developed a MediaWiki Skin and released another in October 2005. At the bottom of this skin is …

Wiki Spam Without Style

Wiki spam is when users or bots append unwanted links and URLs into established or abandoned wiki-based websites. Though most wiki software like MediaWiki automatically adds the attribute/value rel=”nofollow” to a tags, spammers still flood your content in an effort to peddle there wares. Most wiki spam uses CSS to hide their content from the …

MediaWiki Skins by Castley

2006 September 23: Anand released a new FratMan skin that works well with MediaWiki v1.7. The skin incorporates many of the changes suggested in these comments. Thank you Anand. Robert Castley, Mambo project director from 2002 to October 2004, dropped in to thank me for the MediaWiki skins I created and to offer a few …

fraternalrelief.org

The staff at the office asked me if there was anything we could do online to better facilite Hurricane Katrina relief efforts for Lambda Chi Alpha members. After a quick stand-up meeting, I decided to build a wiki for all fraternal organzations: www.fraternalrelief.org. If you like the skin I built for this MediaWiki, I simply …