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From Ross Gardler <>
Subject Prototype of new (Forrest generated) Incubator site
Date Mon, 02 Jan 2006 06:45:56 GMT
I've been wanting to create a skin for Forrest that looks like that at for some time. Mostly because the default Forrest 
skins are, well "old".

The recent thread here discussing Forrest as a tool has finally prompted 
me into action (congrats to anyone deliberately provoking us to make 
this happen ;-). I've built the Incubator site using it.

My intention is only to illustrate just how easy it is to configure 
Forrest to work the way you want. To use it there is just a little 
editing of skinconf.xml and a one line change to If 
anyone feels inclined to build the incubator site with this new skin let 
me know, I'll even provide a patch (why not do it myself? because 
momentum is against Forrest and I have no interest in wasting my time, 
so ask for it)

It is not (yet) a perfect copy of the main ASF site. We still need some 
work on the finer details. However, I hope this is enough to give you a 

This was about 1.5 hours work, I may be a Forrest dev, but I am no CSS 
wizard, so that is pretty quick work I think.

You can view the prototype skin at:


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