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I'm curious why Ubuntu Team Wiki uses a different web interface to Ubuntu documentaion.

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Both are using MoinMoin Wiki engine -- Difference is only in theme. – Vojtech Trefny Dec 12 '10 at 19:06
@Vojtech I don't think the documentation uses MoinMoin – 8128 Dec 12 '10 at 19:23
@fluteflute that's true, official documentation not, but community cotributed ( uses MoinMoin – Vojtech Trefny Dec 12 '10 at 19:29
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The Ubuntu wiki has recently been changed to use a new theme that fits far better with Ubuntu's new visual identity - new logo, colours, fonts, etc - the same things you'll see on this very site infact. For more details take a look this blog post from Mark Shuttleworth that introuduces the new visual feel.

Having said this, the new theme is probably not perfect yet - I would say it lacks the polish the old theme had.

The official web documentation has not yet been changed to use the updated visual identity, but I assume it eventually will.

If you wish then in your Ubuntu Wiki User Preferences then you can change your theme ("ubuntu" is the old one, and "light" is the new one).

Two themes side by side

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BTW the preferences to change the theme seems broken. – Tshepang Dec 12 '10 at 20:05
@Tshepang: if I remember correctly you need to refresh after changing the theme. – JanC Dec 12 '10 at 23:26
@Jan Doesn't work. – Tshepang Dec 13 '10 at 1:23

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