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Here you can configure the appearance of the CTAN portal (skinning) to fit to your personal taste. This feature can even be used without a community membership on the CTAN portal and without being logged in. For this purpose the settings are stores in a cookie. Thus they are attached to the browser instance only.

Skins

You are currently using the skin Chinese New Year.

The skinning uses client side technologies only. This means that cookies and JavaScript need to be enabled for this feature to work properly. This also means that the skin is bound to the browser instance. If you use another computer then the skin is not preserved. Nevertheless other users are not affected by your settings.

You can select a skin from the list below. The selection is activated immediately and remains activated until changed.

Default Skin

You can revert to the default skin.

Color-based Skins

These skins provide an responsive Web design. This means that The layout adapts itself to the space available in the browser window: images are suppressed or scaled and the two-column layout is abandoned on smaller devices.

Screen shot of skin Gray Gray
This skin tries to present the portal in a pleasing grayscale layout. Some graphics are used to support the appearance. But in general they are used sparsely.
Screen shot of skin Gray with Text Logos Gray with Text Logos
This skin tries to present the portal in a pleasing grayscale layout. Some graphics are used to support the appearance. But in general they are used sparsely. The logos are shown in text form, i.e. TeX instead of TeX.
Screen shot of skin Black Black
This skin tries to present the portal in a pleasing gray-scale layout with a black background. Some graphics are used to support the appearance. But in general they are used sparsely.
Screen shot of skin Light Yellow Light Yellow
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Screen shot of skin Tan Tan
This skin tries to present the portal in a pleasing tan layout. Some graphics are used to support the appearance. But in general they are used sparsely.
Screen shot of skin TUG TUG
This skin follows roughly the appearance of the site www.tug.org as of 2014. Additionally the logos have been enabled.

Minimal Skins

The minimal skins do use a rather simple layout. The logos are shown in text form, i.e. TeX instead of TeX.

Screen shot of skin Plain Plain
This skin omits many decorative layout elements. It focuses on the presentation of the pure text. It uses the text representation of the logos. This is a fine variant for purists.
Screen shot of skin Plain Inverted Plain Inverted
This skin omits many decorative layout elements. The colors are inverted, i.e. white on black. It focuses on the presentation of the pure text. It uses the text representation of the logos. This is a fine variant for purists.
Screen shot of skin Terminal Amber Terminal Amber
This skin is a reminiscent to the old day''s terminals with amber characters on a black background. It omits many decorative layout elements. The colors are inverted, i.e. white on black. It focuses on the presentation of the pure text. It uses the text representation of the logos.
Screen shot of skin Terminal Green Terminal Green
This skin is a reminiscent to the old day''s terminals with green characters on a black background. It omits many decorative layout elements. The colors are inverted, i.e. white on black. It focuses on the presentation of the pure text. It uses the text representation of the logos.

Textured Skins

These skins provide an responsive Web design as well. Instead of a plain color as text background a texture is used.

Screen shot of skin Granite Granite
This skin uses a granite background texture and slightly rounded corners. It requires a modestly recent browser version to see all effects. (Note that Internet Explorer prior to version 9 will not show those effects as designed)
Screen shot of skin Steel Steel
This skin tries to present the portal in a pleasing grayscale layout with a steel-like texture. Some graphics are used to support the appearance. But in general they are used sparsely. Only a few are present and they are reused where appropriate.
Screen shot of skin Leather Leather
This skin uses a leatherly texture as background. This includes the background of the texts as well. Some graphics are used to support the appearance. But in general they are used sparsely.
Screen shot of skin Wood Wood
This skin uses a wood-like texture as background. This includes the background of the texts as well. Some graphics are used to support the appearance. But in general they are used sparsely.
Screen shot of skin Sketch Sketch
This skin uses a sketchy layout. The elements are depicted by construction lines in the upper left corner. Some graphics are used to support the appearance. A lot of transparency effects are used. Older browsers may not display them correctly.
Screen shot of skin Grained Red Grained Red
This skin uses a grained appearance in red. Some graphics are used to support the appearance. A lot of transparency effects are used. Older browsers may not display them correctly.
Screen shot of skin Grained Blue Grained Blue
This skin uses a grained appearance in blue. Some graphics are used to support the appearance. A lot of transparency effects are used. Older browsers may not display them correctly.
Screen shot of skin Grained Green Grained Green
This skin uses a grained appearance in green. Some graphics are used to support the appearance. A lot of transparency effects are used. Older browsers may not display them correctly.

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