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The default skin for the ProgClub web-site is the OldSkool skin. The skin is the set of configuration settings which make the wiki look the way it does. We think the OldSkool skin with its green/orange/black fixed-width font style is cool, but understand that it might not be to everyone's taste. The skin we have elected to apply is meant to make the point that "content is king", and that we value "substance" over "form". It is also meant to be a throw-back to the 80s, when computers were a lot different to how they are now days: back then they were simpler, less forgiving, and more exciting. If you don't like the way that the web-site looks, you can change the skin:

In order to change the skin you will need to have an account on the wiki. You do not need to be a registered ProgClub user to have a wiki account -- the wiki is available to the general public. To create an account click on the Log in / create account link in the top-right of your screen. You will see a 'Create an account' link, which you should click. Fill in your details as instructed and click 'Create account'. You now have an account on the wiki, so you can configure your preferences:

After you have created an account you will automatically be logged in. If you've previously created an account, then make sure you are logged in. Once you're logged in you will see a link at the top of your screen called My preferences, click on that and then select the 'Appearance' tab on the Preferences page. There will be a list of skins available, and OldSkool will be selected by default. Change your selection to Vector (the best of the available skins, although you are of course welcome to select anything that suits you) and then click the 'Save' button on the bottom of the page to update your preferences. The whole of the wiki will now appear to you according the to rules of your selected skin, and OldSkool will no longer be getting in your way.