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*A tool for selecting '''color''' values:  http://www.colorpicker.com/
*A tool for selecting '''color''' values:  http://www.colorpicker.com/
*A tool for helping find '''gradients''':  http://meyerweb.com/eric/tools/color-blend/
*A tool for helping find '''gradients''':  http://meyerweb.com/eric/tools/color-blend/
*The GUI '''widget''' skin creator:  http://widget.mibbit.com/manager/
*The GUI '''widget''' skin creator:  http://widgetmanager.mibbit.com/
== List of Skins ==
== List of Skins ==

Revision as of 22:34, 26 November 2013

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A Skin is a collection of saved preferences (like colors, fonts etc) which may be assigned to your client. Skin definitions are identified by an ID with a format similar to "5d97d370a6e3c9694b10f0db3b50c122".

Adding Skins

These are the steps needed to create a skin for Mibbit.

For the Widget

  1. Open the Widget-Manager in a new tab or window (right-click) to create/edit your special widget skin
  2. Fill username, password etc in "Create your chat widget" (and remember them!), click [Create an account]
  3. Enter your email address etc in "My Account" (in case you forget your pw we can send it there)
  4. Open the "Settings" page, edit server and #channel and copy & paste the created code into your webpage (see iframe or popup)
  5. Optionally click the "Skins" link and load an external skin (an example or from another widget id, the main client uses a different database)
  6. Open the "Preferences" page and modify colours and other settings, click [Save all changes] (no need to reload the manager)
  7. Open or reload your widget to see the effect of your changes

See also Uri parameters.

Make sure that if you publish it, not to have any private info in it (like a password in an alias)!

For the main/full blown Client

  1. Go to http://chat.mibbit.com/
  2. Create an account or Login (if you have not done so already)
  3. Open the "Prefs" page
  4. Optionally click the "Skins" tab and load an external skin through the "Load A Skin ID:" form (skin IDs are not displayed in "Prefs" at the moment, will be fixed in the next update)
  5. Modify colors and other settings to your liking.
  6. Click the "Save and Close" button.

Note: colors from the "Prefs, General, Tabs" can *not* be loaded from other skins, you have to edit them manually.

Some settings (like "Auto away ...") require a reload to take effect, others (like ...width) need a "/clear".


Any tools that are useful for creating a customized skin shall be listed here.

List of Skins

Note: Don't use those setting IDs directly on your page, create your own account and import the skin you like instead. Otherwise you won't have control over it (special aliases, later changes etc.)

Feel free to add your own skins to this list. Just make sure that they are different enough these skins below. Please keep the list alphabetized. Note: at the moment main and widget use different databases (will perhaps be merged later).

Large Fonts

  • Settings ID: 6492d2ae4202ac1030e71173a51e488f
  • Description: Default settings before any changes are applied with the addition of larger fonts throughout.
  • Image: Mibbit prefs large.png
  • Creator: molkmin


  • Settings ID: ad9539b735c13c87bd3c86b2a52cadf0
  • Description: The default settings before any changes are applied. To reset your custom prefs back to the default, you may use the "Reset all to defaults" button at the bottom of the preference edit page.
  • Image: Mibbit prefs default.png
  • Creator: molkmin



  • Settings ID: a36fc852e105e579011f7589c14222f4
  • Description: This is a Black theme requested by some members on my website. I hope you enjoy using this theme.
  • Image: Mibbit prefs basic black.png
  • Creator: unixbro

Clean Blue

  • Settings ID: 40d4f6c76550fbd0daaf419a85b2e1e6
  • Image: Mibbit prefs clean blue.png
  • Creator: mibbit/Axod

Nice Textures

  • Settings ID: 22041f31cac0adf2d1959cdc21aed853
  • Image: Mibbit prefs textures.png

Pastel Blue

  • Settings ID: 90772f4b0ed9e9fc1e4ae12bc47e6c66 (main only)
  • Description: The image is for the most part, accurate, but changes have been made since then. It incorporates a color closer to blue but between blue and purple to give a smooth and less distracting then white background.
  • Image: Mibbit prefs pastel blue.png
  • Creator: Havvy


  • Settings ID: e79edf341a7291ae57738feff858bc16
  • Description: This is a Phoenix theme requested by the members on my website. I hope you enjoy using this theme. If you use the PHP-Fusion Phoenix theme this skin is for you.
  • Image: Mibbit prefs phoenix.png
  • Creator: unixbro


  • Settings ID: 5d97d370a6e3c9694b10f0db3b50c122
  • Description: This is a pink theme requested by the ladies on my website. I hope you enjoy using this theme.
  • Image: Mibbit prefs pink.png
  • Creator: unixbro

PortableApps.com (Red)

  • Settings ID: 3627414e3771f9250fce659187969141
  • Description: Portable Apps theme
  • Image: Mibbit prefs portable apps.png
  • Creator: Chris Morgan


  • Settings ID: 29fdcba523719e5c15e2df228ac6456a
  • Description: This is a red theme requested by the members on my website. I hope you enjoy using this theme.
  • Image: Mibbit prefs red.png
  • Creator: unixbro

Relaxing Purple Pathos

  • Settings ID: e04a79313c47f155f346aa1b25615a06
  • Description: This is a light lavender purple and light blue theme. I hope you enjoy using this theme.
  • Image: Mibbit prefs purple.png
  • Creator: Ruth


  • Settings ID: e45b6397f1cdd3f1e3db04091b842551
  • Description: This is a sandstorm theme requested by the members on my website. I hope you enjoy using this theme.
  • Image: Mibbit prefs sandstorm.png
  • Creator: unixbro

Simple Text

  • Settings ID: 1529ea977baeb4471a913b48465ca96e
  • Description: Basic light blue theme with slightly larger fonts with channel tabs on the left side.
  • Image: Mibbit prefs basic.png
  • Creator: molkmin


  • Settings ID: 17298af2d1a0148d2fd19b8a7d93879d
  • Description: Brownish colors to go along with the color scheme of Galava.net
  • Image: Mibbit prefs galava.png
  • Creator: Havvy


  • Settings ID: eea994908812991289a6478e2c12366f
  • Description: Minimalistic red/dark theme.
  • Image: File:Mibbit prefs darkred.png
  • Creator: Andra - MonsterHunterFreedom2.com

Hordes Skin

  • Settings ID: cbcf3df6852520be320feacf5c8d4e49
  • Description: a theme with the colors of the game "hordes"
  • Image: Mibbit prefs hordes.png
  • Creator: renard7

Autumn Theme

  • Settings ID: c106102763aac9ebcc06fa3a83b4eee0
  • Description: Has an autumn feel to it, very relaxing. The backgrounds and texts are much easier on your eyes especially if you are sitting in the dark. Please enjoy this skin.
  • Image: Toucan-autumn-theme.png
  • Creator: Toucan

Aperture Science Theme

  • Settings ID: 1f9ce5440d5895cfc437036a7c45b14c
  • Description: A theme straight from the Aperture Science Labs.
  • Image: Aperture1.jpg
  • Notes: This theme may still have some bugs in it
  • Version: 1.0
  • Creator: SuperFast_Oz