For some more flexibility in creating a stylesheet for ikiwiki, it would be nice if there were a few unused elements on the page that one can move around and assign content to using CSS.

For instance, something like this:

<div class='aux' id='aux1'></div>
<div class='aux' id='aux2'></div>

etc. For bonus points, the number could be configurable. To avoid empty content, style.css should have something like this:

.aux {
    display: none;

This can then be used to move things around. For instance, I have on my website's CSS stylesheet the following:

#aux1 {
    position: fixed;
    width: 150px;
    height: 150px;
    bottom: 0px;
    left: 0px;
    background-image: url("wouter3.png");
    background-position: top right;
    background-repeat: no-repeat;
    background-origin: content-box;

which adds my hackergochi to the bottom left of the webpage, with some margin.

I tried looking for something like this, but I couldn't find it. Perhaps I just didn't look in the right places, though; apologies if that is the case.

This can easily be achieved by modifying templates. Simply copy the default page template to the template directory of your wiki, and modify it to add your empty divs.

-- Louis