Get Inspired by Great Looking Wikis

Many people create personalized, attractive wikis for their schools, businesses, and communities using our look and feel tools. Have a look at these examples to get ideas about what you can do with your own wikis.

Western Sydney Institute
The Western Sydney Institute is a post-secondary institute in Australia whose theme was designed by Jo Kay. As they have many distance learning students, their professional and branded look gives these students online classrooms that connect them to the school.

warnerwolves
Warner Elementary School in Houston uses their wiki as a place for educators to share information and find resources. Designed by an educator at the school, Spencer Barfuss, their theme creates a friendly and appealing space for teachers to work together.

esquireempire
Esquire Empire is a community where Oklahoma lawyers can search local directories, find information about legal issues, and connect with other lawyers. This theme creates a professional space for the community to share resources and generate revenue.

psi-team
This wiki was put together for workers in a global health organization to communicate, be informed about the latest organizational news and receive online training. The design is simple and with the icons on the left, it is very easy to navigate.

ECI831
This wiki was designed by Alec Couros for his education graduate course at the University of Regina in Canada. Students can find course information or share articles with their peers. The design keeps the navigation simple and draws attention to the main text on the page.

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14 Comments

  1. Posted November 4, 2009 at 2:53 am | Permalink

    Hi,

    Thanks for these great examples. My question is though how are they produced? What tools, skills etc. would a teacher need to customize one’s wiki to look like these examples?

    Carl

  2. Posted November 4, 2009 at 8:11 am | Permalink

    Thanks for the mention!

  3. Posted November 4, 2009 at 11:45 am | Permalink

    Team,
    Thank you so much! I was thinking of creating a new custom template to better match the curriculum-based wikis I am planning with the teachers. I really like the sleek, contemporary look of these wikis. Hmmmm…. more food for thought.
    Thanks for sharing,
    Rebecca

  4. Darlynn
    Posted November 5, 2009 at 5:27 am | Permalink

    Really like the Warner School Wiki!
    What theme are they using?

  5. Posted November 5, 2009 at 6:53 am | Permalink

    Hi there,

    are all of these wikis done by someone who knows HTML and CSS?

    Ours looks like this http://ecyg.wikispaces.com/ and I think is best I can do as an amateur.

    BR,
    Jaana

  6. Steve Stubbs
    Posted November 5, 2009 at 10:42 am | Permalink

    I want to customize my wiki. I haven’t been able to figure out how to create a custom look. I use the provided templates, add a new logo, change the colors and fonts, but beyond that I can’t seem to figure out how to customize it. Is there a good source to teach me this?

  7. juan quintero
    Posted November 6, 2009 at 4:29 am | Permalink

    But you have to pay in order to get the personalization function?

  8. Posted November 6, 2009 at 11:48 am | Permalink

    Hi,
    There is no click on link for the Warner Wikki.

  9. Posted November 7, 2009 at 8:28 pm | Permalink

    How do we make these classy themes on our wiki?

    Thank you,
    Kim

  10. Lena Forsgren
    Posted November 8, 2009 at 10:06 pm | Permalink

    Very classy indeed! :-)

  11. Posted November 9, 2009 at 5:49 pm | Permalink

    cool

  12. Posted November 10, 2009 at 7:30 am | Permalink

    Hi Sue,

    The Warner Wiki is private so we did not add a link. If you would like a larger screenshot of it, send us an e-mail to help@wikispaces.com and we will send you the screenshot.

    Best,
    Sarah

  13. Posted November 10, 2009 at 7:41 am | Permalink

    Juan,

    Yes. To use a custom theme, you would need to be on one of our paid subscription plans. You can find out more about them at http://www.wikispaces.com/site/pricing.

    Sarah

  14. Posted November 10, 2009 at 7:52 am | Permalink

    Hi Jaana,

    The above themes were created by people who know HTML and CSS. As can be seen from your wiki though, you don’t need to know any code to create a good-looking site.

    Best,
    Sarah

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