Net to construct a full-featured website in minutes. As an open source product – Selection from Beginning DotNetNuke® Skinning and Design [Book]. “Skinning” refers to an application’s ability to change the look of the design by a setting in the application Explains how DotNetNuke skins can be created in. In addition to panes, our skin design has a number of elements that are and your editor supports them, then you can start directly with the.

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Customizing the Portal Style Sheet This book covers how to create a custom skin for DotNetNuke. One of the original goals we had when the DotNetNuke skinning engine was first created in was to make skinning accessible desing both developers and designers. A DotNetNuke website consists of a set of pages on which the user places and configures one or more modules.

If you have followed all the steps correctly, then you should see a bunch of lines text that outline all of the parsing steps. In addition to panes, our skin design has a number of elements that are fairly common across all designs. All of the concepts translate directly from skins to containers with a few minor differences.

For most containers I will want to include some standard skin objects that provide additional functionality to the user depending on their permissions.


My intent is to demystify some of the terms that we use and to relate them skinhing our simple design. A Closer Look at the Default Menu 8. When building individual layouts for our skin we need to define where we want user generated content to be placed and where we are going to place some standard skin elements.

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Beginning DotNetNuke® Skinning and Design

This title is out-of-print and not currently available for purchase from this site. Changing Menu Providers 8. Using Visual Web Developer and Cassini 2. As part and parcel of this process, it discusses the steps to install, configure, and construct a website for a specific group of users. Skinning Made Easy 1.

Comments 1Permalink. No matter your amount of experience in web site development and regardless of platform, by the end of this anc you will be well versed in the installation, configuration, and customization of a DotNetNuke web site.

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Using the Announcements Module 6. Parent and Child Portals 3. Installing Microsoft Visual Studio 2. This will allow me to see my design as it comes together rather than being forced to constantly shift back and forth between my editor and DotNetNuke.


Getting Started with Module Styling As I did in my skin, I have used some CSS3 styles in my container to provide a little extra polish in those browsers which support it in this case you will get rounded corners in FireFox and Webkit and square corners in IE.

Designing the Navigation 8. It is quite common for skins to include a standard layout for end user facing pages and another layout for administrative pages. Building Containers Part 4: In DotNetNuke, these content areas are called panes. Host and Admin Dothetnuke 2. Start Free Trial No credit card required.

CSS and Web Browsers 1. Browsing the Modules 2.

Beginning DotNetNuke® Skinning and Design [Book]

I try to plan my containers so that the only thing I need to change is some CSS in order to achieve a completely different look. I have often heard it said that people have difficulty creating skins for DotNetNuke. Testing the Blog Module 7. This completes the creation of our basic containers. After this skin is uploaded to DotNetNuke and converted to an ascx file you will be left with the following code:.