DotNetNuke Tips & Tricks


Friday, October 19, 2012 by Cuong Dang

New CSS Image Replacement Technique to Improve Performance

Filed under: Elsewhere, Tips & Tricks

I've used quite a few image replacement techniques in web design in the past to create better typography for the web. But recently I've ran into a technique improved by Scott Kellum that proved to be effective as well as enhancing the performance of the site.

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Wednesday, June 6, 2012 by Cuong Dang

Google Published Recommendations for Building Smartphone-Optimized Websites

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Google today published recommendations for building smartphone-optimized websites and it encourages web designers and developers to take responsive web design technique as main recommendation. Their recommendations on smartphone-optmized website strategies are: Sites that use responsive web design, i.e. sites that serve all devices on the same set of URLs, with each URL serving the same HTML to all devices and using just CSS to change how the page is rendered on the device. This is G...

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Wednesday, October 5, 2011 by Cuong Dang

Build Better Facebook Fan Pages with 520 Grid System

Filed under: Elsewhere, Skinning, DotNetNuke

If you're running an online business I assume you have already designed your fan pages on Facebook. If you haven't I don't think it's too late to jump into the bandwagon and join everyone out there. Many companies like Intel or Nokia have their own design on this social network and it creates quite a nice experience for users instead of staring at the old blue default color of Facebook.

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Monday, July 18, 2011 by Cuong Dang

Brief Overview of DotNetNuke 6.0 UI Changes

Filed under: Elsewhere, UI and UX, DotNetNuke

Over the years I have been a strong web standards advocate and implemented most of my projects using its foundations. Since I joined DotNetNuke Corp. in mid-March, I was lucky to be part of the transformation of the administrative user interface (UI) to a modern standard. This effort brings many benefits to the platform for both business and end-users. If you are not familiar with many benefits web standards have to offer, I suggest reading a few helpful posts by the folks at Web Standards Proj...

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Tuesday, March 29, 2011 by Cuong Dang

DotNetNuke 6.0 will Include DDRMenu as Official Navigation Provider

Filed under: Elsewhere, DotNetNuke

Joe Brinkman today announced DotNetNuke has decided to include DDRMenu by Mark Allan as part of 6.0 release. I once blogged about navigation options in DotNetNuke that designers should know. Depending on what type of feature set you’re looking for, the options availble can help accomplishing the design without writing custom provider. DDRMenu provides great flexibility in designing and styling your website navigation through its templating capability. It is more likely this will be the only na...

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Wednesday, March 9, 2011 by Cuong Dang

The Design That Didn't Make It

Filed under: Elsewhere, DotNetNuke

While cleaning up my laptop today I discovered some of the old design files I did a while ago but never shown it to anybody. If you're a long time user of DotNetNuke, you might remember the old DotNetNuke website look and feel (red theme) before it was using the Minimal Extropy skin.

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