DotNetNuke Tips & Tricks


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Tuesday, March 15, 2011 by Cuong Dang

Enhanced 40 Fingers StyleHelper SkinObject

Filed under: Tips & Tricks, Skinning, DotNetNuke

We've been messing with more DotNetNuke development in mobile (smart phones and tablets) environment lately and have learned a great deal of knowledge in dealing with devices and OSes. Recently we found that need to make sure the page is rendering appropriate content and meta viewport when viewed on mobile devices. Ian looked into 40 Fingers Style Helper Skin Object and it allows the ability to add meta to head of the document when building your skin without doing it manually on the page level.

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Tuesday, February 1, 2011 by Ian Robinson

Continuing the Conversation: Securing Passwords in DotNetNuke

Filed under: Tips & Tricks, DotNetNuke

A few weeks ago I came across a blog post from Mitchel Sellers about securing DotNetNuke passwords in DNN. The gist of it is as follows: You do...

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Tuesday, April 6, 2010 by Ian Robinson

Improve DotNetNuke Performance with GZIP Compression in IIS

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Recently I’ve been reviewing and cleaning up various little things around here at dnnGallery. In doing so, I’ve been relying heavily on the IIS SEO To...

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Wednesday, October 28, 2009 by Cuong Dang

Pros and Cons of Using CSS Framework in DotNetNuke

Filed under: Tips & Tricks, Skinning

I’ve been a big fan of using grid in most of my work in recent years. One of the main things I enjoy doing it is because of the symmetrical of the design and the aspect of re-using many of the CSS selectors within the same project. It’s exciting to write less markup and CSS to do more with design and implementation. And as many have heard “less is more”; by using CSS framework, it allows you to do just that. I consider DotNetNuke community (at least the web designer community within DotNetNuke)...

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Monday, October 26, 2009 by Cuong Dang

DNNMenu Improved in DotNetNuke Version 5.1.4

Filed under: Tips & Tricks, Skinning

For those of you who are using DNNMenu (or DNNNav) from the core DotNetNuke framework, you might notice there is a huge change in DotNetNuke 5.x with the inclusion of DNNMenu version 2. The change for this webcontrol had not been well documented in details so people might find a hard time to get up to speed with what’s new when using it. As you may know, many experts in the DNN forum have been talking about eliminating SolPartMenu and start using DNNMenu for years when developing skins, but the...

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Wednesday, September 30, 2009 by Cuong Dang

Best Practices to Improve Site’s Performance through Front-end Development

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Some claims DotNetNuke is notorious when it comes to performance. I beg to differ. Consider the advantage that you’ll get from using an enterprise-level platform for every web project can possibly build, a little bit of performance sacrifice is worth the tradeoff in my opinion. But that’s not the point. You can build DotNetNuke sites that have kick-ass performance if you do it the right way. There are many respected developers in the community have spoken about this specific topic, but rar...

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