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Skinning

Tuesday, August 25, 2009 by Cuong Dang

UnloadCSS to the Rescue

Filed under: Tips & Tricks, Skinning

Recently I had an opportunity to play with UnloadCSS skinobject from Timo Breumelhof. What a nifty little tool to use for your front-end performance optimization. I wrote an article a while back about cleaning up your default.css from the framework (or just get rid of it). There are many unnecessary CSS files get loaded within the framework (not to mention some not-so-good practices in CSS coding techniques within these files) that a web designer wants to take control of. Default.css is one of ...

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Friday, May 1, 2009 by Cuong Dang

List of Grid Design Resource for Building DotNetNuke Web Sites

Filed under: Elsewhere, Skinning

Designing with grid has been around for decades and applied through various traditional design mediums. But in recent years, the trend to use this technique on the web has become quite popular since many influential web designers took the initiative to introduce it to the world. Among those is Khoi Vinh, a Creative Director for The New Yorks Times Online, and Mark Boulton, a well-know author for publishing his series of his approach in grid design. Many people have discussed the benefits o...

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Wednesday, January 28, 2009 by Cuong Dang

A Cleaner CSS file for DotNetNuke Framework

Filed under: Tips & Tricks, Skinning

Often I see people asking about how to design a web site and implement it using DotNetNuke framework while maintaining the integrity of the design. The answer I have is to start with a cleaner CSS file. As we know the team at DotNetNuke has their reasons for keeping the default.css file intact, it does not mean that it prevents you from making changes to the file yourself. I always start with a project using my very own version of this file. Since the last release of version 4.x, I cleaned up ...

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Tuesday, October 14, 2008 by Ian Robinson

DotNetNuke Skinning Approaches

Filed under: Tips & Tricks, Skinning

With the new skinning changes in DotNetNuke, it may be helpful to give an overview of available approaches to skin developers. Each of these approaches attempts to answer the question "How do I embed and customize all that great functionality that DNN provides in my skin?" In other words, given that we have a pre-set base of options for functionality (core skin objects), and each of those options exposes certain customization points (skin object properties) that I'd like to set…how the heck do ...

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