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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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Friday, July 29, 2011 by Cuong Dang

A Word About Unloading Resources in Core Framework

Filed under: Tips & Tricks, Skinning, DotNetNuke

For those of you who are very tedious about front-end performance of websites, you’re probably already  familiar with a few techniques to minimize loading resources from the core DotNetNuke framework such as CSS and Javascripts. As long as those files are just for presentation and can be addressed in skin.css or skin.js, this approach helps tremendously with site performance and creates a much better experience for site visitors. I consider myself to be pretty detail-oriented when it comes...

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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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Monday, January 24, 2011 by Cuong Dang

DotNetNuke CSS Precedence, What You Should Know.

Filed under: Skinning, Module Development, DotNetNuke

 DotNetNuke skinning isn’t easy as long as you figure out exactly how CSS files from the framework get loaded at runtime. I remember when I first started creating skins, I had to spend a tremendous amount of time fine tuning the details such as typography, padding, margin, and so on. My job became so much easier when I found out the secret is understanding DotNetNuke CSS precedence. There are many CSS files being loaded on a page when a user lands on your site. Depending on how your site i...

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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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