DotNetNuke Tips & Tricks

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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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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Friday, April 8, 2011 by Cuong Dang

Friday Freebies: Collaborate PSD Download

Filed under: Freebies

It's been almost year since I last released Collaborate skin package. I designed and implemented it during the skin contest last year and won the Business category. I intended to get the Photoshop file updated and cleaned up after the contest but never got a chance. One thing led to the other and here I am a year from it.   Anyhow, I went back to this design and cleaned it up as well as made some minor updates to it. You can now download and make changes to it and do what you desire wit...

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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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Monday, March 28, 2011 by Ian Robinson

Razor in DotNetNuke

Filed under: Module Development, DotNetNuke

This evening I gave a presentation at the St. Louis DotNetNuke user group. What follows is a summary of that talk. It is intended to be a high level introduction to Razor. I want to provide a bit of history, point out all of the moving pieces, and relay enough information so that those unfamiliar could jump in and get started with Razor in DNN.

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Tuesday, March 22, 2011 by Ian Robinson

Local virtual hosts with

Filed under: Tips & Tricks, DotNetNuke

Recently, Joe Brinkman posted a quick tip about using local virtual hosts for your DotNetNuke dev installs. The summary is that there are a couple of public domains out there that point to (which means they’ll hit your local IIS). These services Joe mentioned are and The benefit of using a service like this is that you can just assume your local domain will work and you don’t need to edit your machine’s hosts file. So, after contemplating this for a moment, I thoug...

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