DotNetNuke Tips & Tricks

Thursday, November 5, 2009 by Ian Robinson

User Experience in DotNetNuke Presentation: What to Expect

Filed under: UI and UX

Dang and I are doing a presentation next week at Open Force entitled “UX in DotNetNuke: Designing Your Applications the Right Way.” One of the challenges we face as presenters is making sure we attract the right people and set their expectations appropriately as to what the actual content of the presentation will be. While our title and description are accurate, it may be helpful to go into more detail. To start, here is our presentation description, as appears on the Open Force 2009 web site: ...

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Sunday, November 1, 2009 by Ian Robinson

Why DotNetNuke?

Filed under: Site News

“Why DotNetNuke?” is a question that comes up a lot from people with all different backgrounds; from project managers, developers and designers, to CTOs and CEOs. dnnGallery was launched to feature high quality DotNetNuke sites from the community, with the hope that all of these people asking "Why DotNetNuke?" would be helped by actually seeing some of the great things you can do with the framework. It's in that spirit that we're asking the community to share their reasons for using DotNetNuke....

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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

Filed under: Tips & Tricks

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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Monday, August 31, 2009 by dnnGallery

How-to: Change Contact E-mail from Terms and Privacy Page

Filed under: Tips & Tricks

When you're using terms and privacy skinobject for your web site, it will pull in the web administrator e-mail address to display as part of a way for visitors to communicate with a site's webmaster. If you are like me, just wanted to add something real quick and move on, you'll more likely to come back in the future when the project is done and find a way to correct it. Well, remember during the process of installing DotNetNuke or creating a new portal for your project, you are asked to prov...

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