DotNetNuke Tips & Tricks

Wednesday, September 17, 2008 by Cuong Dang

Search SkinObject Enhancement in DotNetNuke Version 4.9

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If many of you are early adopters like me, you probably had your web sites upgraded to the latest version of DotNetNuke. In this version, there’s a minor change in the [SEARCH] token that hasn’t been documented anywhere. I thought I would share a new attribute just in case for non-developers can understand. When designing your DotNetNuke web skin using HTML approach, if you wish to use the dropdown list, make sure to use this: If you know a bit about ASCX skinning, you can embed this code wi...

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Tuesday, September 2, 2008 by Ian Robinson

New Community Resources

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Recently, via twitter, I stumbled upon a new blog. I started poking around, and was really surprised to find a ton of DNN content. Click here to visit .Net Answers Recent entries look to be great resources for developers just starting out with DotNetNuke; giving them overviews of features such as skinning, and module portability. On a separate note, I'm excited to share that the Stackoverflow private beta is, reportedly, nearly over. With a public launch coming soon, I think this will quickly...

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Saturday, August 16, 2008 by Cuong Dang

Best Tools for DotNetNuke Skinning

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I often hear from clients or people I do training for asking about the best tools for DotNetNuke skinning. While the question is appropriate to beginners in DotNetNuke skinning, it should be clear for someone who has done skinning before. The answer is “There is none”. If you’re new to DotNetNuke skinning, learning about the appropriate tools for your development is important. But what’s more important is the process of getting the job done quickly and effectively. DotNetNuke skinning isn’t ha...

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Saturday, August 16, 2008 by Cuong Dang

Top 4 Essential Tools for Web Development (or Skinning)

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I don’t know about you, but I since I started with web development (or skinning and UI design), the following web development tools have been my best friends. Not only do these tools helpful for DotNetNuke developers and designers, they’re also widely used by many others in the web community. 1. Web Developer Toolbar A simple plug-in provides a rich tool set for web development. I enjoy using the CSS live editing to the file through the browser and see it changes before I make final update to ...

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Wednesday, August 13, 2008 by Cuong Dang

Custom Design for Login and Register Page

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When it comes to usability, many people often see issues in transforming their designs into a DotNetNuke-based web site. DotNetNuke built-in features might prevent people from taking control over their design mock-ups. A few examples are the login, register, and user profile pages. Also, if you’re using terms and privacy default content from the framework, you might run into layout issues. It uses the current skin design and applies to the control you want to load on the page. A common example ...

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Tuesday, August 12, 2008 by Cuong Dang

Don'ts in Module Development

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Working on many projects (both custom and commercial modules from third parties), I've often seen repeated mistakes that developers made in module development. I decided to write a short blog post to share a bit experience about dont's in module development with the hope to make the job easier for others. 1. The <br /> tag Issue: One of the most common (bad) habits that developers do is to use <br /> tag to create padding between the two elements. This is not an ideal approach beca...

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