DotNetNuke Tips & Tricks

Saturday, August 16, 2008 by Cuong Dang

Best Tools for DotNetNuke Skinning

Filed under: Tips & Tricks

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 hard that is required special applications to do. It is about utilizing the existing skills in web design and development that you have and applying to DotNetNuke environment.

Tools for DotNetNuke Skinning

Having said that, if you’re familiar with any of the tools I introduce in this article, you should stick with them to keep your productivity high. I can’t help to identify the best tools for skinning (because there’s none), but the following list of applications is helpful in DotNetNuke skinning design and development.

  Commercial Free
Web Development Visual Studio, Expression Web, Dreamweaver, Adobe GoLive, Coda... Visual Studio Express, NotePad...
Graphic Editor Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, Fireworks... GIMP (open-source), Paint.NET

So the advice is, if you're familiar with your current applications, stick with them and create some kick-ass DotNetNuke skins.

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