When you first encounter the SolPartMenu skin object, you may become a bit overwhelmed by all of the options. But, it doesn’t take long to realize that you can ignore most of the attributes on the list and stick to a small subset that really matter.
Today we move our focus to DotNetNuke containers. Not because we are done with skins, but because we can’t go any further in our discussion of skinning until we cover containers.
Today I’m going to start a separate series on Skinning DotNetNuke. Don’t worry, I’m still planning to continue the series on creating modules. Later on, I may start a series on something else. But I have a need to explain skinning for a client, so you all get to benefit from the effort.
By now, you’ve gotten the idea that creating a set of skins and containers for DotNetNuke is a little bit more work than just creating some HTML, images, and a CSS file. Hopefully, you also realize that it isn’t really that much more work than what you are used to, just a few more tags, really.
Today, you’ll be happy to know that we are going to spend all of our time talking about HTML and CSS. Something you should already feel comfortable with.
One feature you’ll see in DotNetNuke containers is the ability to collapse the container using an icon, typically in the upper right hand corner of the container. Implementing collapsible containers in DotNetNuke is relatively simple.