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DotNetNuke Skinning – Containers

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.

DotNetNuke – Skinning

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.… Read the rest

DotNetNuke Skins – ASCX vs HTML mode

IMG_1408 I got a question yesterday from a designer who is unfamiliar with ASP.NET asking what the difference is between ASCX mode and HTML mode when developing skins and containers for DotNetNuke.

I thought it might be useful to the community if I answered this for everyone.… Read the rest

Infinite DotNetNuke Skin Sets For One Low Price

H02C0081 Several months ago, I mentioned that I found a product that will allow you to create as many themes as you want for WordPress, Joomla, Drupal, ASP.NET, or regular HTML.

I also mentioned that it did not do DotNetNuke.

Well, now it does.… Read the rest

DotNetNuke Skinning – Getting Set Up

While it IS possible to create DotNetNuke skins and containers using a standard HTML editor and HTML files, I find that it is much easier to use Visual Studio and ASCX files instead. The reason for this is that I can modify and run my DotNetNuke installation and see exactly what the end result is going to look like.… Read the rest