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

DotNetNuke – Avoiding Container Collision

So many of the skin and container sets I buy are written in such a way that if I were to mix and match my containers, graphic disaster would strike my page.

Fortunately, the problem is rather easily fixed. But if more designers thought about this potential problem and applied the simple fix to avoid it, it would save us all time and make the skin all that much more valuable.… Read the rest

DotNetNuke Skinning – Dealing with Images

A graphical depiction of a very simple css doc...There is one final basic topic we need to address prior to moving on to the details of working with Skin Objects, and that is the topic of including images in our skins and containers.

You might think that because you know where the images are on your installation, you’ll know where the images are on any other installation.… Read the rest

DotNetNuke Skins – Skin Objects

There are a number of DotNetNuke controls, which they call objects, that are available to the skin designer. This adds functionality to the page such as a link to login/logout, date/time, username, and others. Today’s post will list each of the objects that are available and what they do.… Read the rest

DotNetNuke Skins – Hello, World

Now that we understand how the ASCX files and CSS files relate to each other, it’s time to create our first skin file. Today we are going to deal primarily with the issues of layout.

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