Welcome to issue 46 of DNN Creative Magazine.
In this DotNetNuke training series we look at the professionals method for creating DotNetNuke skins, ASCX skinning.
We did some quick research via twitter for the preferred method of skinning with the DotNetNuke professionals in the community and 100% of the skinners preferred the ASCX method for skinning.
ASCX skinning provides you with several benefits over the other methods of skinning in DotNetNuke. The main benefit is that it is much quicker to create a skin in DotNetNuke using the ASCX method.
Further benefits include you can make changes live on the website without re-parsing or re-installing the skin, you can instantly see edits and changes you make to your skin code, you can view at a glance all of a skin tokens properties, and a really useful feature is that if you are using Visual Web Developer Express it will suggest the attributes that are available for each of the DotNetNuke tokens.
We demonstrate all of these techniques and show you how to get started with ASCX skinning in DotNetNuke.
Accompanying the skinning, we have part four in our series on the Open Web Studio Tutorials. In this episode we demonstrate how to add personalisation to the knowledgebase module using InterModule Communications and creating a ‘my saved articles’ module. We also demonstrate how to create a Tooltip using JQuery, how to change the “fetching data” message, how to enable Rich Text / HTML articles and how to create a multi-category selection for each knowledgebase article.
Finally, we have a podcast covering the latest DotNetNuke News as well as more tips and tricks.
This issue comes complete with 11 videos and 1 podcast!