Welcome to issue 60 of DNN Creative Magazine.
In this DotNetNuke training series we demonstrate the many useful features of the DotNetNuke Nucleus Skin Designer and explain in detail the steps necessary to create your own custom skin.
Nucleus is a new method for creating your own custom skins and containers which allows you to create unique DotNetNuke skins with little or no knowledge of HTML or skin design. Nucleus allows you to design the skin live within your DotNetNuke website which makes it ideal for beginners to skinning and professionals who need to quickly create skin designs for their clients.
We begin by walking you through the installation of the Reactor module and we demonstrate how to fully customize the included ‘Reactor’ skin to your specific requirements. We show you how to create and apply containers from within the Nucleus Skin Designer to compliment the newly customized skin.
Following this we walk you through how to install and use the DotNetNuke core Survey Module. This module has a variety of different features such as the ability to create single or multiple answer questions using radio buttons and checkboxes, you can create public or private surveys and export all of the survey results to a CSV file for use in MS Excel. We demonstrate all of these features by showing you how to create two different surveys.
Next we demonstrate the powerful features of the Papayas Auto Upgrade Module for DotNetNuke. This module is capable of performing a quick automatic upgrade of your DotNetNuke installation with a few clicks, the module also includes a powerful backup feature and an emergency restore function. We show you how to upgrade, restore and even perform an emergency restore on your DotNetNuke installation.
To finish, we continue the series of articles on DotNetMushroom Rapid Application Developer (RAD), where we demonstrate how to create an events calendar.
This issue comes complete with 11 videos.