Adapted to DNN By Lee Sykes
Design by Luka Cvrk - Solucija
Internet Sharing is a free XHTML/CSS skin, the original template was created by Luka Cvrk, and it has been adapted to a DotNetNuke skin by Lee Sykes.
You can view the skin live here: http://skintemplates.dnncreative.com/internetsharing
This free XHTML / CSS website template is available to use without any limitations. It can be used on a non-commercial site as well as on a commercial one. Keeping a small credit link in the footer is not obligatory but shows your appreciation and support.
The skin contains six content panes:
- Top pane
- Content pane
- Content left pane
- Content mid pane
- Content right pane
- Right pane
And also comes with 6 containers:
- h1 container
- h2 container
- h3 container
- transparent, no title container
When using these containers, the header tags are placed around the title of the module.
We have also included with the skin a demo site wizard template so that you can quickly learn how to use and apply the skin to your own DotNetNuke installation.
The skin uses the House of Nuke CSS Menu
Make sure you read the full installation instructions as the skin requires additional setup steps BEFORE installing the skin.
All text can be increased / decreased in size within all browsers. This makes the skin accessible for users with visual impairments. (This tutorial explains how to setup font resizing with a DotNetNuke Skin
Search Engine Friendly:
The skin is search engine friendly.
The menu is CSS based and completely search engine friendly. All of the links can be read and indexed by the search engines.
The skin does not use CSS hacks.
The skin has been fully tested against: IE7, IE6, IE5.5, Firefox, Mozilla, Netscape, Opera and Safari browsers. (This tutorial provides information for testing a skin in DotNetNuke
The skin is suitable with screen resolutions 1024x768 and larger
It’s important that you follow these installation instructions closely as you need to pre-configure DotNetNuke BEFORE you install the skin.
Make sure that you are familiar with DotNetNuke and understand how to install a standard DotNetNuke skin before attempting to install this skin. Issues 5 and 6 of the magazine covered in detail working with DotNetNuke skins
this skin in a test area first before using it on a live website, to ensure that it is compatible with your current DotNetNuke setup.
You may find layout issues arise with certain modules because they are table based.
- Download and install the HouseMenu skin object from the House of Nuke to your DotNetNuke portal.
(Further information for skinning with the House Menu is included in this tutorial: How to install and configure the House of Nuke menu for a DotNetNuke skin)
(NOTE: we used HouseMenu version 1.4)
- Install the Internet Sharing skin and containers (There is a single zip file for download, unzip this file to extract the license file and skin package zip file)
- XHTML Transitional 1.0 DOC TYPE is automatically configured by the skin
- XHTML compliance: The skin is XHTML compliant, if you require DotNetNuke to also produce XHTML compliant code so that your site passes validation, follow these tutorials:
How to create an XHTML Compliant DotNetNuke 4.4
XHTML Compliant DotNetNuke 4.4 and 4.5 - part 2
A site wizard template is available for download which will create a copy of http://skintemplates.dnncreative.com/internetsharing
on your DotNetNuke installation.
This will allow you to view the content and see how we have applied the various styles and layouts.
To install the site template:
- Extract the two files from the site template zip file
- Upload the files to your DotNetNuke installation: Portals / _default folder
- Login to your DotNetNuke portal as administrator
- Go to Admin / Site Wizard
- Click next and follow the instructions from the site wizard
We hope you find the skin useful and please feel free to leave feedback in the forum.
You are completely free to make any changes and modifications that you may want to, and use the template for any purpose without any obligations or limitations. Luka Cvrk kindly asks you to leave the original design credits in the footer to support his design work, but it is not any requirement.
If you would like to learn more about pure CSS skinning, we have created a series of video tutorials which walk you through How to Create The ‘Simple Red Leaf’ Pure CSS Skin