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The skinning engine of DotNetNuke has strengthened over the last several years, making it a highly successful way to customize the look, feel, and user experience of a web site. Featuring a Foreword by DotNetNuke creator Shaun Walker, this book takes you through the process of designing a custom skin for a DotNetNuke site and shows you how to apply web design features to that site.
Author Andrew Hay discusses the necessary steps for streamlining the interaction between client and end-user, as well as designer and developer. To that end, he has divided the book into three sections: the first section addresses basic terminology used in DotNetNuke skinning. The second section shows you how to apply the skills you've acquired to a specific site. The final section explores new technologies and specialty areas of DotNetNuke, ASP.NET, and web site development.
No matter your amount of experience in web site development and regardless of platform, by the end of this book you will be well versed in the installation, configuration, and customization of a DotNetNuke web site.
What you will learn from this book
How to find, modify, and apply existing skins
Tips for working towards a DotNetNuke solution that successfully passes an HTML validation test
Ways to install a third party menu component
How to add personalization, AJAX, Silverlight, and sIFR technologies to extend your site
Ways to maximize the potential of web user controls in your site
Who this book is for
This book is for web developers who are interested in customizing the look and feel of a DotNetNuke web site.
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