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Installing Skins on DNN 5 Part 1

Posted: July 28, 2009
Installing Skins on DNN 5 Part 1

I tried to summarise as efficiently as possible, in less than 10 minutes, how to install skins on DNN 5 but found that the whole process was really not clear enough to simply say - here, grab these files, and do this.

I have created another video - part 1, which goes through the changes I have found when working with DNN 5, and for many people who are new, or perhaps not as experienced, how the skins are packaged and what to look for.

It's taken me quite a while to get the process of creating these videos right - some I can't upload, but I can't justify the bandwidth here since being in Australia, I pay for every single pageview and download and with these videos it can be rather costly, so YouTube seems to help a bit but I am looking for some better solutions.

Anyway - this video - it shows how the skins are structured, and why for some, when installed they don't work as expected, so in the next few days, we'll cover the actual process of installing skins and containers and for all of you new to this wonderful solution called DotNetNuke, you will find that although the quirks are there, there are work arounds.

For the records, I posted a note in gemini questioning the behaviour of the skinning procedure - this was way back last year when DNN was in beta, but was told it was by design and that was how it was going to be, so, this video will show you there are two ways to install skins and why you may be experiencing the problems - don't despair - it may not actually be you!

Enjoy the video -

 

 

Comments

Jerry
# Jerry
Tuesday, 28 July 2009 12:43 PM
Thank you so much for taking the time to do this. Your skins are phenomenal and it is helpful to understand what issues you are running into.

Regards,

Jerry Villano

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