Easier to export as HTML and convert to DNN skin?


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Jeff

Posted: 4/17/2013
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I'm finding myself doing a fair amount of editing on Artisteer-generated DNN skins for DNN 7 and am beginning to think exporting to plain HTML and adding DNN code myself is easier. I've been doing DNN skins since the IBuySpy days so it's almost "normal" for me, but have others seen/done this as well?

Thanks,

Jeff
 
Spoynor

Posted: 4/18/2013
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I honestly think that is was misleading for Artisteer to say that this product had DNN7 support. There is way too much work to use a "Skin" generator that does not generate a skin that works without substantial code editing.
 
Jeff

Posted: 9/22/2014
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I tend to do similar, but I have also been doing DNN since the IBuySpy days. Too many of the "gizmos" used by Artisteer just don't transfer well and there are many things that just aren't appropriate to DNN.

But, I would not recommend this to anyone who doesn't understand the DNN skinning world. DNN skin objects and other ASP.NET programming involved are not easy concepts to just hack in for those who barely understand HTML and CSS.

Jeff
 
Jon

Posted: 10/22/2014
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Just wondered if I am missing something here, like both Jeff and Spoynor end up doing a fair amount of further editing until I have a usable DNN skin. What I find most frustrating is that if I preview the skin from artisteer in a browser there are no tables in the layout - which as a 'responsive template' is as I would expect. Export it to DNN and I have tables in it, consequently it doesn't reflow - would be interested to hear how anyone resolves this?

Thanks

Jon
 
Jon

Posted: 10/23/2014
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Ok, I was missing something - update to DNN template build process in marketplace, removed tables from skin. :-)