Last Updated on Tuesday, 26 March 2013 10:39 Written by Carole Bennett Wednesday, 27 March 2013 12:00
I’m always delighted to see the latest improvements and enhancements in the mojoPortal CMS; however, when applying upgrades that include significant UI changes, there can be challenges with customized UI themes. Here’s some ways to make your legacy Artisteer 3.1-based skins work with the latest version of mojoPortal, 18.104.22.168
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Last Updated on Wednesday, 8 February 2012 02:58 Written by Carole Bennett Friday, 10 February 2012 12:00
Developers and designers who leverage the Artisteer tool for creation of mojoPortal skins sometimes have a love/hate relationship with the application, due to format changes that impact any updates to mojoPortal. However, there are some amazing features with the latest version of Artisteer that definitely come out on the side of “love it!”.
One of the most intriguing new features of Artisteer is the ability to extract color schemes from an existing image. This is great if your client already has a logo or branding that they want to leverage, or if they’ve given you a swatch they’ve chosen from a site like Design Seeds. You’re not locked into the color scheme it generates for you, but it can give you a head-start in configuring all your colors for the elements within your design, such as background, menu, buttons, etc.Learn More
Last Updated on Wednesday, 3 August 2011 05:01 Written by Carole Bennett Thursday, 4 August 2011 12:00
Hi! I’m back, with the last in this series of creating and deploying a custom mojoPortal solution, using the source-code compilation from Visual Studio, including custom features, creating a custom skin, and manually uploading and deploying the solution on Arvixe hosting. Let’s start with the Hosting Account Information you get after signing up with Arvixe.Learn More
Last Updated on Sunday, 13 November 2011 11:09 Written by Carole Bennett Friday, 22 July 2011 12:00
Hi – Carole Bennett, back again, this time with some steps on how to create your own custom skin for mojoPortal.
First of all, let me start by saying this; yes, I am completely capable of designing the skin completely in Photoshop, slicing it out, and incorporating it into a skin. That being said – it is *so* much faster to use Artisteer! You do not have to use the built-in graphic elements in Artisteer; in the custom mojoPortal skin you will see today, I created design elements in Photoshop, and used the “Insert From File” feature in Artisteer to “test drive” my design ideas in an actual working UI.
Since this is not an Artisteer tutorial, I won’t go over all the details of how to use it. I will remind you that for best results, create the project as an ASP.Net project, but export it as an HTML project – much less complicated.
You will see the screenshot of the skin UI as it appears in Artisteer here, after we have incorporated our custom graphics and font webkit from FontSquirrel:Learn More
Last Updated on Tuesday, 12 July 2011 09:37 Written by Carole Bennett Monday, 11 July 2011 12:00
Hi! Carole Bennett again, with Part 2 of “Creating a Custom MojoPortal Solution”. Today, we’ll talk about one of the biggest reasons for using a source code installation of MojoPortal – the ability to add custom code and features.
I won’t re-hash Joe Audette’s “Building a Guestbook” video series that gives you a step-by-step tutorial on building a custom app, though I’m happy to answer questions regarding anything I have covered today. Instead, I’ll show you what you can do after you have built a custom module.Learn More
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