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 Friday, 3 August 2012 11:28 Written by Carole Bennett Wednesday, 22 August 2012 12:00
One of the best features of mojoPortal as a content management system is the ease with which you can apply a custom skin, to implement a unique look and feel designed specifically for the needs of your client. As of version 22.214.171.124, mojoPortal supports HTML5 & CSS3. Let’s explore what that means for designers and developers.
From the announcement about this enhancement to mojoPortal, as mentioned here: “including better support for use of newer html 5 structural elements (like article, nav, and aside) configured from theme.skin. In these example skins we are using article and header for HTML Content and blog features and aside for page and blog side columns as well as nav to wrap the menus and paging links.”Learn More
Last Updated on Friday, 3 August 2012 10:42 Written by Carole Bennett Tuesday, 14 August 2012 12:00
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It’s safe to say that for every target demographic, there’s a unique approach that will best achieve your goal of reaching them. Whether it’s using a color scheme or graphics, or a layout that shows your product line off to its best advantage, there is no one storefront that will appeal to all demographics. It’s a given that you’ll want to customize your nopCommerce store’s appearance to appeal to your customers – let’s touch on ways to modify an existing skin for that purpose.
nopCommerce ships with two web themes: DarkOrange, and nopClassic, under Nop.Web/Themes.Learn More
Last Updated on Thursday, 5 January 2012 10:21 Written by Carole Bennett Thursday, 5 January 2012 12:00
One of the great things about working with mojoPortal is the pace at which enhancements and improvements are added to this already-excellent content management system. Joe Audette, the chief architect, is very responsive to enhancement requests, and other members of the community also contribute improvements in features and functionality.
The downside can come when the improvements or enhancements implemented in a particular release include changes in how mojoPortal handles the UI, including alterations in the skins. The included skins are always updated, and periodically, new ones added to demonstrate the increased functionality. However, if you’ve created a custom skin for yourself, or a client, it can create some moments of extreme hair-pulling, and words best not shared with polite company.
To save yourself heartache and aggravation about fixing a custom skin after an upgrade, save this link: Important Skin Changes. At every release that impacts the UI, any changes that need to be made to custom-created skins will be added here. Usually, the two files that you’ll touch are the style.config and the theme.skin files contained in your skin’s folder. Remember that you’ll want to update the skin in the /data/sites/[your site number]/[your skin name folder] to be able to see the changes live.Learn More
Last Updated on Thursday, 10 November 2011 07:14 Written by Carole Bennett Saturday, 12 November 2011 06:14
There’s been some really terrific developments in the world of mojoPortal this past month; here’s a rundown on the latest.
1) Form Wizard Pro 126.96.36.199 was released this month; the biggest update is the ability to use aliases for question values and questions. This allows for improved data optimization when capturing responses via form to be imported into databases from .csv or .xls outputs, while maintaining readability.
Example: Location IDs may be a GUID string in the database, but location customers will be more likely to understand “123 Main St.” than “8f40a6e6-bd34-497b-94ee-6317ae273947″ – you can see how being able to use a “human-friendly” label for the response option will ensure higher form completion levels.
mojoPortal users taking advantage of Form Wizard Pro for the first time will appreciate i7media’s article on Form Wizard Pro templates. Accompanying the article are two sample forms to get you started, along with step-by-step explanations on how to import the sample forms.
October was the first month for IndigoTea’s Free mojoPortal Skin of the Month; in honor of the Halloween holiday, an extra Halloween-themed skin was also made available. The IndigoTea site, as well as the client site Appraising In Delaware, were also featured on the mojoPortal.com site.
Shaun Geisert has come up with a nifty time-saver for automating mojoPortal upgrades using Windows Powershell; you can find step-by-step instructions on the Colorado State University site.
One of the most interesting developments for mojoPortal this month has been on the Windows Web App Gallery; mojoPortal is not only one of the featured application downloads, but also the highest-rated application.Learn More
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