Last post Jan 03, 2006 01:27 PM by DOMAIN0
Jan 03, 2006 01:27 PM|DOMAIN0|LINK
Hello everyone. I'm still new to DNN, so please tolerate any redundant questions. I've searched through several posts looking for answers, and haven't found them all yet.
I'm trying to overcome a potential hurdle of my site, and was wondering if there is a solution I am simply missing. I'd like a way to separate Content/Pane Layouts from their Skins.
For example, say I select DNN Blue (Full Width) as my site skin. This gives me a typical Pane Layout (Top, Left, Right, Bottom, Content, etc...). Now say I make a modified DNN Blue (Full Width), but that only has 4 vertical columns: Left, Center-Left,
Center-Right, and Right. In DNN (as per my understanding), this is considered a new Skin. However, they're both part of the DNN Blue (Full Width) collection.
Then, it's time to change colors (Who likes Blue anyway?), and we decide that DNN Red (Full Width) is the way to go. If we change the site setting to the new skin, it will reflect this change on any page that hasn't varied from the default skin. But for
the page that we changed to the 4 columns, it still appears Blue.
Now obviously, I can simply chnge them all by hand (assuming I had a 4-Column DNN Red version created), but this gets dificult if I use several column-layouts over many hundreds of pages.
Is there no way to separate a "Skin" from what Pane-Layout it presents? It'd be nice if I could make a single Skin that could handle multiple column/layouts (without having to update it all manually).
This way, I can change the Site setting from DNN-Blue to DNN-Red, and all the various layouts would change accordingly.
Is something like this even possible? Thanks!