Video: Pushing Pixels in the DotNetNuke Ecosystem

On Tuesday March 6th, 2012 Adam Humphrey of Adammer presented “Pushing Pixels in the DotNetNuke Ecosystem (Principles of DotNetNuke Skin Design)” to the Bay Area DotNetNuke User Group.

Presentation Description:
This discussion will cover both basic and advanced real world skinning techniques and methodologies with an emphasis on web standards and design flexibility/fluidity. Unencumbered by past precedent, this promises to be a lively and informative discussion, even for the non-technical.

More about Adam Humphrey on the DotNetNuke Blog

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  1. Jay Mathis
    April 9th, 2012 at 20:47 | #1

    I really enjoyed this presentation. One thing I am curious to get your view point on. You made mention of the golden ratio. You also talked about the 960 grid system.

    Do you use the golden ratio when designing a skin? I don’t see how it can be applied to skin design.

    • April 10th, 2012 at 09:14 | #2

      Hi @Jay,

      Great question. It is difficult to use the Golden Ratio when designing for CMS platforms. Mostly because there is an immense amount of layout flexibility which is defined by the content creator and not the skin designer. Also, the Golden Ratio is an irrational number it becomes difficult to set the exact pixel width for additional panes greater than two.

      However, I like to use the Golden Ratio when designing user interfaces for WordPress and blogs. Due to the consistent need for a side-bar on almost every page, blog design lends itself nicely to the Golden Ratio.

      Below is an overlay of the Golden Ratio and a standard Twitter page (click to enlarge). This gives you an idea of how you can use the Golden Ratio to set the size of the main column and side-bar.

      Golden Ratio on Twitter page

      Please let me know if you have any additional questions. And thanks again for the wonderful question.

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