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Skins with user-friendly content editing?

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    Does anyone know skins with a user-friendly UI to manage the page content, specially for effects like parallax backgrounds, flip boxes, carousels, and all the other special effects that modern websites MUST have today?

    I had a closer look to several skins in the DNN store, and some of them have a basic admin UI to set up colors, fonts, etc., but when I want to create a flip box or a carousel, I'll have to enter plain HTML, with lots of DIVS and CSS classes, into the source view of an HTML editor! I think this is very user-unfriendly, and there should by an easier way for this, specially for end-users without HTML knowledge!

    So my question: does anyone know skins that have a UI to edit the special effects?



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      Posted By m.kamp on 19 Oct 2019 08:02 AM

      Does anyone know skins with a user-friendly UI to manage the page content, specially for effects like parallax backgrounds, flip boxes, carousels, and all the other special effects that modern websites MUST have today?

      I had a closer look to several skins in the DNN store, and some of them have a basic admin UI to set up colors, fonts, etc., but when I want to create a flip box or a carousel, I'll have to enter plain HTML, with lots of DIVS and CSS classes, into the source view of an HTML editor! I think this is very user-unfriendly, and there should by an easier way for this, specially for end-users without HTML knowledge!

      So my question: does anyone know skins that have a UI to edit the special effects?

      Yes you are totally right. It is a must have and offering an HTML module is not the way to go.

      Most of us will use some form of structured content module for this like 2SXC (https://github.com/2sic/2sxc/releases) or OpenContent (https://github.com/sachatrauwaen/OpenContent/releases). So, not a skin but a module that allows you to take code snippets of the skin and offer editors just a couple of fields to manage the content. 

      To give an idea of how you could setup a bootstrap card in 2SXC, you can watch https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jDz...2&t=6s

      Cheers

      Tycho

       

       

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        Hello Tycho,

        thank you very much! I will have a look at the modules you suggested.



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          Actually Sacha, the developer of Open Content has made a template set for a DNN Go skin: https://github.com/sachatrauwaen/Op...-Templates

          And it is not that difficult to convert those "HTML snippets" to Open Content templates.
          BTW I fully agree copying HTML into the HTML module is a useless way of editing content.
          (which is why we rarely use the html module any more, it's mainly Open Content now)

          If you have any questions, the documentation is here and you can also ask questions on that same site.
          If you find missing subjects in the documentation, please let us know and we'lll try to add those (or you can contribute yourself if you want)

          HTH

           

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