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    I'm at a new organization and building a site in DNN 9. The developer insists that everything needs to be built using a container (cards, buttons, call to action banners, etc). This leaves me unable to do much on the site. Is there a good reason for using containers rather than building out in CSS? 






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      Well, it gives you flexibility as a content editor because you have freedom to determin how your content looks like. You easily switch between a grey background, a green background, dropshadow etc. I used to have this opinion as well. Oh, and as a content editor I hate it when a developer has created a pane that is something else than transparent.

      But...today I only use 1 container: empty, no titel.
      Because I use 2SXC instead of the HTML module, I have all freedom and control. And it is more flexible than a container.
      The other go to content type module, Open Content, is probably capable of the same.

      First advice: take a look at 2sxc and both parties will be very pleased. There is tons of documentation and videos so you'll be up and running in no time.
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        Posted By catherine on 01 Aug 2019 02:00 PM

        I'm at a new organization and building a site in DNN 9. The developer insists that everything needs to be built using a container (cards, buttons, call to action banners, etc). This leaves me unable to do much on the site. Is there a good reason for using containers rather than building out in CSS? 

        What does the developer mean with "Containers"? Is thate DNN containers? Or does he mean something else? The use of DNN containers should not really limit you, they are just a wrapper around a module (nd you can use CSS), wich is why I'm asking..

         

         






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          In general, most of our websites only have a few DNN containers and then we use a structured content solution like OpenContent, as Tycho suggests, to provide the Bootstrap "containers" and other form patterns. This avoids the HTML module for end-users that we don't want to allow to have too much freedom with a WYSIWYG editor. :)
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