old skin in new portal version

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11/27/2008 7:41:15 AM
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old skin in new portal version

Hello,

I have updated the system from version 2.2.5.8 to the latest 1 (2.2.7.9) and tried to use my old custom skin. I've palced it in the appropriate site's skin folder (/Data/sites/1/skins/) and  modified the css-handling setting in the layout.Master (<portal:StyleSheetCombiner id="StyleSheetCombiner" runat="server" />). Style.config file is placed in the skin folder as well.

But the skin works incorrectly. The styles of content were handled, but the template elements (header, footer) are not displayed. And when I try to make some changes inth layout. Master nothing happens as well.

Please advise, what i'm doing wrong.

Thanks in advance.

Wbr, Julia

11/27/2008 9:57:02 AM
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Re: old skin in new portal version

Hi Julia,

That old version is quite a while ago. I'm sure some additional css has been added since then. What I would do is first make sure it works using one of the built in skins. If that looks as it should then I would compare your skin to one of the included skins, preferably the same one you used as the starting point for customization. Look for additional css files, images and add them to your skin. Look for new css classes (probably at the bottom is new stuff) and add them to your skin. If you added any @imports to your style.css file, you need to also add them to the list in style.config

Another tip is any background images specified in your css, put them in the root folder of your skin and make sure they are single quoted like this:

url('image.gif');

This is needed for our new CSS combiner, as it has to reolve those to fully qualified urls.

Hope it helps,

Joe

12/1/2008 3:22:27 AM
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Re: old skin in new portal version

Thank you very much for the quick response. I've foloowed youe instructions and now it works correctly:)

Wbr, Julia.

12/21/2008 2:45:44 PM
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Re: old skin in new portal version


Just to make sure I understand this correctly... We need to list the stylesheets in the style.css file and the style.config file correct?

Rob

12/22/2008 6:54:34 AM
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Re: old skin in new portal version

Hi Rob,

No, the style.css file is no longer needed. I probably shoulld delete that from existing skins to make it more clear. We used to just include style.css and it included all the other files using @import. But now we combine all the css according to the list in style.config and style.css is no longer used for anything.

Best,

Joe

12/23/2008 6:12:34 PM
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Re: old skin in new portal version


Thanks, have  a beer on me. Merry Christmas!!

 

12/25/2008 9:16:09 AM
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Re: old skin in new portal version

Thanks so much for the beer! Merry Christmas to you too!

Cheers,

Joe

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