Microsoft Expression Web with Mojoportal

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5/6/2011 8:23:21 AM
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Instant Preview with Mojoportal

Hello All,

How do I edit an entire mojoportal theme and preview it right on the browser?

I have customers who are just demanding this from me :( They want to apply different fonts and colors on the headers of the page and show them an instant preview. Any way to do this?

It's ok even if I need a third party software like expressionweb or dream weaver but I need to provide an experience like that..

Please help..

Thank you!

 

5/6/2011 11:14:00 AM
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Re: Microsoft Expression Web with Mojoportal

Hi,

You don't need a special tool to do this. All of the skinning work we do at i7MEDIA is done on live demo sites so that we can test from multiple computers and browsers. You can take the same approach. All you need to do is disable caching on the site and when you make a change to your CSS or layout.master, upload it to the site. We use Aptana (with a bunch of file-type configuration to support the .net file-types) or Notepad++ with the FTP extension. The only real reasons we use either of these tools are: 1) FTP Support, 2) Free, 3) Fast and low resource utilization. Expression Web and DreamWeaver have neither of the last two.

Also, you can use the Design Tools located under Advanced Tools in the Administration Menu to modify your CSS. The changes will be immediate (if caching has been disabled). You can not however modify the layout.master.

We use this approach with our customers and they like it a lot because we can change things like font folors and types and they see the results immediately.

Remember when you are finished to enable caching.

HTH,
Joe D.

 

5/7/2011 5:54:29 AM
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Re: Microsoft Expression Web with Mojoportal

Thank you Joe.

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