2.3.6.6->2.3.6.7 Artisteer 3 Skin Rendering Differences?

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8/2/2011 12:52:39 PM
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2.3.6.6->2.3.6.7 Artisteer 3 Skin Rendering Differences?

Hi guys,

I've installed the 2.3.6.7 version of mojoPortal (kept the 2.3.6.6 version, as well), ran the setup/default.aspx, and moved 2 working Artisteer 3.0 Standard skins over to the new installation without changing them at all. I'm finding the rendered markup is very different between the two versions, such that margins, borders, padding, etc. around side column content is not rendering in the 2.3.6.7 version.

Here's a screenshot of the skin in 2.3.6.6: http://public.ols18.com/422276a59853147f0d7dad4f06a0e91b.php

Here's the same skin in 2.3.6.7: http://public.ols18.com/71d1840246b820a2fc81203f0f32b156.php

I'm not seeing anything under "Important Skin Changes", or in the blog posting related to the 2.3.6.7 release.  any idea what's going on?

For what it's worth, the same rendering behavior exhibits in FF, Chrome and IE.

Many thanks!

Duane Doutel

 

8/2/2011 1:20:13 PM
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Re: 2.3.6.6->2.3.6.7 Artisteer 3 Skin Rendering Differences?

We're running 2.3.6.7 and Artisteer 3 without any trouble. I'd double-check to make sure that the 2.3.6.6 important skin changes are still present in your theme.skin files. In your screen shot, the features don't have any border around them, and that's a symptom of those changes being missing.

It also might be a good idea to rebuild your skins fresh from the Artisteer 3 exports, using the latest Artisteer-3 base skin versions delivered in 2.3.6.7. I know Joe has fixed several Artisteer-related bugs in his delivered skins recently. It feels to me like Artisteer 3 + mojoPortal is finally at the "final release", so this is probably a good time to get your skins caught up if you can.

Jamie

8/2/2011 1:25:38 PM
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Re: 2.3.6.6->2.3.6.7 Artisteer 3 Skin Rendering Differences?

Hi Jamie,

As I said, the skins were just literally picked up and copied over to the new installation. Not a single byte in any of the files was touched.

I'll look.

Thanks!

Duane

 

8/2/2011 1:43:59 PM
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Re: 2.3.6.6->2.3.6.7 Artisteer 3 Skin Rendering Differences?

Well, just looked at the layout.master from the 2.3.6.7 release as compared with the one from my skin, which came from the 2.3.6.6 release with minor changes. No differences of any major significance noted. I really don't know what to make of this.

Duane

 

8/2/2011 1:50:25 PM
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Re: 2.3.6.6->2.3.6.7 Artisteer 3 Skin Rendering Differences?

Hi Duane,

Is there anything in your system log or are there any ModuleWrappers in the skin? If there is a ModuleWrapper in the skin and it is configured with an improper ModuleID, you might see some craziness.

Also, are you using .NET 3.5 in medium trust? If so, replace the theme.skin file in /App_Themes/Default with the theme.skin file in your skin.

HTH,
Joe D.

8/2/2011 2:00:11 PM
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Re: 2.3.6.6->2.3.6.7 Artisteer 3 Skin Rendering Differences?

Hey Joe,

No, nothing in the log, and no ModuleWrapper controls in the skin.

Also not running in 3.5 medium trust; 4.0 full trust.

Duane

 

8/2/2011 2:06:24 PM
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Re: 2.3.6.6->2.3.6.7 Artisteer 3 Skin Rendering Differences?

Hi Duane,

Can you send me your skin at joe {at) i7media (dot} net?

I'll set it up on one of my sites and see if I can determine the problem with it.

Thanks,
Joe D.

8/2/2011 2:10:15 PM
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Re: 2.3.6.6->2.3.6.7 Artisteer 3 Skin Rendering Differences?

Geez, Joe; you sure you want to do that?? Certainly I can, but I really HATE to put you to the trouble. Let me poke around a little more with FireBug and take a more careful note of the rendering differences. If I can't find anything, I'll send it off to you.

Thanks!

Duane

 

8/2/2011 2:18:04 PM
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Re: 2.3.6.6->2.3.6.7 Artisteer 3 Skin Rendering Differences?

The biggest changes in the last few versions have been in theme.skin files so comparing theme.skin files form Artisteer 3 skins that work vs yours may help. The article A More Flexible Set of Container Panels also describes some of the changes that were made in version 2.3.6.6.

Hope that helps,

Joe

8/2/2011 3:02:04 PM
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Re: 2.3.6.6->2.3.6.7 Artisteer 3 Skin Rendering Differences?

Odd, but found the culprit.

In the theme.skin from v2.3.6.6, from which mine came, this:

    <asp:DropDownList  runat="server"
         BackColor=""
         CssClass="" 
         Font-Bold="false"
         Font-Italic="false"
         Font-Names=""
         Font-Overline="false"
         Font-Size="small"
         Font-Strikeout="false" 
         Font-Underline="false"
         ForeColor=""
         Width=""         
   />

Whereas in the 2.3.6.7 theme.skin, it had been removed. Commenting it out seems to have fixed the problem, even though I wasn't using this control explicitly anywhere, and got no error in the log...

 

8/2/2011 3:26:46 PM
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Re: 2.3.6.6->2.3.6.7 Artisteer 3 Skin Rendering Differences?

Removing that was just some cleanup, I don't think that was a causal factor. My guess is that somehow your theme cache was being stubborn and the mere act of editing the theme.skin file cleared the cache.

Best,

Joe

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