Designing new portal themes or templates (we use both terms, template is a set of all files needed to give a portal a certain look and feel, while a theme is just an ASP.NET theme) is one of the tasks that our users perform very often. The process is described in the user manual, but sometimes it is difficult to grasp what exactly needs to be done in order to produce a fully functional portal theme, especially if you don't have any experience with ASP.NET themes and master pages. We decided to publish a design template gallery
to provide our users with ready-to-use designs that could be used instantly. You just need to unzip the template package in the root folder of your portal and start to use the new page template.
There is just a single Theron template in the gallery at this moment, but it will grow steadily over the next few months. All templates are free for MonoX users.
Please take a moment and study the structure of the package. In essence, a portal template is just a set of images and CSS files placed in the appropriate App_Themes folder. This theme is than applied to the template's master page (placed in /MonoX/MasterPages folder, but could be placed elsewhere). You can than just use this master page for your content pages. Additionally, MonoX allows you to place all control templates in the App_Templates folder to control all visual aspects of the portal controls.
: We have moved template gallery source code to GitHub
so please use this repository
as starting point.