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An App a Day: The Snippet/Code-Fragement App

We all sometimes need to add just a bit of CSS, JavaScript or HTML to a page, without mangling it through the WYSIWYG editor. The Snippet-App helps you do this, quickly and painlessly.


The App itself it super simple and has 3 views:

  1. HTML Snippet
  2. CSS Snippet
  3. JavaScript Snippet

Basically all three snippets provide you with a text-field to add your custom code, and place this in the page unmodified. The main difference is that the CSS-Snippet will wrap your code inside a <style>-tag, and the Script-Snippet will wrap it inside a <script>-tag.

Installing the App

Since this is a 2sxc-App for DNN, it installs per portal and has no side-effects on other portals. You can download the snippet app from the app catalog. If you need help installing it, read the blog on installing 2sxc and any app

Adding Custom CSS in 10 Seconds

This is almost to simple to write about, but here goes anyhow:

  1. Add the 2sxc-app module to the page
  2. Choose the snippet app
  3. Select the "Add Styles" from the second drop-down
  4. Click edit
  5. Add the lines of CSS that you need
  6. Save

This is what the add-dialog (steps 2 and 3) looks like: 

and this is what the edit-css dialog looks like:

Adding JavaScript in 10 Seconds

This is the same process as with the CSS, the dialog even looks the same: 

Adding Custom HTML

Again the very same, trivial process:


We hope you love it - greetings from Switzerland, 

Daniel Mettler grew up in the jungles of Indonesia and is founder and CEO of 2sic internet solutions in Switzerland and Liechtenstein, an 20-head web specialist with over 800 DNN projects since 1999. He is also chief architect of 2sxc (see github), an open source module for creating attractive content and DNN Apps.

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