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2009

Module Print Widget for DotNetNuke

December 29, 2009

If you are like me and want your websites to have a clean, unblemished look, then most likely you have either turned off the Print functionality in your DotNetNuke module settings or just use containers that don’t display the icon. While this does make the site look cleaner, it also takes away the functionality. I Read More

DotNetNuke Widgets Guide (Part 2 of 4)

December 29, 2009

This is Part 2 of my four-part series on DotNetNuke Widgets. In Part 1 of the series, I covered some fundamental concepts related to DotNetNuke Widgets. In this post, I will introduce you to a few of the Widgets that are included with the DotNetNuke distribution. Before getting started I’d like to make one observation…these Read More

DotNetNuke Skin Proxy Re-visited

December 28, 2009

Some years ago, I had presented a solution for dynamically loading a skin layout based on the user’s browser type. Fast-forward to the present — at the Fall 2009 OpenForce Conference in Amsterdam I had a chance to speak to Armand Datema (@nokiko) on the same topic. The conversation occurred following my session on Advanced Read More

DotNetNuke Widgets Guide (Part 1 of 4)

December 25, 2009

Starting with Release 5.x, the DotNetNuke platform has included a Javascript-based Widgets framework for dynamically injecting client-side interactivity into skins and modules. Like most Open Source developers, I thoroughly enjoyed coding the Widget framework but neglected to document it properly. In this four-part series I hope to correct this shortcoming. In Part 1, I will Read More

Customer-driven Business Innovation with DotNetNuke

August 25, 2009

In an increasingly hyper-competitive world, businesses look for every possible opportunity that can give them an edge over their competition. It’s no secret — businesses that innovate survive and win, and those that don’t either die, don’t grow or become the walking dead. But innovation isn’t easy. In fact, it is a challenge for most Read More

A Short Story About DotNetNuke

August 7, 2009

I created this slide deck as a fun way to introduce DotNetNuke. Update: A DotNetNuke community member enhanced the YouTube video of the deck I posted by adding narration and music. The result is quite impressive.

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