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DotNetNuke Widgets Guide (Part 3 of 4)

January 4, 2010

Continuing my series on DotNetNuke Widgets, here is Part 3 where I provide insights into how you can develop your own Widgets for DotNetNuke. If you haven’t already done so, read Part 1 (overview of DotNetNuke Widgets) and Part 2 (DotNetNuke Widgets reference) to better understand the concepts explored in this post. Let’s get started. Read More

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 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

iWidgets déjà vu

July 1, 2008

At the height of the dot-com boom, I founded a venture-funded startup called iWidgets.com. My vision was to have mini-apps called “widgets” that you could plug into web portals that were all the rage at the time. Unfortunately, the market was not ready for widgets back in 1999, and when the stock market took a Read More

A world of widgets

August 8, 2005

It seems like there are widgets everywhere. Apple added widgets to Tiger through the cool Dashboard feature. Yahoo has a whole section of its site devoted to widgets. I greet widgets with a mixture of emotions. In 1999, when I created my venture-funded startup, my world-changing idea was to bring the web to people in Read More