Tuesday, August 20, 2013

New websites developed using DNN portal solutions

New family of websites powered by DNN 6

AutoCrafting Solutions in Rochester, New York

The website redesign for AutoCrafting.com was recently completed. We took three existing html based websites and migrated them into a single installation of DNN 6 as "child portals".

DNN (formerly DotNetNuke) is evolving rapidly. DNN has been my "go to" web CMS platform for a few years, and it's getting better with every update.

Here are a few takeaways.

DNN Strengths:
  • Portals allow you to host and manage multiple websites under one CMS installation
  • MS Office style editor seems to be more intuitive for corporate clients
  • Vast library of add-on modules (plugins)
  • Scalability for enterprise level websites

DNN Weaknesses:
  • Native blogging engine is not as feature rich as Wordpress
  • No single-click updates
  • Hosting is a bit more pricey ($20/mo versus $8/mo)
  • Skins a.k.a. themes tend to be more "corporate" versus "creative"...but this is slowly changing

Patrick LaJuett
Patrick LaJuett manages a website design agency: + LaJuett.com, where he supports clients as a Web technology consultant and search marketing strategy advisor.

No comments :

Popular Posts