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Parallax Scrolling Website Using DNN 7

Relax It's Parallax Here's an example of a parallax scrolling single page website built using DNN 7.4.  Parallax scrolling involves a background image moving at a slower rate than foreground content.  This creates a layered effect as you scroll down the page, providing a subtle element of depth. In the example below we focused on "call-to-action" from traffic arriving via a display ad banner campaign. Patrick LaJuett manages a website design agency : + , where he supports clients as a Web technology consultant and search marketing strategy adviser.

Mobile-Friendly Website Redesign Using DNN

New Nobles & DeCarolis website was built with DNN Utilizing a Responsive DNN Skin to ensure better customer experience We took an older DotNetNuke website and upgraded to a modern responsive skin. The result is a better looking and easier to navigate website.  Here's what we did: Updated CMS to latest stable DNN build Applied responsive skin Modified to match customer brand Migrated content Integrated custom photography Added CSS3 animation Q/A Tested Launched Patrick LaJuett manages a website design agency : + , where he supports clients as a Web technology consultant and search marketing strategy adviser.

HTML5 + CSS3 DNN website

Website Resign: Diamond Pro - DNN7 Diamond Pro The Brief Update website with responsive design Update Online branding The Method Design: Updated skin with custom graphics and CSS tweaks Platform: DNN7 with plugins (Revolution Slider) Hosting: ASP.NET 4.0 (Cloud) Social: Add links to Google+, Facebook and YouTube The Result RWD auto adapts to user device for best presentation (desktop or mobile) Improved page speed load and overall site performance Visit the Diamond Pro Website Patrick LaJuett manages a website design agency : + , where he supports clients as a Web technology consultant and search marketing strategy adviser.

DNN Website Developed for Royal EAP

We recently launched a new DNN portal site for Royal EAP.  The site skin is mobile responsive, which means it auto adapts to the user's mobile device for best presentation. Here are some highlights: CMS: DNN 6 Framework: .NET Database: SQL Server Hosting: Cloud Skin: Responsive Web Design (RWD) Scripts: jQuery slider Editor: WYSIWYG Modules: Document Library FAQs Mashups: JotForm Google Maps Engine DNN CMS continues to improve as a Microsoft .NET alternative to the WordPress PHP framework. Patrick LaJuett manages a website design agency : + , where he supports clients as a Web technology consultant and search marketing strategy adviser.

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 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

Lessons Learned from a WordPress E-Commerce Project

Responsive WP e-commerce Project Responsive WordPress ecommerce website design for Valle Training Gloves Launched a WordPress e-commerce website yesterday.  The project was a conversion of an existing DotNetNuke website.  Here are my takeaways from the development process: The Good: Themes are inexpensive, plentiful, and super easy to install Plugins are copious, one-click activation makes life easy WooCommerce set-up is intuitive Dashboard navigation is straightforward Quality hosting providers are abundant The Bad: Theme documentation is sparse WP forums can be slow or unresponsive, so you will be on your own when troubleshooting Small changes to CSS can cause issues in responsiveness "mobile" view Media (images) can be a pain to upload and replace Performance can be sluggish In Summary: The development process was fairly straight forward.  But like every other WP site I have developed, it seems like there are always issues with managing media files.

DotNetNuke 7.0

DotNetNuke 7.0 Web CMS My very early take on DNN 7 is that it looks SOLID.  The admin UI is updated, with some nice new features. Including: Customizable control panel with bookmarks to common functions Ability to drag & drop module containers (in page edit mode) Auto save built-in to the HTML editor Overall improved performance Mobile device redirection (responsive)   DNN 7.0 Control Panel Things I'd still like to see: Waiting for better URL rewriting -- without installing third party extensions.  Out-of-the-box page names are better than they used to be, but still room for optimization. I'd also like to be able to search and install free extensions without leaving the UI (a la WordPress as an example). Also, the Blog module (V5), is a bit erratic, this needs some fine-tuning to be a viable option.  It's close, but not quite there yet. In Summary When I have a tight deadline and need to turn up a Website ASAP, DNN is my "go to"

New Web Site Launch: Priority Thinking

New web site launch: Priority Thinking

New Foxy's Amateur Sports Website

New wiffle ball league forming over at Foxy's Amateur Sports. Check out their new Website developed  by team LaJuett. Foxy's Web project included custom logo design, customized DotNetNuke skinning, and cloud hosting.

DotNetNuke 5

John Hendry Metal Art CMS Website launched — developed with DotNetNuke 5. DotNetNuke is a leading open source web content management system (CMS) and application development framework for Microsoft .NET. Learn more about our CMS Website solutions at