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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.

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"

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