Friday, November 30, 2012

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.

  • 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" CMS framework.  It's stable, scalable, and easy to use.

Monday, November 26, 2012

Journey Back In Time - Web Design 0.0

Just for kicks, I wanted to see if Wayback Machine had a snapshot of the first Website I worked on (Dec 1996).  Turns out they do, although the secondary pages aren't indexed.

Here's what it looked like.  Got to love the background pattern.  Note the "Made with Macromedia" badge.  Memories...

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Updated Guidelines for Link Schemes

An updated warning and explanation from the Google Content Guidelines.

My take by the rules or be penalized.

In summary:

"The best way to get other sites to create relevant links to yours is to create unique, relevant content that can quickly gain popularity in the Internet community. The more useful content you have, the greater the chances someone else will find that content valuable to their readers and link to it."

Read full article:

Updated 10/02/2012

Monday, June 11, 2012

Over 900K Android Devices Activated Daily | PCWorld

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Official Google Blog: Introducing the Knowledge Graph: things, not strings

Official Google Blog: Introducing the Knowledge Graph: things, not strings

Web Site's Launched for Area Businesses

We recently launched two new web sites for local companies.  Here is a summary of the projects and links to completed work:

Lozier Environmental

Lozier had an existing web site but wanted to update the look and feel to integrate the new branding (logos, colors, images) we designed a while back.

Here's a "before" shot:

Here's an "after" shot:
Note, we incorporated SEO friendly navigation as well as clean XHTML code with CSS3.
Visit Lozier's new web site

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