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DotNetNuke Working With Modules

By | Design |

Modules are the true functional elements of DotNetNuke. The majority of the items that you and your users will be interacting with are modules. After you have added a page or are on an existing page you will have Pane elements. You can see your Panes by switching your DNN mode in the far upper left from Edit to Layout. You will then be…

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DotNetNuke User Roles and Security

By | Design |

One of the many benefits of DotNetNuke is the ability to easily control which users of the website can see and interact with what content. You can control the security and settings at the Page and Module level. This is useful if you wanted to create sections of your website that are for registered website users, members only, or for employee only…

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DotNetNuke Reports Module

By | Design |

The Reports module provides a way to display the results of a database (SQL) query inside a module on your page.  In order to make good use of this module, you’ll need to be familiar with writing SQL Queries against a SQL Server database.  The results of your query are displayed by using one of the built-in report “visualizers.” At…

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DotNetNuke Rich Text Editor

By | Design |

The Rich Text Editor is used in many of the DotNetNuke Modules and gives you the ability The Rich Text Editor is used in many of the DotNetNuke Modules and gives you the ability to edit text and HTML in a very simple and straightforward manner. The HTML module is the most straightforward example of the Rich Text Editor. Source Option The…

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Best Practices for Content and Style in DotNetNuke

By | Design |

DotNetNuke is a great platform for managing a website.  It’s easy to add new pages, add new “modules” of functionality (blogs, photo galleries, etc.) and edit the text/html content on your site.  However, for a website of any significant size, sometimes it’s a challenge to make sure all your pages have the same visual style. The “Text/HTML” module in DotNetNuke…

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What is Agile Software Development

By | Development |

Agile is individuals and interactions over process and tools, customer collaboration over contract negotiation and responding to change over following a plan. Release early release often and get feedback from the customer as soon as possible. The ability to respond to change, over following a plan, checking ones ego at the door, learning and building as a team, as projects…

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Show logged in users name in DotNetNuke

By | Development |

The DotNetNuke documentation does not always have everything you need to customize the system. Often times you need to open up DotNetNuke in Visual Studio to review some of the methods that are available to you in the skins / ascx controls. Here is how to show the first name, last name or show the username of the logged in…

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The Long Tail – Marketing Strategy

By | Marketing |

he Long Tail – Why Focusing on the minority can win! “The Long Tail” as you hear it used today is a term coined by Chris Anderson editor of Wired magazine based on the statistics curve called “long-tailed distributions.”  Chris Anderson has brought to light how the technological era and Ecommerce is changing today’s Marketing and Economics strategy.  Imagine you…

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Web Tracking – A Real World Example

By | Marketing |

Last week we finished overhauling our website, www.webascender.com, with a new design and updated content. Our motivation for this began after we looked over our web analytics (website statistics) and realized that many of our visitors were not getting what they wanted out of our website. If our visitors aren’t finding the information they need quickly enough, then most likely…

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