Thursday, August 28, 2008

DotNetNuke CMS for website development

DotNetNuke CMS for website development

DotNetNuke is a popular and powerful open source content management system built using Microsoft technologies.

At Best Web Sites, DotNetNuke is our tool of choice for website development. It is easy to use for administrator and normal users, and has more than enough power to create and run a great professional website.

Administrators love DotNetNuke because it is so easy to administer. Users love DotNetNuke because they can easily add their own content without needing to know html or any other type of coding!

DotNetNuke allows you to take control of your web content - no more having to ask your web designer to update a page (and no more having to wait for several weeks for your designer to actually make the update)

We are highly skilled and experienced in DotNetNuke - as well as developing websites using DotNetNuke, we can also provide services in DotNetNuke module development, skinning, core enhancements or modfications, advice and guidance, best practices, and troubleshooting.

What Is DotNetNuke?

Web Application Framework

DotNetNuke is an open-source Web Application Framework ideal for creating and deploying projects such as commercial websites, corporate intranets and extranets, online publishing portals, and custom vertical applications.

DotNetNuke is provided as open-source software, licensed under a BSD agreement. In general, this license grants the general public permission to obtain the software free-of-charge. It also allows individuals to do whatever they wish with the application framework, both commercially and non-commercially, with the simple requirement of giving credit back to the DotNetNuke project community.

DotNetNuke is built on a Microsoft ASP.NET (VB.NET) platform, and is easily installed and hosted. With a growing community of over 440,000 users, and a dedicated base of programming professionals, support for DotNetNuke is always close at hand.

What Are The Key Features Of DotNetNuke?

DotNetNuke is available exclusively as a download from To perform the download, one must simply register on the site. A verification code is then sent to the email address provided, and used upon the first log-in to the DNN site. After logging in, the user is able to freely download DotNetNuke.

Key Features: Overall Design

  • Easy to install and to host. Built on up-to-date Microsoft ASP.NET technology, and runs on various database platforms. In addition, many hosting companies offer free installation of the DotNetNuke application with their plans.
  • Fully extensible and scalable. Suitable for a variety of projects -- from the smallest website to the largest corporate deployment. Internet or Intranet sites can be developed entirely with built-in DotNetNuke features, or can be augmented through third-party private assembly tools.
  • Clearly licensed under a BSD-style license. Software can be completely incorporated, modified, and adapted to personal/business use without having to worry about legalities.
  • Constantly evolving through real world trial. Open source nature of DotNetNuke allows programmers and webmasters to read, redistribute, and modify the source code, essentially evolving the software at a rapid pace. End-user suggestions result in quick improvements and enhancements to the software.
  • Simply efficient and manageable. DotNetNuke can support multiple portals off of one install. Divides administrative options between host level and individual portal level. Allows administrators to manage any number of sites, each with their own look and identity, all off of one hosting account.
  • Priority on security. Emphasis placed on validation, encryption, “bug” tracking and potential threats.
  • Fully customizable. Changes can be made to portals at all levels – from basic stylesheet elements like font type, color, and bullet points, to overall site appearance. New skins and module containers can be easily applied to the site with no repercussion on content.
  • Fully localized. Built-in multi-language localization features allow administrators worldwide to easily use and adapt DotNetNuke software for their own use.
  • User-friendly interface. Well-researched interface makes it easy for users to manage all aspects of their projects. Site wizards, help icons, and an inutuitive user interface allow universal ease-of-operation.
  • Easy to access community support. With a dedicated core programming team, over 350,000 registered users, and a growing legion of third-party DotNetNuke developers, DotNetNuke hosters, and resellers, community support is always close-at-hand.