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DotNetNuke 6 is about to be released, in this video we will be taking a look at the DNN 6 RC. Following on from our 'First Look Videos', We'll walk you through the major changes in this latest release. The DNN 6 Release Candidate includes all of the new features planned for the final stable version and features the all new 'Dark Knight' default skin.

This video contains:
  • Introduction
  • The new pop up styling
  • The admin control menus
  • The modules admin menu
  • The DotNetNuke extensions gallery
  • Installing a free skin from the DNN forge
  • Purchasing an extension from Snowcovered
  • The ‘purchased extensions’ tab
  • A look at the newly styled available and installed extensions pages
  • The all new module actions menu
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This is part of the How did they build it …? series of interviews.

This is an email interview with LogicSpectrum who have created these two sites:

http://www.germanera.com
http://www.logicspectrum.com

Subjects covered:
  • Design
  • Use of Flash
  • Menu modification
  • Modules used
  • Content structure
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This is an independent review of the CATALook Store Module. The review looks at the module for its features, useability, functionality, ease of use, stability, value for money.

CATALook.net Store Standard for DotNetNuke Versions: 1/2/3/4

Condensed Feature List of Standard/Pro:
  • Ecommerce Shopping Cart Software
  • Product Catalog
  • Search Engine Optimized
  • Renting System
  • Booking Tools
  • Ticket Counter
  • Media Gallery
  • Product Configurator
  • Item Packages
  • Customizable Data Entry Forms
  • Real Time Shipping Rate Calculation And Package Tracking With UPS And USPS
  • Custom Shipping Rating System
  • QuickBooks Export
  • 3 DNN Skins And 12 DNN Containers Included
  • Multi-Vendor Capable
  • Ajax Support
  • Using Components From The Telerik RadControls Suite
  • Product Comparison
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This is an independent review of Mandeeps LiveContent v1.2. The review looks at the module for its features, useability, functionality, ease of use, stability, value for money.

Module Details

According to Mandeeps, Live Content uses a web 2.0 approach to provide a rich user interface and streamlines content presentation by overlaying content on the current page.

Inspired from Mandeeps Live Images/Videos module, Live Content allows you to overlay images, videos, text/html content, DotNetNuke modules, and external content on the current page. Driven by CSS and layout templates; this module is limited by your imagination to create Image/Video Galleries, Product Showcase, ToolTips, Module Popper, etc...
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This is part of the How did they build it …? series of interviews.

This is an email interview with Tim O’Brien from O’Brien IT who has created http://www.obrienit.se

This is an interesting website because it uses CSS for the layout of the website, rather than tables. At present, there are not many DotNetNuke websites that use CSS for the layout on commercial websites, so this is a particularly interesting website.

Even more interesting is that this site fully validates to the W3C standards. This is the first DNN site that I have come across that fully validates
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This is part of the How did they build it …? series of interviews.

This is an email interview with Laurence Neville who has created two DotNetNuke sites: www.landmarkeducation.co.il and www.landmarkeducation.co.jp

We discuss how Laurence created these websites, in particular looking at the use of Languages within the sites. This raises some interesting issues, such as setting the text to display from right to left.
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How did they build …?

This is a 60 minute mp3 interview with Brad Schafer from the Schafer Design Group.

In this interview we look at the whole web design process, right from the very beginning of the first consultation, the steps involved, the conclusions made, and how all of this information is applied when creating a website using DotNetNuke®

We focus on one of the DotNetNuke® websites that Brad has designed to provide a working example: http://www.cryoresponse.com

In particular focusing on:

  • The Consultation Process
  • Research and Planning
  • Content
  • Logo
  • Skinning
  • Modules
  • Promotion
  • Top Tips
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An in-depth review of Unleash the Marketing & Publishing Power of RSS e-book by Rok Hrastnik. Providing detailed information on each chapter and the information you will learn.

A review of this RSS book and an analysis of how it will help you to implement RSS feeds within your DotNetNuke® portal.
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This is an independent review of Orizonti Nuke Feeds module for DotNetNuke® V3.x

Alongside the review are 3 Flash Video Walk Throughs / Tutorials totalling 18 minutes to demonstrate the modules features and possible uses.

Module Details

Nuke Feeds is a module for displaying RSS feeds. It allows customizable template design and support for RSS 0.9x, 1.0, 2.0 as well as Atom feeds.

Features
  • Multiple RSS Feeds can be added
  • Paging
  • Feed filtering using keywords or Regular Expressions
  • Supports RSS 0.9x, 1.0, 2.0 and Atom feeds with auto-detection of feed-type
  • Cached feed data is stored in database until next update
  • Templates allow you to completely customize how the feed items are displayed and the data displayed for each item
  • CSS styles to customise the display
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This is an independent review of Scott McCulloch's Simple Gallery Module for DotNetNuke® V3.x.

Alongside the review are 5 Flash Video Tutorials totalling 22 minutes to demonstrate the modules features and uses.

Module Details

This is a module for managing photos for DotNetNuke. The module displays the photos that have been uploaded through the module, thumbnails them and displays them in a gallery.

According to Scott, this module has been designed for simplicity due to frustration with other photo modules, e.g. they are too complex for most users. This module has been designed to work very similar to other core modules.

Features
  • Albums
  • Auto Resizing of images
  • Auto Thumbnailing of images
  • Bulk Import
  • Slideshow of Images
  • Configurable Options
  • Simplified interface
  • Localized
  • Searchable
  • Bonus Random Image module
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