Creating Professionally Designed Websites in DotNetNuke
Having a professional designed website is vital to your business’ success. However, gone are those days when you had to serve up pages worth of HTML to build a website. The open source DotNetNuke framework is an out-of-the-box solution that allows you to create a powerful, professional website without the need of a web developer!
What Do You Get with DotNetNuke?
Originally developed as a content management system, DotNetNuke has quickly evolved into a base for any website to be quickly created. Here’s what you get with this framework:
DotNetNuke comes packed with an array of features to help you build a robust website. Its basic modules provide the tools to create a dynamic website, some of which include Text/HTML, Login, Image, Announcements, Links, Banners, XML/XSL, Blog, News feeds, Contacts, Documents and Discussion. With these modules you can most of your website needs, and quickly add features to your site to meet user requirements. These modules can be added and edited via a web-based management interface - all DotNetNuke features can be accessed here!
The DotNetNuke framework includes robust security architecture. You have complete control over who can edit and view resources via the built-in security administration pages. In addition, you can choose to secure areas that are available only to certain users as well as have a public area available to any user.
Your site’s look and feel can easily be controlled through DotNetNuke Skins. Simply change skins whenever you are looking to change your site’s appearance. If you are looking to create custom DotNetNuke skins, however, a basic understanding of HTML may be necessary. A granular level of control is available when individual modules are fine-tuned through CSS style sheets.
The importance of monitoring a website on a daily basis cannot be ignored. Keeping this in mind, DotNetNuke offers event logging so that a snapshot of site problems and/or activity is always available when needed.
Extending the DotNetNuke Framework
Since DotNetNuke is fully extensible, its modules can be extended in functionality. DotNetNuke has a pluggable architecture that can be expanded through the development of modules - these modules can be developed with any .NET language. A custom module can also be developed to fulfill a need, while there are several third party modules available as well.
Test Drive DotNetNuke
By creating an online demo account, you can test drive a DotNetNuke installation. Once your demo site has been created, you will get an email confirmation after which you will be able to use the various features of DotNetNuke to build your site.
Save Time & Money with DotNetNuke
It’s no secret that building a website from ground up is not only time-consuming, but also costs a lot of money if outsourced to a professional web developer. With DotNetNuke, however, which has good support and a large installed base, you will have a good starting point to build a fully functional and professionally designed website. The modular architecture of the framework allows you to build on your own, or take advantage of third-party add-ons to use what you need.