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Any DotNetNuke skinners out there?
Check out the skinning contest that is going on at the DotNetNuke site and you can win some great prizes too! Good luck! Technorati Tags: DotNetNuke,Skinning ......

Posted On Tuesday, December 8, 2009 5:53 PM

Need ideas for a DotNetNuke Christmas gift?
I thought I would give a list of DotNetNuke Christmas gifts you could possibly buy for a client, co-worker or yourself. You can start with some Christmas skins that you could put on your site. The folks at All Dnn Skins has some skins for you to look at. Snowcovered has an array of Holiday skins as well. If you only want a Christmas skin for a period of time and want your skins to change automatically then you can take a look at PageChameleon which will do that for you. You can set the special day, ......

Posted On Thursday, November 26, 2009 9:51 AM

Day 2 of Dotnetnuke Training
Today I reviewed how to install dotnetnuke with my students. Word to the wise... Use the latest version of the starter kit. I ran into some problems today with some of my students who had the old version of the starter kit. The problem was a simple fix but with a class of 15 and only 45 minutes of class time, I didn't figure out what the problem was until the students left. I'll try to explain... The earlier version of the starter kit requires you to add a database to the project and to rename the ......

Posted On Tuesday, October 17, 2006 2:26 PM

Not sure if you need the Professional version of DotNetNuke?
The DotNetNuke web hosters at PowerDNN have put together a nice 3 minute survey to analyze your needs on what version of DotNetNuke that you might need to have. The survey has 3 categories. 1. Website Size 2. Website Usage 3. Project Details With an easy UI of drop down lists, you just answer the questions listed in each category and then submit them to the site. After you submit, you'll get reasons why you should use either the Community or Professional Edition of DotNetNuke. Here's an example of ......

Posted On Thursday, November 19, 2009 7:14 AM

Is DotNetNuke getting female friendly?
So if you attended the Day of DotNetNuke in Tampa, FL last Saturday, you had to notice. There were many females in attendance. Some were there being good sports and attending with their husband/boyfriend. Some were web designers who wanted to learn about DotNetNuke. This was much different than past events that I’ve attended. I have spoken at many code camps in Florida and you have the typical geek whose overweight like me and has face hair or hasn’t shaved yet toting their laptops from room to room. ......

Posted On Saturday, June 20, 2009 3:21 PM

Day of DotNetNuke a HUGE SUCCESS!
Kudos to Will Strohl for the countless hours he put in to organize the Day of DotNetNuke held in Tampa, FL today. Thanks to the sponsors, speakers and volunteers who made the day a huge success. The official count for the day verified by Microsoft host Joe Healy was 138. Joe was a great host making everyone comfortable and he also was one of the speakers. Yes, Microsoft does love DotNetNuke! Joe would make a great WROX salesperson as he was trying to sell the WROX Professional DotNetNuke 5 book that ......

Posted On Saturday, June 13, 2009 8:42 PM

How to create easy DotNetNuke skins
I've been looking at this skinning creator program for $129.95 from Artisteer for a while now and sure enough DotNetNuke skinning rookies will be able to create their own skins and apply them on their own sites. It appears that the DotNetNuke community is starting to endorse this product as well. The product has been out for a while now and its advertised as a way to change your theme using Joomia, Drupal and WordPress. Now, they have added support for DotNetNuke skins and DotNetNuke users have started ......

Posted On Wednesday, October 21, 2009 10:04 AM

Using dotnetnuke with high school students
Yesterday was the first day that I introduced dotnetnuke to my students. I'm using the curriculum that I wrote for Microsoft with them. I've discovered that there already are some changes in the dotnetnuke starterkit that was not there when I wrote the curriculum. The change is a good one because it makes an install to be a breeze without any modifications at all. In any event, I'll be blogging about the web design class that will be using the curriculum. The first day we talked about portals and ......

Posted On Tuesday, October 17, 2006 8:43 AM

Vista is coming to Orlando
Well Joe Healy from Microsoft will be coming to our annual Tech night to talk about Cool Features of Vista to our students and parents. Joe will be bringing an XBOX 360 to donate as a doorprize as well. Thanks Joe for participating.

Posted On Monday, October 16, 2006 7:49 AM

Another teacher uses dotnetnuke
I came across computer science teacher at Ranchview High School Chris McNally's website that he created using dotnetnuke. On it, he has information about his courses, a blog, daily assignments, downloads and much more.Kudos to Chris for using dotnetnuke which is a free opensource web portal that you can download at You can find Ranchview's site at Over the summer, I completed some curriculum in dotnetnuke which other teachers could use with their students. Drop ......

Posted On Monday, September 4, 2006 10:45 AM

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