Presentation on theme: "Mitchel Sellers, CEO IowaComputerGurus Inc.. Active in the DotNetNuke eco system for about 3 years Active in the.NET world since inception Author."— Presentation transcript:
Mitchel Sellers, CEO IowaComputerGurus Inc.
Active in the DotNetNuke eco system for about 3 years Active in the.NET world since inception Author of Professional DotNetNuke Module Programming Documents Module Team lead CEO of IowaComputerGurus Inc.
DNN Module Distribution Channels Why Third-Party? Source or No Source Recommended Modules Forum FriendlyUrlProviders Blogging Content Management Skin Objects Registration
Snowcovered.com Long standing channel Largest selection DotNetNuke Marketplace Managed by DotNetNuke Corporation Newer distribution channel Direct purchase Becoming more favorable channel for some developers
Product Support Dedicated development teams Scheduled releases Support Product Development With funding, typically features and fixes are introduced faster Without Third-Party DNN Wouldn’t Be As Viable
Often debated Decision is a balance of risks Risk that the developer goes out of business Risk that severe security or customization need exists Can be requirement for security audit
Basis of Recommendation Evaluation Criteria Statement of Intentions/Affiliation IowaComputerGurus Inc. Products are my own No other interests in recommended products Referral links exist for some, available from my site
Active Forums Stable Well Featured Easy to use Easy to customize Great support Purchase Channels
Ifinity UrlMaster or Friendly Url Provider for details UrlMaster More advanced functionality Control over 301 redirects management UI Friendly UrlProvider Manual configuration/installation Free Examples Before: After: Benefits Purchase channels
Ventrian News Articles Why I use it Multiple bloggers, single blog Fully template driven display to users Can be used for other uses Purchase direct from Ventrian
Expandable Text/HTML – Free module Template driven design Can be used to facilitate multiple display functions FAQ Condense Content Version History Downloading
Snapsis CSS NavMenu – Snapsis.com Telerik RadMenu – telerik.com Why not DNN Menu? Performance Rendering Ease of use Which one is for me?
Snapsis Can be used in packaged skin, just must sell for or more Low cost Telerik More for custom, single built skins High cost (part of the RadControls package) Other benefits usage if developer
Purpose Benefits Full control over registration process Full profile on registration, without duplicate information Additional actions taken before/after Flexible Purchase – All Major channels
Small sampling Many other valid options exist Questions?