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Subway Map Visualization jQuery Plugin

October 8, 2010

I have always been fascinated by the visual clarity of the London Underground map. Given the number of cities that have adopted this mapping approach for their own subway systems, clearly this is a popular opinion. At a conference some years back, I saw a poster for the Yahoo! Developer Services. They had taken the Read More

Day of DotNetNuke Chicago Keynote

October 2, 2010

My keynote address at the Day of DotNetNuke conference in Chicago today was community-focused. Download the PDF version of the presentation here: Day of DNN Chicago Keynote.pdf (10.2 MB) Download the PPTX version of the presentation here: Day of DNN Chicago Keynote.pptx (162.8 MB — includes embedded videos) Here’s the DotNetNuke Ecosystem Interactive Map I Read More

The Seven Sins of DotNetNuke Module Developers

January 29, 2010

In an average week, I communicate on the phone, by email, through webinars and in person, with some 100 DotNetNuke business customers, prospects and partners. A majority of them use DotNetNuke in some mission-critical way. I enjoy these conversations and get many insights on their real-world experience with DotNetNuke. I have noticed that there are Read More

Visual: DotNetNuke Enterprise Deployment Scenario

January 26, 2010

Here’s an illustration depicting a common scenario for DotNetNuke Deployment in the Enterprise. Click the image for a higher-res version. If you find the image helpful, feel free to use it as needed without any restrictions or attribution requirements.

Redirecting to Canonical URL in IIS7

January 14, 2010

If you are using IIS7, it’s very easy to ensure that all requests always go to your preferred canonical URL. It’s a two step process: Step 1: Install the UrlRewrite module for IIS: Step 2: Add the following rule to your applications web.config file: <configuration> <system.webServer> <rewrite> <rules> <clear /> <rule name="Redirect from www" Read More

DotNetNuke Widgets Guide (Part 3 of 4)

January 4, 2010

Continuing my series on DotNetNuke Widgets, here is Part 3 where I provide insights into how you can develop your own Widgets for DotNetNuke. If you haven’t already done so, read Part 1 (overview of DotNetNuke Widgets) and Part 2 (DotNetNuke Widgets reference) to better understand the concepts explored in this post. Let’s get started. Read More