Nik Kalyani's Blog

Irrationally Exuberant Technology Musings

Nik Kalyani photo


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

Module Print Widget for DotNetNuke

December 29, 2009

If you are like me and want your websites to have a clean, unblemished look, then most likely you have either turned off the Print functionality in your DotNetNuke module settings or just use containers that don’t display the icon. While this does make the site look cleaner, it also takes away the functionality. I Read More

DotNetNuke Widgets Guide (Part 2 of 4)

December 29, 2009

This is Part 2 of my four-part series on DotNetNuke Widgets. In Part 1 of the series, I covered some fundamental concepts related to DotNetNuke Widgets. In this post, I will introduce you to a few of the Widgets that are included with the DotNetNuke distribution. Before getting started I’d like to make one observation…these Read More

DotNetNuke Widgets Guide (Part 1 of 4)

December 25, 2009

Starting with Release 5.x, the DotNetNuke platform has included a Javascript-based Widgets framework for dynamically injecting client-side interactivity into skins and modules. Like most Open Source developers, I thoroughly enjoyed coding the Widget framework but neglected to document it properly. In this four-part series I hope to correct this shortcoming. In Part 1, I will Read More

XHTML-Compliant Technique for Passing Parameters to Javascript Script Files

August 22, 2008

Joe Brinkman posted a technique to pass parameters to Javascript script files. The approach is simple — append a standard querystring to the script URL and obtain the parameters by locating the script element using the ID attribute, and parsing the key-value pairs from the “src” attribute. A sample usage is like this: <script id="MyScript" Read More

How to Foil Blog Content Harvesters

June 28, 2008

On the LinkedInBloggers group, there is an interesting discussion on how to prevent blog harvesting. Turning off RSS feeds and subscription feeds seemed to be the suggested solution. I think this is an impractical solution and makes your blog harder to find and harder to consume with RSS readers. I wonder if disabling RSS/subscription widgets Read More