Go NoSQL Schemaless with DNN and SQL Server

DNNCorp_logo_lrgWe’ve learned many lessons through the noSQL movement but one of the most useful ones is having a flexible schema which allows you the develop software faster. Best of all, you don’t have to convert to MongoDB in order to take advantage of these concepts.

I use the schemaless term loosely because the truth is …


How to Fix: SQL Server Management Studio COM Error on Startup

Every once in a while I run into a weird COM error when running SQL Server Management Studio. Here is a quick article that shows you how to fix it.

Stop Using [Tokens] and Just Use Razor

razorTokens are a standard way to inject dynamic content into a template without knowing anything about programming. A regular user can enter a token such as [USERNAME] into a template to get a personalized message to the user.

Tokens then started to get a little more advanced allowing you to add some attributes to modify …


How DNN Page Output Caching Works

DNNCorp_logo_lrgCaching is a critical feature for DNN  performance and ability to scale. In fact page output caching was one of DNN Professionals signature features when it was released. Documentation on what caching means as a whole to DNN is currently left to the depths of the code. So let me shed a little light on …


Extending DNN UI for Custom Settings

DNNCorp_logo_lrgOne of the great new features in DNN 7.0 is the ability to inject a module’s user control into specific places within the DNN administration sections. This allows you to extend areas of DNN that were previously unreachable or required custom changes to the core.

These areas currently include:

  • Page Scripts – Javascript injected on
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Why Bootstrap is an Important Standard

twitter-bootstrapRemember the time in the early days of the web where every anchor tag was this brilliant color blue and every form and element had the same grey beveled look? This was the original style guide for the web and sadly we haven’t had a globally accepted update to that style.

We’ve had designers creating …


Why Homepage Image Rotators Are Bad But We Still Like Them

LoveHateConfusedAn interesting trend in web design lately that is intriguing is the emergence of image rotators which can be found on a countless number of website home pages. But why?

Why We Like Homepage Image Rotators

  1. They show off several large images.
  2. They allow us to have multiple calls to action.
  3. They allow us to

How to Add jQuery To Your DNN Skin

DNNCorp_logo_lrgAt this point you’ll be hard pressed to find a site that does not use jQuery. It has become a requirement for many to bring flash like experience in the form of photo sliders or fast responding ajax applications.

Over that time adding jQuery to DotNetNuke (DNN) has not always been straight forward. DNN ships …

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SharePoint Online 2013 On Premise Integrations

SP2013_logo_blog_360x260If you haven’t taken a look at SharePoint since the WSS 3.0 days then you’re missing out on a lot of innovation that Microsoft has done in the enterprise content management space. One of the things Microsoft does very well is integrating their technologies together and SharePoint is no different. SharePoint 2013 bolsters features like:…


Request.QueryString in JavaScript

Every now and then I find myself needing this function so I end up writing it over and over again. So I decided to post it on our blog and file it under Tip-And-Tricks so I (and, yeah, you too!) can come back and get it when needed again. Read on...