If you didn’t already know, CMS is an acronym for “content management system.” A CMS is used by many developers, consultancies, and companies to build their website. It’s an incredibly common thing to do, as any flavor of CMS you choose will always save you effort and money, compared to building a website from nothing. This is especially true if you look at the lifetime investment of your website. Using a CMS framework or solution of some kind just seems to make sense. After all, this is what I’ve built my own career upon since 2001. However, then, CMS was known as a portal or portal framework. That’s a long time ago, so it’s not a bad idea to take stock of things every now and thing to see if what you’re doing is the correct thing. To this end, I asked myself, “How is CMS doing right now, and does it make sense to still be doing CMS-related work in the future?”
Practice makes perfect, right? At least that’s what “they” say. In this case, we attempted to do a special edition DNN Hangout about DNN and GitHub. Unfortunately, the first time we did it, we only showed a single screen. So we did it again! In this hangout, we focus on the process and steps that are performed when you contribute to the DNN GitHub project. This will be helpful to not only understand the process, but also get some ideas for process in your own projects.
It’s been several years since I last updated the skin on my site. Thanks to Ralph Williams, the site is looking really good again and it’s responsive. If you need a new design for your site, I highly recommend him. However, the process to get to this blog post was quite tumultuous – chock full of hours troubleshooting and continuous frustration spread over the past week. Simply put, my site “appeared” to be loading okay whenever I came to it, but I rarely browsed my own site. The process of rolling out my new design had revealed to me that this couldn’t be further from the truth.
Gizmodo originally publish an article where they editorialized the most recent video released by Microsoft. They even took a light-hearted jab at them, joking about needing a lot more hand sanitizer due to touch interfaces. I would be more concerned about there needing to be a lot more screen cleaners everywhere to counter-act our greasy fingers!
Originally, Chris Hammond and I were planning to go to the #KloutDevNight meetup tonight to hang out with the good folks at Klout.com. Well, Chris got a hamstring cramp or something from too much DotNetNuke training and decided not to go. So, I invited Kim to go with me, and off we went to the offices of Klout! Overall, it was a great idea and I’d love to do it again!
There has been a program offered by Telerik for some time now, where they will sponsor speakers to give presentations to user groups and code camps. This was partially an effort to further ensure the quality and existence of user groups since they saw a decline in user group activity in 2008. The list was never very long, but until now, I didn’t realize how short the list really is. Telerik announced their Insiders Program today.
This will be a quick post. I just wanted to let all of my readers know about a tool that Rob Chartier found today. It’s called jQueryPad. This is an editor built specifically for jQuery developers to use to build out any jQuery code that they want. Although I have two specific features on my personal wish list, this tool is outstanding!
As you may or may not know, I recently moved to the San Francisco area in California, which involved moving my family and our entire home. Due to all kinds of things, the family wasn’t able to move with me until the end of December. Finally, the time came, and we drove from Orlando, FL to San Francisco, CA. It was a very fun and challenging journey for a family of 5, across 8 states, and through 4 time zones for 6 days. The trip could’ve been shorter, but we stayed with family in Arizona for a couple of days.
During this time, we used our Android G2 phones quite extensively. There are apps that we always use, but including those, a couple of apps proved to be very helpful to us.