June 2011

Eating Our Own Dogfood – InteractiveWebs

We “Eat our Own Dog food”; as the saying goes (user our own software), and use the module on our own site in many locations. Have a look at these pages, much of the content is from our blog site here: www.interactivewebs.com/blog http://www.interactivewebs.com/feedbackdesigner/Support/HelpandSupport.aspx http://www.interactivewebs.com/mushroom-image/Support/HelpandSupport.aspx Check out the links and the way the Mushroom Lite Module for DotNetNuke works.

Mushroom Lite Module for DotNetNuke

Mushroom Lite Module for DotNetNuke is a module developed to bring rich content in an RSS feed directly into your DNN website. We created the module to fill a particular need we have that would allow us to bring a WordPress blog to DNN, but it could be any sort of blog, or any RSS feed with images and text. An Example Our blog is at: http://www.interactivewebs.com/blog We use WordPress to power the blog, because it is extremely powerful as blog technology, and far superior to many other blog technologies available. The blog allows RSS feeds of almost every item listing, either by cloud tag, or category. It is one of the powerful features of… Read More »Mushroom Lite Module for DotNetNuke

Description Field Templates for Picasa–Desc

Google Picasa has the ability to enter a description for an image. That description text is usually an explanation of what the image is about. We have the ability to access this description text of images using the token: ${item.description} within the template. To make this easy, we have added a second template to the templates within this module, using the same name but with “Desc” in the name. Where The – Dec versions of the templates like the Light box-Desc will display the description text. The templates remain editable as usual, to those of you who are skilled with HTML, CSS etc. We just thought it would be best to include these templates to… Read More »Description Field Templates for Picasa–Desc

Should I Install Windows 7 Service Pack 1 (SP1)

They Say They say the best technology is the technology you don’t notice. This is most definitely true for a lot of truly revolutionary technologies. Take the fuel management system on the Airbus A380. Constantly moving and controlling distribution of fuels around multiple systems, taking into account best distribution for weight and balance, safety, economy, possible errors and general automation of management. A truly great example of technology that is unnoticed, and just goes about doing what it was designed to do well. Then there is Windows 7 SP1 Before installing the update, you have to realise that Windows 7 is actually the in house patched (fixed up) version of the off shore experiment that… Read More »Should I Install Windows 7 Service Pack 1 (SP1)

Codeplex InteractiveWebs Profile Updated

Today we updated out profile at Codeplex http://www.codeplex.com/site/users/view/InteractiveWebs mostly so that we could slam a review up for the latest dotnetnuke 5.6.2 release. The review points out that the release is not one of the worst releases of dotnetnuke, but it is buggy and caused us some problems. We are quite disappointed that this is the last 5x release, and hold little hope about the initial releases of DotNetNuke 6x. Shame for all the hype and spin that dnn corporation have been putting on themselves that they are so happy to release such junk.