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MyDNN Updates
Author: sherritp Created: 1/23/2006 10:10 PM RssIcon
Notes regarding development and use of DotNetNuke
By sherritp on 4/14/2006 1:25 PM

If you are interseted in beta testing the TimeZones Pro module, please use the Feedback page to send me a note with the subject TimeZones Pro Beta Request.


By sherritp on 2/23/2006 7:57 PM
Have you struggled trying to find a good calendar module? Is the built-in Events module too weak? Well there are a number of modules to choose from and some recent developments that lay a nice path forward. The DNN Events module hasn't changed much from the DNN 1 version which was a simple port from the IBuySpy sample. Alan Vance put together AVCalendar as a free alternative to the Events module in DNN 2. This module introduced recurring events and multiple views of the same calendar information. Master calendars allowed several calendars to be consolidated into one 'master' calendar to prevent redundant entry of data. Unfortunately AVanced Systems didn't update the module with the same energy for DNN 3. Eventually a port of the DNN 2 module for DNN 3 came out, but it the energy behind it was diminished. Don't get me wrong here, I really liked the module and have no rights to complain about someone volunteering their time. It began to seem that AVCalendar wouldn't be a good long-term calendar solution--a...
By sherritp on 1/23/2006 10:14 PM
Today I upgraded a DotNetNuke installation and added compression (soon I'll get around to updating this install, too!).  Server-side compression will tell the web server to try to send compressed data to the web browser instead of the full HTML text of each page.  This can be quite a savings with DotNetNuke as there are several stylesheets and javascripts to download in addition to a rather large page payload (enhanced with viewstate at the bottom).  Fortunately, text (HTML, CSS, and Javascript in this case) all compress nicely, usually between 50% and 80%.

To enable compression on your DotNetNuke site (DNN3.2.2 in my case) you have to make one change to your /bin folder and three changes to your web.config.

First, download the Blowery HTTPCompression module (pick the Version 6, binary only version).  Blowery stands for Ben Lowery--a nice guy who has generously donated something valuable to the community--read his blog.  Upload the following files...
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