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News from Interactive Webs about DotNetNuke, and our Website Development.

New DotNetNuke Module–Mushroom Image

imageThis week we are releasing the first of our Integration module suite. The suite called Mushroom is designed to allow integration between WordPress, DotNetNuke, Social Media, and iPhone App.

The first module we are publically releasing is called “Mushroom Image” and is an image rotator style module that allows feeds from WordPress to run images directly into your DotNetNuke website.

Like our other recent module releases, we have designed the backend for easy and fast configuration using JS as the basis of the User Interface.

Templates

With all our recent dnn modules, we have used a template CSS / HTML system to allow the end users interface to be customized.

Here are some examples of the UI:

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While we are still working on the website to support the sale of the module, you can see some of the demo templates on display here:

http://www.interactivewebs.com/mushroom-image/Demo/LightBoxEffect.aspx

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http://www.interactivewebs.com/mushroom-image/Demo/ShutterEffect.aspx

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http://www.interactivewebs.com/mushroom-image/Demo/RotateEffect.aspx

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http://www.interactivewebs.com/mushroom-image/Demo/HTML5Effect.aspx

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http://www.interactivewebs.com/mushroom-image/Demo/LightHeadsEffect.aspx

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There is more to come, so stay tuned.

Nomination form requesting access to participate in the Dynamics CRM 2011

This cracks me up.

Some time ago, someone at Microsoft decided to add our team to the “metro” early adopter program for CRM 4.0

We never did anything, asked for anything and frankly could care less what is going on with Microsoft. Like we would want to throw our lives away testing Microsoft Beta releases!

Anyway, from time to time I get messages from the metro team like this:

Hello,

We are writing from the Metro Early Adopter Program.

Thank you for your Nomination form requesting access to participate in the Dynamics CRM 2011.

The Dynamics CRM 2011 early adopter program has been shipped and is no longer accepting nominations. For this reason you, Interactivewebs.comhaven’t been approved to join this program.

The Metro Early Adopter Program continues to add new programs throughout the year. Please go to the Metro Connect site (http://connect.microsoft.com/metro) if you would like to join other programs.

Thank you for your interest in theDynamics CRM 2011 and if you have any questions please do not hesitate to send an email to metrohlp@microsoft.com

Kind regards,

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Now having never actually requested anything in relation to CRM 2011. Never having contacted them or requesting access to the early release, we find that we are indeed not been accepted. Well Ain’t that a surprise, being that we never filled in a “nomination form”!

Actually we have a message for the Metro team.

Dear Metro team,

Thank you for not filling in a user registration form at http://www.interactivewebs.com

Because you did not fill in a request for registration, we have not granted you status: Verified User”.

InteractiveWebs continues to add users to our site at InteractiveWebs.com and you are not one of them. If you would like to join the program. You are not invited!

Thank you for your interest in InteractiveWebs if you have any questions, then don’t ask as.

Love… the team that have had enough of your junk!

 

It’s funny… someone in the office just suggested to me it is like running down the road and knocking on the door. When the strangers answer… just say to them… “I just wanted to tell you that you are NOT invited to our house party tomorrow!” If some how you could deliver that in a very average looking email template, then you might be able to snag a job with Microsoft.

Gold!

Free Online Quote website–Quoteroller website

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Today we were checking out a fellow developers online quote system. They have turned it into a free quote system that allows you to send a quote to a customer via email and the web.

This is a tremendous way to communicate quotes to potential customers and look professional while doing it.

  • Send and manage proposals online

    Super easy to use, Quote Roller saves you time and helps to close deals faster. You will find that creating proposals is fun and enjoyable process.

  • Automate the process

    Choose a proposal template, select a client, add products and services and hit send. Several simple steps to create a professional proposal.

  • Accept, discuss, collaborate

    Allow clients to instantly accept created proposals. Discuss any questions clients have directly in the system. Enable team work on proposals you create.

  • Reuse offerings from the list

    Organize products, services and subscriptions into an offering base and reuse items from the base in your proposal. Didn’t think creating a pricing table was so simple?

  • Use proposal templates

    Having difficulties drawing up a proposal? Find a proposal template in our extensive community library. Share your templates with others in one click.

  • Stay informed

    Track clients’ activity, get instant notifications and react immediately. Quote Roller will help you to convert your leads into orders.

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They have an easy to use dashboard that steps you through the creation process.

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An easy to use dashboard of all the interface send and reply messages you have.

Check out the free online quote system.

Auto Update to Widows Live Writer Killed my Launch Icon

imageThe recent auto update to the Windows Live 2011 Beta that automatically ran on my windows 7 system. Automatically and without me needing to do needing to do anything at all… killed the desktop launch icon that was used.

Isn’t is great that the thing that Microsoft is best at is killing things automatically.

I found a recent picture of the Microsoft “Leader”

Guess it all makes sense now why the only thing they do well tends to tick me off!

As for the new Windows Live Writer 2011. Works exactly like the old one, but has the following new features.

Feature List

  1. Removal of the word BETA from the program name
  2. Kills your desktop Icons for Live Writer

Ummm, That is about it really.

DNN Podcast about the DotNetNuke Pivot Module

The dnn podcast page has been updated with some profile data about InteractiveWebs, indicating some of the work we specialise in. If you would like to see more, click here.

David Finley, InteractiveWebs

David FinleyDavid is from InteractiveWebs based in Sydney Australia. InteractiveWebs is a technology focused business with extensive experience with DotNetNuke Module development, having released over 24 modules for public sale. As well as DNN Modules, InteractiveWebs has extensive experience with Microsoft CRM Customization, Silverlight application development, and iOS iPhone and iPad application development with integration into DotNetNuke.
For more information about custom dnn module development, please visit their site: www.interactivewebs.com

InteractiveWebs

34. DotNetNuke, Microsoft Pivot and DNN News

Sunday, October 03, 2010

Lee SykesInterview with:Lee Sykes
David Finleyand David Finley

In this podcast we discuss Microsoft Pivot and the DotNetNuke Pivot module, the latest DotNetNuke News as well as what has been happening with the DotNetNuke podcasts.

The podcast covers the following:

  • It has been a while
  • David interviewing Lee, background and what has been happening
  • DNN Creative background
  • DotNetNuke businesses and opportunities
  • Low cost entry into the market
  • Our 5th birthday
  • Microsoft Pivot background and explanation
  • Resources and free videos to view on Pivot
  • Exploration and manipulation of data
  • Navigating data as a web rather than page to page, deep diving, finding trends
  • Interactivewebs.com DotNetNuke Pivot module
  • Displaying data from a DotNetNuke website
  • Security roles, portals, logins, countries of registered users
  • Building a Pivot card and displaying with images
  • Potential for building Pivot views such as sales
  • Useful information for advertising with Google Adwords
  • Important ASP.NET security vulnerability

If there are any subjects you would like us to discuss in the podcast please submit your request in the Podcasts section of the DNN Creative Forum.

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DotNetNuke Podcast–Microsoft Pivot and DNN News

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This week we have released with Lee Sykes a DotNetNuke Podcast about Microsoft Pivot.

The podcast covers the following:

  • It has been a while
  • David interviewing Lee, background and what has been happening
  • DNN Creative background
  • DotNetNuke businesses and opportunities
  • Low cost entry into the market
  • Our 5th birthday
  • Microsoft Pivot background and explanation
  • Resources and free videos to view on Pivot
  • Exploration and manipulation of data
  • Navigating data as a web rather than page to page, deep diving, finding trends
  • Interactivewebs.com DotNetNuke Pivot module
  • Displaying data from a DotNetNuke website
  • Security roles, portals, logins, countries of registered users
  • Building a Pivot card and displaying with images
  • Potential for building Pivot views such as sales
  • Useful information for advertising with Google Adwords
  • Important ASP.NET security vulnerability

Find a Stylist or Find a Salon

We have been working with the crew from The Stylist Finder who have a website that allows you to find a stylist near to you.

We have modified a DotNetNule module for them, to allow for the rating of Stylists and Salons to give a review.

The search page allows for listing of Hair Stylists and Salon by state across the united states. As an example, this is a listing for Stylists in Chicargo IL or Stylists in Michigan for example. You can find a professional hair salon michigan.

We look forward to improving the custom DNN Module that they original had developed by another DotNetNuke Module developer.

Digg This

DotNetNuke.com is Down error=Index+was+outside+the+bounds+of+the+array.&content=0

I have been trying to access the DotNetNuke website for some hours today, and have only ever received this error:

error=Index+was+outside+the+bounds+of+the+array.&content=0

DotNetNuke Error


 

  An error has occurred.
An error has occurred.

Not really the best look for a CMS system. But hay… it is holidays and now they are a corporation, we cannot expect anyone to be on deck this early in the new year!

Ford Focus Rims

Our Wheel King client has posted some interesting data on the Ford Focus Rims, including an interesting review of the wheels available for the popular model. Here is an extract from the page: Ford Focus

A lot of so called sports cars these days comprise of little more than a badge, a spoiler kit and a set of alloy wheels – an anodyne, half baked attempt at attracting the brain dead if you ask me. But if instead you’re the type whose right foot gets a little itchy at the mere idea of pounding down a twisty country road in a no holds barred bona fide hot hatch, then perhaps you’d better take a look at this.

The face-lifted LV Focus XR5 Turbo, unlike its LT series South African siblings, is a completely German designed and manufactured five-door, five-seater boasting not only the sporty good looks deserved of wearing the XR badge, but a tremendous and dynamic engine and handling package sure to delight the driver in all of us.

From the supportive embrace of the Recaro bucket seats to the passive-aggressive attitude of the restyled (kinetic) front end, the XR5T offers a combination of looks, practicality, performance and price that has lured many an eight-cylinder purist in recent times. Not hard to see then how this little champion has earned an almost cult-like following.

Far from being a bare-bones boy racer though, XR5T includes such modern niceties as a sweet sounding Sony MP3 compatible premium six CD tuner with remote audio controls, a sassy leather bound tilt/telescopic adjustable steering wheel, multi-function trip computer, sports instrument cluster, power windows with one touch up front, power and heated wing mirrors, air-conditioning, remote control central locking with keyless starter button, Bluetooth mobile phone connectivity, and height adjustable halogen headlamps.

GTS Wheel HSV W427

We are pleased to announce a range of GTS Wheel information available on the Wheel King website.

This page offers a full range of information about the GTS Wheel Rims. All the products can be purcahsed through the Wheelking.com.au Website. Here is an extract of some of the information.

OVERVIEW
With petrol prices at record levels, interest rates on the up, talk of ‘social responsibility’ and the need to downsize everywhere you turn — and public opinion suggesting local car builders have lost relevance — could you pick a worse time to launch a $150K-plus Aussie-built 7.0-litre (427ci!) “supercar”?

Probably not — which makes HSV’s feat of selling out its 2008 build allocation of Australia’s most expensive, most powerful and largest capacity production road car yet, even more amazing…

HSV’s $155,500 7.0-litre 375kW limited-edition W427 was launched earlier this week to the rampant ringing of the cash registers across the go-fast Holden arm’s 57-strong dealer network. Built to celebrate HSV’s 20th Anniversary year and assembled at HSV’s Clayton factory, 90 W427s will be built between now and the end of 2008.

As this article was written, every one of those cars has a confirmed retail customer’s name on it. HSV has guaranteed it will build no more than 427 W427s. It has reserved build numbers #1-5 and #427 for its own cars, but the others are up for grabs.

What it will not do is build cars without a confirmed customer order. HSV is adamant no W427s will be built for stock.

With Aussie musclecars now a collectable commodity, initial interest in the instant classic has been stronger than even HSV insiders imagined. HSV’s top dealer, City HSV in Perth, is currently holding 15 confirmed W427 orders, the deliveries of which will stretch well into 2009.

Only a handful of those 15 are included in the initial ‘sold out’ batch of 90 cars.

Read more from GTS Wheel rim page.

Snow Leopard problems with Live Sync Folder Share

We are big fans of the Folder Share (now known as Live Sync) technology from…. cough cough cough Microsoft.windowslivelogo

I say that because the technology was not developed by them, but was taken over in recent years by them. In a nut shell, the Live Sync will allow you to take a folder or folders on one computer and share it with others or other computers of yours over the wire. As unremarkable as this sounds, it is actually a very cool application.

  • It will keep both locations in sync, and manage conflicts.
  • It will allow you to auto or manually sync
  • It will work over the wire or locally

We use it for teams of workers who work from multiple locations like via a laptop or home office, sharing all our compiled code to allow one big consistent sync.

I also use it personally to backup My Music files and My Pictures and video folders, and sync to a Media PC from my main desktop.

The only problem was the the application stopped working on my Mac Book Pro after updating to Snow Leopard. The application failed to sign into the Live Sync account correctly. So like loads of others, we waited and waited for MS to sort this out… and finally they have released a new version for download on the Live Sycn website.

Although you would not know it, as the usual MS crap with version numbers that mean nothing, and no release date information on the site… but download it and you will be back in business sharing files from a PC to a MAC.

All our Custom DNN Module work is back in business.