Last post Sep 15, 2007 08:19 PM by gunteman
Sep 14, 2007 05:09 PM|NickUrsis|LINK
I have a client currently using DNN to support a consumer/entertainment (not porn) 50-site portal aggregate that features a lot of video, text, reports, stories, etc. I've been asked -- if I had it to do over again and could hire support staff (instead
of a support staff of one), and I could not stick with DNN, what would I choose? I need e-commerce, support for windows media, flash, silverlight, forums, chat, survey's and tests, and rock solid support for ad management and pro stats. The CMS needs to
allow me to make changes that ripple through multiple child portals -- such as changing the layout of a container holding banner ads or video players (or both) -- and having that change reflected throughout the portals and child portals, as appropriate.
Of course, I do all this now with DNN but the client wants more robust support and a CMS for which you can easily find experienced programmers.
Sep 14, 2007 06:14 PM|gunteman|LINK
I doubt there is any .NET-based CMS for which you can find more programmers, than DNN. The problem may be to find
experienced programmers, which I think is mostly due to DNN's codebase being written in VB.NET. The larger skill base in the .NET world is the C# programmers (not meant as rant)
You can always opt for the big guns (medium big, compared to some other CMS:es) such as
SiteCore or Ektron, but that will incur a cost. Among the open source CMS:es I know of only one that has a comparatively solid support, and that is
Sep 14, 2007 07:56 PM|NickUrsis|LINK
There is a willingness to incur a cost for a solidly supported product. OTOH, Ektron wants $10k per domain name, which, well, with 50 domains adds up rather more than I think the client would like.
This morning I had done a quick google survey of the CMS's out there and there are so *many* now...
So, in, say, the $0-$25k range, what would be the top ASP/.NET based full-featured consumer-facing CMS engines out there that would support all the features I listed earlier. Preferrably a CMS with lots of 3rd party modules available?
Regarding DNN and programmers, I should have worded my question better. I'm stateside in Dallas. When you look at dice.com or other jobsite, DNN just doesn't show up on the radar at all here -- of course C# certainly does, but that's the code base not
Sep 15, 2007 08:19 PM|gunteman|LINK
Ektron wants $10k per domain name
Whoa! From what I've seen, it really not worth THAT much.
Have a look at http://www.cmsmatrix.org/ where you can search "by features"