DotNetNuke 6.1 lets you go mobile


DotNetNuke announced the release last week of DotNetNuke 6.1 with greater support for generating mobile websites from DotNetNuke.

It's no secret that more and more cell phones are able to access the Internet and as that happens, you have to tune your website to display on a mobile device. The new version of DotNetNuke claims to be able to create mobile websites for thousands of unique mobile devices.

Just this week Jakob Nielsen, the interface guru, wrote a post on the importance of tuning websites for mobile viewers. As impatient as desktop browser users are, mobile users are even more so, and that means you have to present your information in a brief and easy-to-view manner, taking into account the screen size.

And in fact, Melissa Webster, program vice president, content and digital media technologies at IDC says companies need to have a cost-effective way to deploy websites across a variety of mobile devices. 

"Mobile publishing capabilities really need to be built directly into the web content management system in order for the mobile experience to leverage all of the capabilities of today's modern web content management solutions, including personalization, content targeting and analytics," she said.

And that's precisely what DNN is trying to do with this latest release by leveraging CSS and HTML5 to ensure sites adapt automatically to different screen sizes, and allowing companies to manage a single version and to deploy it across many different devices.

Other tools include mobile website management tools, automatic device detection and site redirection (to a mobile version of the site), special menu designs geared for mobile devices, testing tools and mobile template design tools.

DotNetNuke 6.1 is available immediately. The Community Edition is free. Professional and Enterprise versions start at $2499 for a yearly subscription.

For more information:
- see the DotNetNuke press release

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