Will "the Mighty" Strohl

Two Mobile-Centric DotNetNuke Sessions Coming to BayDUG

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We just had the first Bay Area DotNetNuke User Group (BayDUG) meeting after having a break for over a year now.  It was a great presentation.  Chris Hammond did an overview of the features that DotNetNuke now offers to people that enable them to being rolling out their mobile-friendly websites.  As great as the overview was, it was missing something…  Why would you use one feature over another?  What should I think about before deciding the “best way” for my website when building my mobile-friendly site?

Initially, I was going to put together a single presentation to show people ways that that they might want to think about their content and their website before they jump into their implementation.  What I’ve been learning over the past year is that while a mobile site on the surface looks and sounds simple, this topic becomes very complicated in no time at all.  For that reason, I’ve decided to commit to two different DotNetNuke mobile sessions, detailed below.

Crawl Before You Jump: DotNetNuke Mobile Website Strategy

Learn the golden rule of mobile websites… Context!  On the surface, it might seem easy to put together and roll out a mobile website for you, your company, or your brand.  This couldn’t be further from the truth.  People come to the mobile version of your website for a different reason than they normally would when compared to their visits on your standard desktop website.  This session will help you think about and analyze your mobile strategy before it’s too late.  By the time this session ends, you will have nearly all of the tool you need to begin planning the most effective mobile website possible.

When?  February 7th, 2012, 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM PDT (date and time subject to change)
Where?  DotNetNuke Corp Office, San Mateo 
Register on Meet-up:   RSVP

Please NoteThis session does have a slight focus on DotNetNuke, but the topic matter is general enough and at such a level that anyone that is rolling out a mobile site on any technology can benefit.

Techniques and Tools to Build Your DotNetNuke Mobile Website

In a previous session, I showed the various concerns and best practices that you might want to consider before embarking upon implementing your DotNetNuke mobile website.  This session takes those lessons a step further by illustrating the features that are in DotNetNuke and in the DNN ecosystem that can help you build a highly successful mobile-friendly website.  Third party, open source, and built-in features will all be discussed, along with the pros and cons of each to ensure that you are able to choose the right path the first time in putting your mobile website together using DotNetNuke.

When? April 3rd, 2012, 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM PDT(date and time subject to change)
Where? DotNetNuke Corp Office, San Mateo 
Register on Meetup:  RSVP

Remote Attendees

While streaming cannot be guaranteed, we plan on streaming both sessions using a Google+ hangout.  If you’re in the area, you probably would be better off attending since the number of attendees is limited on hangouts, and quality cannot be guaranteed.

Meeting Registration

I strongly suggest that you attend both sessions if you plan on ever building a mobile-friendly website using DotNetNuke.  Register for either user group meeting on the BayDUG website.

This blog entry was cross-posted from my personal blog.

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