DotNetNuke version 6.1 has arrived with the addition of a site group capability designed to simplify the management of permissions and profiles across multiple desktop and mobile websites. This latest version uses adaptive rendering techniques such as CSS and HTML 5 to ensure that mobile websites are automatically tailored to the devices on which they are viewed. Pages, content, administration screens, and user profiles are managed centrally in DotNetNuke and deployed across Internet connected mobile devices. A mobile site template is provided that acts as a starting point for users, simplifying the process of customizing their own desktop site for mobile delivery.
Using adaptive rendering techniques available with CSS and HTML 5, DotNetNuke 6.1 detects the specific characteristics of thousands of mobile devices and tailors the design and content of the page as desired by the site authors. Multiple site types can be supported for individual pages that allow for the delivery of specific experiences for tablets, Android phones, or other devices.
The company's news comes in the shadow of research from IDC, which suggests that by 2015 there will be more than 1.2 billion Internet-enabled mobile devices in use worldwide. Although perhaps an understated prediction, the growth in this sector is indeed drawing firms that want a mobile website capable of rendering on many different devices at once. Increased demand for high-bandwidth content like video has, arguably, also put a premium on delivering a world-class mobile customer experience.
"As our research shows, companies need an easy and cost effective way to 'mobilize' their websites so their web content can be experienced on the long and growing list of mobile devices in the market today, from smartphones to tablets," said Melissa Webster, program vice president, content and digital media technologies at IDC. "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."
DotNetNuke 6.1 employs an administrative user interface that uses the page manager in DotNetNuke 6. Google analytics support is built-in so that business people can monitor and analyze their mobile-based traffic. According to a press statement, "Whether the end user is on a tablet or mobile phone, web developers can use DotNetNuke 6.1 to redirect mobile users to landing pages optimized for their device. DotNetNuke 6.1 provides a mobile content previewer that makes it easy for developers, designers, and content owners to optimize the mobile experience of their websites early in the process without requiring physical access to thousands of different mobile devices."
The DotNetNuke content previewer supports Android, Apple iOS, Windows Phone 7, and Blackberry devices.