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Отправлено 19 авг. 2011 г., 03:57 пользователем Renat Amirov   [ обновлено 22 авг. 2011 г., 03:55 ]
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Ektron DevCenter



Ektron is a privately held software company based in Nashua, New Hampshire. It provides web content management and social software
Ektron's primary product is CMS400.NET, which is built on the Microsoft .NET Framework.
Version 8.5 of CMS400.NET was released in July 2011.[1]




Ektron CMS400.NET is developed on the Microsoft .NET framework and is 100% ASP.NET

Developers can immediately leverage their .NET knowledge with Ektron, building, launching and customizing websites easily rather than being forced into learning a new, proprietary development environment.  Ektron provides more than 90 pre-built implementations of the .NET APIs in the form of server controls ranging from simple controls like dynamic content lists to compound controls and applications. All Ektron server controls encapsulate complex functionality, making it a straightforward process for developers to quickly assemble web pages by dragging and dropping controls from Visual Studio’s Toolbox onto an ASPX Template, then defining the control’s behavior by setting properties either in code or by using Visual Studio.

Ektron CMS400.NET gives developers the best of both worlds: pre-built controls for rapid deployment, and acomplete .NET API and SDK for maximum flexibility and extensibility.






Архитектура Ektron CMS400.NET






Almost all interaction with the Ektron CMS occurs from an application inside your site called the

Workarea. The Workarea provides an interface to manage your folder structure, content, menu system

and metadata, system setup — just about anything that is confi gurable and manageable for your

site. In this chapter, you’ll go through some of the basics of interacting with the Workarea application,

and learn how the features are organized.


The Content Block Server Control is probably the most commonly used server control in the

Ektron Framework. Its function is simple: It reads content items from the database and displays

them on the website. It can be hardcoded to a specifi c content item, it can be confi gured to read

the content ID from the query string, or the ID of the content to display can be set programmatically

at runtime.


Folders and library content, specifi cally how folders and content then recombine to create

other types of features, like blogs and forums.

Folders are the categorizing tool of the Ektron Framework. They are the most basic way of categorizing

content, and through the application of inheritance they also supply items contained in them

with allowed properties such as metadata, assigned taxonomies, and permissions.


Structured content modeling and authoring are done using Ektron’s Smart Forms. From a developer’s

perspective, Smart Forms provide a mechanism for creating strongly typed content defi nitions

used for content authoring. These defi nitions are called Smart Form Designs and are created using

the WYSIWYG form builder called Smart Form Designer.






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Cover image for product 0470885696

Ektron Developer's Guide: Building an Ektron Powered Website
Bill Cava, Bill Rogers, Aniel Sud
ISBN: 978-0-470-88569-7
Paperback
672 pages
February 2011


The first book to cover the Ektron content management system (CMS)

Ektron CMS400.NET provides a complete platform that features all the functionality needed to create, deploy, and manage your Web site. 

The power is in your hands when you use the built-in server controls to deploy a site or customize the deployment with the API. 

Authored by a trio of Ektron insiders, this book escorts you through the detailed steps of building a prototype company site. 

Upon completion, you will have a complete and functional coded Web site that you can use as a template for future projects.

  • Introduces the Ektron CMS400.NET as well as the Ektron architecture and includes an in-depth explanation of the Ektron framework
  • Assumes no prior knowledge of the Ektron platform
  • Shows you how to install the CMS, software dependencies, and samples sites
  • Explains how to implement a social network and construct a storefront

Ektron Users Guide provides you with everything you need to know about the exciting possibilities of working with this popular and powerful platform.


INTRODUCTION.

PART I: GETTING STARTED.

CHAPTER 1: INTRODUCING EKTRON.

CHAPTER 2: THE EKTRON WEB PROJECT METHODOLOGY.

CHAPTER 3: THE IMPLEMENTATION GUIDE.

CHAPTER 4: CONFIGURING YOUR DEVELOPMENT ENVIRONMENT.

PART II: BUILDING THE TECHPOINT SITE.

CHAPTER 5: UNDERSTANDING CONTENT MANAGEMENT FUNDAMENTALS.

CHAPTER 6: CONFIGURING COMMONLY USED COMPONENTS

CHAPTER 7: THE HOMEPAGE.

CHAPTER 8: REACHING PROSPECTS.

CHAPTER 9: GENERATING LEADS THROUGH CAMPAIGN OPTIMIZATION.

CHAPTER 10: SUPPORTING CUSTOMERS.

CHAPTER 11: IMPLEMENTING THE ONTREK SOCIAL NETWORK.

CHAPTER 12: CREATING THE CATALOG OF PRODUCTS FOR THE ECOMMERCE STOREFRONT.

CHAPTER 13: CONSTRUCTING THE ONLINE STOREFRONT WITH ECOMMERCE.

PART III: DEPLOYING THE TECHPOINT SITE.

CHAPTER 14: DEPLOYING YOUR WEBSITE.

CHAPTER 15: MAINTAINING YOUR WEBSITE.

CHAPTER 16: NEXT STEPS.

PART IV: APPENDIXES.

APPENDIX A: CMS EXTENSIONS.

APPENDIX B: FRAMEWORK API.

APPENDIX C: PERFORMANCE CHECKLIST.

INDEX.

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