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Telerik Sitefinity Makes Dynamic Content Delivery Effortless for its More than 70,000 Users

Telerik Company News - Wed, 10/16/2013 - 15:05

Inline Editing, Google Analytics and an Administration Dashboard Enhance Usability for Business Users to Deliver Compelling Online Experiences and Grow Their Business

WALTHAM, MA - October 16, 2013 – Telerik® today announced several new usability benefits to enhance efficiency for digital marketers and business users of Sitefinity™, the company’s leading Content Management System (CMS) solution. Serving more than 70,000 users that account for millions of website interactions daily, the need for authoring and editing content in context of the front-end presentation is a requirement, especially amongst the Fortune 500®. That is why the Sitefinity CMS now comes equipped with inline editing, an HTML5-based module for implementing Google Analytics™ web analytics service and a dynamic administration dashboard.

The Sitefinity CMS has always focused on user-centered, task-driven, minimalistic design that enables business users to execute quickly and independently. With the latest release, it now comes equipped with:

  • Inline Editing: A user-friendly method to make updates within the context of the site. The Sitefinity CMS has introduced a browser-based HTML5 environment for creating and updating content. Content authors can edit title fields and body fields in a true WYSIWYG format; change headers, sub-heads, and body content; and replace images in context of the webpage. The full details mode allows users to edit all the pieces of a content node such as keyword tags, image alt tags, URL, and publication date.
  • HTML5-Based Module for Google Analytics: The latest release of the Sitefinity CMS marks the upgrade of Telerik’s Module for Google Analytics web analytics service to HTML5. Based on this rich, standards-based environment, users can take advantage of Google Analytics web analytics service integrated tightly to the Sitefinity CMS backend. While editing webpages, content authors can leverage analytic reports including daily visits, visit duration, and unique visitors – while making adjustments to the webpage, on the fly, for improved search engine results.
  • Dynamic Administration Dashboard: The Sitefinity CMS now comes equipped with a dynamic Administration Dashboard that gives business users visibility into areas such as website interactions, pending tasks and recent content added. Integrated with Google Analytics, it lets users set personalized displays to any metrics such as daily visits, visit duration, bounce rate, or traffic sources or set the dashboard to display content items last edited as well as type and status.

“The ability to execute is becoming a bigger and bigger differentiator for the success of online marketing teams. Making digital marketers more effective by authoring content in context of the presentation was the main driver behind the revolutionary inline content authoring experience we’re delivering with this release,” said Martin Kirov, Executive Vice President, Telerik’s Sitefinity division. “Content is still in the center of the online customer experience and enriching it with context, coupled with amazing authoring experience will enable our customers to deliver compelling online experiences and grow their business.”

About Sitefinity CMS
Sitefinity is an ASP.NET web content management platform developed by Telerik. Trusted and used by thousands of customers worldwide, including 49 of the Fortune 500, the Sitefinity ASP.NET online business platform empowers business to engage, convert and retain customers on the web. With the product’s usability and flexibility developers, marketing end-users and IT managers are able to work more effectively, helping to grow their business. Sitefinity’s customers further benefit from Telerik’s ongoing innovation and technical support. Sitefinity was recently named an American Business Awards (Stevie®) “People’s Choice - Favorite Content Management Solution” and “New Product or Service of the Year – Software – Content Management Solution” – Gold Winner. For more information, visit:

About Telerik
Telerik is a market-leading provider of end-to-end solutions for application development, software testing, agile project management, reporting, and content management across all major development platforms. Telerik’s award-winning software development products enable enterprises and organizations of every size to generate tangible productivity gains, reduce time-to-market, and stay on time and under budget. More than 100,000 organizations in 94 countries depend on Telerik products, including more than 450 of the Fortune 500, academic institutions, governments, and non-profits. For additional information about Telerik, please visit or follow @telerik on Twitter.

Telerik and Sitefinity are either registered trademarks or trademarks of Telerik AD in the United States and/or other countries.

FORTUNE 500 is a registered trademark of the FORTUNE magazine division of Time Inc. Google Analytics is a trademark of Google Inc.

All other products and services listed herein either are, or may be, registered trademarks or trademarks of their respective owners in the United States and/or other countries.


Press Contacts:

Carmen Hughes
Ignite Public Relations
Tel: 650.227.3280 #101

Erica Burns
Telerik, Inc.
Tel: 888.365.2779 #154

Categories: RIA, Vendor

Milestone Releases Now Available

OpenLaszlo Project Blog - Fri, 11/30/2012 - 23:46

We're experimenting with making particularly useful milestones available as releases. 5.0b2 is now available on the website under Nightly builds. See:

5.0b2 is a milestone towards 5.0 and contains significant bug fixes that may be useful to you. It is NOT fully tested nor is it a qualified or recommended release. It is, however, a milestone that focuses on DHTML bugs and you may find it useful in your development.

You can review the bug fixes here:

Categories: Open Source, RIA

Accessibility Rules Format 1.0 now an approved Specification of OpenAjax Alliance

Open Ajax Alliance - Sat, 05/21/2011 - 18:33

The Accessibility Rules Format 1.0 Specification [1] has been approved by the OpenAjax Alliance Steering Committee as an official Specification of OpenAjax Alliance, and unanimous recommendation of approval by the OpenAjax Alliance membership.

The Rule Format 1.0 spec has been under development within the Accessibility Working Group [2] for a couple of years (with early work done in task force stage before an official Working Group was formed last year).

Here is a description of the Rules Format 1.0 Specification:

This document describes the requirements for the structure of OpenAjax Accessibility (OAA) Web validation rules and rule sets used by accessibility test tools. Version 1.0 of this rules format will be used to create validation rules for W3C Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 2.0 targeted at HTML 4.X and WAI-ARIA. These rules are targeted at dynamic content and may be applied to a specific Document Object Model (DOM) node or to a set of DOM nodes or the entire document. Rules are to be written in JavaScirpt and rely on the W3C DOM with common browser extensions. Test tools can trigger the evaluation of these rules based on user interaction and external events. To see rule samples, in development, please see [3] or find the sources in the OAA repository on Source Forge [4].

Multiple companies/products that have stated publicly that they are implementing parts of this Specification:

* AInspector – the accessibility inspector for Firefox [5]
* Deque
* Illinois Functional accessibility evaluator 2.0 [6]
* Accessibility extensions for Firefox [7]
* IBM Rational Policy Tester
* OpQuast Reporting Tool [8]
* Parasoft

The co-chairs of the Accessibility Working Group (Rich Schwerdtfeger of IBM and Jon Gunderson of University of Illinois) expect that work will continue towards an updated version 2 of this Specification.


Categories: RIA

Maqetta announced – uses OpenAjax Widgets (part of OpenAjax Metadata 1.0)

Open Ajax Alliance - Sat, 05/21/2011 - 18:31

On April 11, IBM and Dojo Foundation announced Maqetta, an HTML5 authoring tool for building desktop and mobile user interfaces. The announcement includes a new Web site that hosts the Maqetta application [1], and the contribution by IBM of the underlying source code as a new open source project at Dojo Foundation [2].  An eWeek article on the announcement is at [3].

Maqetta uses “OpenAjax Widgets” (the widget metadata part of the OpenAjax Metadata 1.0 specification [4]) .


Categories: RIA

OpenAjax Hub 2.0.7 – fixes for recent MS patch to IE6/IE7 – new transport for IE6/IE7 probably coming soon

Open Ajax Alliance - Sat, 05/21/2011 - 18:30

Recent Microsoft updates patched some code that was used by the RPC layer (from the Shindig project) to do messaging on Internet Explorer 6 and 7. OpenAjax Hub 2.0.7 fixes this by disabling the broken transport layer (NIX) and falling back to the fragment identifier transport (IFPC). Some further details can be found at [1] and [2].


It is likely that yet another update to the OpenAjax Hub open source project will happen sometime soon to include an alternate and faster cross-iframe transport technology for IE6 and IE7 (using Flash under the hood). This alternate transport approach is in the latest Apache Shindig open source trunk. An initial security assessment was done on this new transport approach and so far no security problems have been found.

Categories: RIA

Eclipse/Orion uses OpenAjax Hub within plugin system

Open Ajax Alliance - Sat, 05/21/2011 - 18:28

An exciting new open source project is the Eclipse Orion project. The Eclipse Orion project [1] (developer tools for the Web, on the Web) was announced in Jan 2011 and held planning meeting in March [2], where the Orion team showed the secure and extensible Web plugin technology approach that they are using, using OpenAjax Hub under the hood. Each “JavaScript plugin” gets isolated into its own iframe sandbox, and all communications across plugins are done with pub/sub messaging.


Categories: RIA

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