Extending Kentico to meet any creative or technical demands<br />James Cannings<br />
Who we are<br />Established in 1999 with multimedia educational publishing   focus<br />Refocused business at end of 2006 ...
Overview<br />Ensuring your Kentico site is built correctly<br />Extending Kentico using custom document types<br />Extend...
Ensuring your Kentico site is built correctly<br />Wireframing and consultancy is crucial<br />Ensure that you have a broa...
Extending Kentico using custom document types<br />Document types can easily be extended or created.<br />Content is simpl...
Extending Kentico using bespoke modules<br />The tree structure is not always the best place to manage    content.<br />Ma...
Conclusions<br />Try to engage in how the site is being developed within    Kentico.<br />Make sure that your site deliver...
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Kentico Technical Learning: Extending Kentico to meet any creative or technical demands

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James Cannings (co-founder and CTO of Kentico Gold partner MMT Digital) works through some practical examples of how they have extended Kentico using the flexible framework provided by the CMS to achieve creatively complex websites that are easy for non-technical users to manage. The talk will also look at how bespoke Kentico "modules" can be created to easily integrate websites into 3rd party systems.

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Kentico Technical Learning: Extending Kentico to meet any creative or technical demands

  1. 1. Extending Kentico to meet any creative or technical demands<br />James Cannings<br />
  2. 2. Who we are<br />Established in 1999 with multimedia educational publishing focus<br />Refocused business at end of 2006 as a digital online and offline solutions and consultancy specialist<br />Largest technical regional agency - ranked #2 in NMA 2009 Top Regional Agencies for the East Midlands<br />Employs 26 people<br />Based in Uppingham and Hatton Garden<br />Became a Kentico partner in late 2007.<br />Currently 6th in world rankings, 3rd in the UK.<br />Me<br />
  3. 3. Overview<br />Ensuring your Kentico site is built correctly<br />Extending Kentico using custom document types<br />Extending Kentico using bespoke modules<br />
  4. 4. Ensuring your Kentico site is built correctly<br />Wireframing and consultancy is crucial<br />Ensure that you have a broad overview of Master pages, page templates, widgets and webparts<br />Understanding “Document types”<br />Some simple examples using the Kentico Intranet Solution.<br />
  5. 5. Extending Kentico using custom document types<br />Document types can easily be extended or created.<br />Content is simply managed via a customisable form.<br />There are no limits to how content can be displayed<br />They can be used to integrate the site with 3rd party data sources.<br />Get the balance right!<br />
  6. 6. Extending Kentico using bespoke modules<br />The tree structure is not always the best place to manage content.<br />Make sure you wireframe the bespoke modules at the start of the project.<br />Great for managing large amounts of data and integrations into 3rd party systems. <br />
  7. 7. Conclusions<br />Try to engage in how the site is being developed within Kentico.<br />Make sure that your site delivers for your clients and for those who are managing the content.<br />Make sure that you cannot tell the difference between the out of the box functionality and the custom extensions.<br />Kentico is a great platform!<br />

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