Thursday, November 06, 2008

New Telerik website now live, Running on Sitefinity

As you may have noticed by now, I've been a little quiet on the blogs this week. The reason: this is an extremely busy week. Not only are we still wrapping-up our content from PDC and preparing content for DevConnections, we're also making some HUGE public launches. First-up among those launches, after years of planning and preparation, the new is now live! And while that might be a big enough announcement in itself, it gets bigger. The new is running entirely on Telerik's own Sitefinity CMS 3.5 SP1! First things first, though. The new has been completely redesigned with the goal of making it as easy as possible to find content on the site and (for active developers) easy to use all of our support resources. The new website has been in some form of planning for well over a year and we appreciate everyone's patience as we limped along on the "old site" for longer than planned. I think you'll really enjoy the new site's layout and features, especially the heavily updated account page and simplified forums! One of the coolest things about the new site, though, is that it is a huge case study for Sitefinity. is obviously a very high-traffic site with hundreds of thousands of visitors from all around the globe. Running on Sitefinity has helped us not only prove the capability of the Sitefinity platform, but it has also forced us to build-in the "real world" performance improvements the plaform needed to host huge sites. It's EYODF at it's best. The end result is a great looking (and easy to manage) and tons of performance imrpovements in Sitefinity 3.5 SP1. As with any new site, though, our work is not done. We're working quickly to optimize performance on production servers and squash any reported bugs. We also have some more new "sub sites" to role out soon for blogs and videos, so stay tuned for even more updates. Until then, enjoy the new site and let us know what you think!


Anonymous said...

Nice, nice, and damn nice.

Todd Anglin said...

@Anon- Glad you like the new site! I'm sure everyone who has worked so hard on it over the past year will be happy to see your feedback.


Martin de Ruiter said...

The website looks very good, and is very, very fast (yeah!). Like that a lot. Only downside for me is that some pages have quite a large font, for example the forums. Would be nice if you build in an option to control the preferred font, perhaps that's possible.

Todd Anglin said...

@Martin- I actually agree and have already shared that feedback with the team. I think the Forums definitely need some font size "tweaking" and I'm sure that will get addressed soon. Glad you like the new site!