Thank you for your nice words about our CMS.
1. A custom module - something between Newsletter and Event module
It is possible to create such module, because Sitefinity exposes the APIs for all of its modules. Using these APIs, you could develop something that takes the functionality of both modules.
2. Mobile Access
Asp.Net platform is always trying to serve the content as friendly with the user browser as possible. This means that a Asp.Net application could work with mobile devices browsers. In addition, there is a Microsoft Mobile Internet Toolkit (known also as Asp.Net mobile controls) which allows you to build mobile Web applications by enabling ASP.NET to deliver markup to a wide variety of mobile devices. Sitefinity can work with such controls.
3. Books or Guidances
Any literature about programming ASP.NET 2.0 application would be helpful. I have done a quick search for you, here
are some of the results about such books. Your developer could always get some help and guidance in our support forums, as well as Developers Manual
. Any piece of C# code that you find in the forum community, can be easily converted to VB with our online code converter
4. Modifying functionality of built-in modules
The core functionality couldn't be removed, but could be changed (extended) to fit your needs. Again, the APIs, the User and Developers Manual, as well as our forum community comes in very handy.
The library name is needed in order to access the image which is contained in this library, e.g. it is part of the URL. Beside that the names are only shown in the administration of the project. If you are thinking for the public part of the web site, you can change the templates for each user control in the way you want - so you can remove fields markup (as image title) and styles, and create new layouts at all.
You could always use a regular upload of images with the built-in File Manager
. This means that you can organize your images in the exact way you want.
5. Sitefinity and Linux
We have to admit that we haven't tested Sitefinity on Linux yet. Since the .NET framework is a Microsoft technology, we suppose that Sitefinity should run on Windows-based boxes and servers. There is Mono project
available, the people developing it say that it can run any .NET application on Unix based operating systems, but we haven't tested it. Sitefinity is not directly interacting with the OS and the hardware, but with the .Net framework - if Mono
can replace .NET, then running Sitefinity shouldn't be a problem. Testing Sitefinity with Mono wouldn't be an easy task and we think that there will be problems with it.
Let us know if there is anything else you would like to know about Sitefinity.
the Telerik team