21 Oct 2006
23 Apr 2010
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First impressions count and find myself treading water in the trough of disillusionment. Positive is the design team has done a great job its aesthetically intuitive and expect the layout percentage widths will need a work around for fixed size images and has been partially addressed. However table layout and the dreaded ctl00_ctl00_ctl00_ctl00 are still present and Scott did say this is now optional, ok it's not Version 4 of the framework with a promise to address table based layouts!
John needs to change permissions found in the settings tab using IE8 presses F12 finding more than expected 830 lines of code. Also switching between nodes the label change is the only indicator that something is happening and finally the list changes, the quick fix is not to blink. Browsers such as Google speed tracer and Firefox or F12 in explorer provide a visual overview and showing heavy script and viewstate utilization, I can accept to a degree i'm not running a CDN or server installation but struggling to get out the 60's.
So since Q1 2009 Sitefinity 4 was on the table and a mentioned closed CTP in November 2009 with a webcast released and recalled, now I find a beta is expected Q2 2010. This is acceptable for a free product but as a paid service you need to be blinkered to the fact its far from a great out of the box experience looking at the backend.