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Fellow Developers: Implementation Survey

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  1. Tony
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    I figured I'd ask the rest of the Sitefinity development community some basic questions so we can establish a community basline on these items.  This way we can gauge time on more than our own individual experience.

    Just copy & paste and provide the answers (this is intended as community discussion, not a request for technical answers):

    1. How long are your standard development cycles from the time you recieve a finalized UI (HTML/Graphics/CSS) to the time you deploy in production (assuming one developer per project)?

    2. How often do you have to override the standard display templates (beyond CSS tweaking)?

    3. What hosting services do you generally recommed to your clients?

    4. If Telerik granted you one feature addition right now, what would you ask for?

    5. Any other similarly useful discussion question the rest of us might find interesting?
  2. Tony
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    To get us started, here are my answers:

    1. How long are your standard development cycles from the time you recieve a finalized UI (HTML/Graphics/CSS) to the time you deploy in production (assuming one developer per project)?
    I have found that with the back and forth of dealing with client/content and other miscelaneous non-development issues I get them done in about 4 weeks.  That, of course, is not working solid on one project at a time but picking it up an average of 10-15 hours a week.  Depends of the client though.

    2. How often do you have to override the standard display templates (beyond CSS tweaking)?
    I have yet to be able to use a straight out of the box deployment.  Mainly because of inconsistencies in the view templates and their HTML/CSS implementation.  Secondarily custom functionality development.

    3. What hosting services do you generally recommed to your clients?
    The smaller deployments I generally have them go with DiscountASP.net.  I tried WebHost4Life but was seriously unimpressed with the performance and support...so never again.  Am looking forward to trying out Mosso with a larger client here pretty soon.

    4. If Telerik granted you *one* feature addition right now, what would you ask for?
    Probably a control which lets you have a Gallery of Libraries.  So you could just add a new image library and have the contents show in a "stack" of images which you cllick to get to the standard display page, which you click to get to etiher the lightbox or individual page.  It would really simplify the photo side of things for non-technical customers.

    5. Any other similarly useful discussion question the rest of us might find interesting?
    What are you most looking forward to in Sitefinity 4.0?
    • - Search working on files as well as Word and PDF file conent!
    • - A feed aggregator I don't have to custom write.
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