Migrating from Portal Engine to MVC as an Agency

Migrating from Portal Engine to MVC as an Agency

With the improvements in MVC support that came with Kentico 12, we as an agency are waving farewell to Portal Engine and embracing the MVC development model. All of our new projects are now built using MVC, with Portal Engine only being used for solution adoptions and existing projects that we’ve not upgraded yet. Find out why!

By Matt Nield in MVC
·9 min read
What the Kentico 12 Service Pack Brings to Customers

What the Kentico 12 Service Pack Brings to Customers

You might already be aware of it, but in case not, we are introducing a very special Service Pack launch. Straying from our usual 12-month product release cycle, our aim is to speed things up and deliver some of the features and functionality much-requested by users. And what’s more, we are releasing it as a service pack, so no tiresome upgrades needed.

By Stephen Griffin in MVC
·5 min read
How to Create Beautiful Landing Pages with Kentico Page Builder

How to Create Beautiful Landing Pages with Kentico Page Builder

Are you about to create your first page with Page Builder on your new Kentico MVC website - and feeling daunted? No need! Page Builder is packed with exciting features but feels invitingly familiar at the same time. Here’s the proof.

By Lukáš Bajer in MVC
·4 min read
Developing and Testing a Responsive Website in Kentico MVC

Developing and Testing a Responsive Website in Kentico MVC

Kentico MVC websites provide a cleaner approach to website development compared to the Web Forms Portal Engine approach. With this in mind, it is essential to treat the blank canvas with care and attention and make sure you follow HTML, CSS, and JavaScript general front-end best practices.

By Ilesh Mistry in MVC
·6 min read
Five Things to Consider When Planning a Responsive Website in Kentico MVC

Five Things to Consider When Planning a Responsive Website in Kentico MVC

Creating responsive websites is a key requirement these days. No longer a nice to have feature, it is a central expectation among clients and customers. There are various aspects of Responsive Web Development (RWD) that you need to follow, and if they are not done correctly, it can lead to bad implementations and bad user experiences for your audiences across devices.

By Ilesh Mistry in MVC
·5 min read
Creating an MVC Widget Showcase Site with Kentico EMS and MVC – Architecture Updates

Creating an MVC Widget Showcase Site with Kentico EMS and MVC – Architecture Updates

We’ve made it to Part 4 in my Creating a new MVC site with Kentico 12 series. We started with the world’s most boring site and added some basic content. Next, we added a snazzy design and the new Page Builder functionality, and then some custom widgets and editors. In this final article, I’m going to take our architecture to the next level. So, let’s get started!

By Bryan Soltis in MVC
·6 min read
Kentico 12 Service Pack News

Kentico 12 Service Pack News

The end of the quarter is approaching fast, and we are happy to share with you our progress on the Kentico 12 Service Pack! We have also gathered a lot of valuable feedback from our partners and clients already leveraging the MVC features in Kentico 12 and lined up additional ways to help you squeeze the maximum out of MVC in Kentico 12. So let’s not wait any longer and dive right in!

By Pavel Jirik in MVC
·5 min read
How MVC Can Bring You More Control

How MVC Can Bring You More Control

Microsoft technology has transitioned its focus from ASP.NET Web Forms to ASP.NET MVC. As executives, developers and marketers, you want to know the effect. How will this change impact your business? Can you leverage this technology?

By Duncan Hendy in MVC
·5 min read
Creating an MVC Widget Showcase Site with Kentico EMS and MVC – Custom Widgets and Inline Editors

Creating an MVC Widget Showcase Site with Kentico EMS and MVC – Custom Widgets and Inline Editors

If you’ve been following this blog, you know that we now have a functioning MVC site with some dynamic content stored in a Kentico installation. We’ve preconfigured the site for widgets, applied a design, and some script bundling. In this article, I’m going to show you how to create a custom widget within your sites and use it in an Editable Area. Let’s get to it!

By Bryan Soltis in MVC
·9 min read
Creating an MVC Widget Showcase Site with Kentico EMS and MVC – Adding a Design and the Page Builder

Creating an MVC Widget Showcase Site with Kentico EMS and MVC – Adding a Design and the Page Builder

Welcome back! In Part 1 of the series, I covered creating a VERY basic MVC site and pulling in some Kentico-hosted content. This article is going to keep the party going with applying a design, implementing the new Page Builder functionality, and setting ourselves up for some custom widget development. 

By Bryan Soltis in MVC
·9 min read
RIP Web Forms, MVC Is the Future! – Part 3

RIP Web Forms, MVC Is the Future! – Part 3

In this third and final part of the blog series, we will be looking at the key considerations agencies should bear in mind when gearing up for that technology shift to using MVC architecture.

By Duncan Hendy and Karol Jarkovsky in MVC
·4 min read
Creating an MVC Widget Showcase Site with Kentico EMS and MVC – Getting Started

Creating an MVC Widget Showcase Site with Kentico EMS and MVC – Getting Started

With the release of Kentico 12, it’s no secret that adopting MVC architecture is the future for all things Kentico. From the simplest brochure sites to complex integrations, MVC is the recommended approach for any developer working with the platform (have we made that clear enough yet?). In this new blog series, I'll walk you through creating an MVC site using Kentico 12 and document each step.

By Bryan Soltis in MVC
·15 min read
RIP Web Forms, MVC Is the Future! – Part 2

RIP Web Forms, MVC Is the Future! – Part 2

In the first part of this series, we looked at how Web Forms are no longer a viable way to deliver digital projects as they lack the flexibility and full control over the experiences required to meet consumer expectations. In this part, we focus on how you can make that transition more easily as well as how to explain the values of MVC to your clients and get their buy-in.

By Duncan Hendy and Karol Jarkovsky in MVC
·6 min read

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