How to create portals on my website using coldfusion?--similar to those done in .net--

How to create portals on my website using coldfusion?--similar to those done in .net--
sohairzaki2005Asked:
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PluckaCommented:
Im not really sure what a Portal is, but im sure ColdFusion can do it. Can you explain more.
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sohairzaki2005Author Commented:
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gdemariaCommented:

You can create a multiple section dashboard-like interface using cflayout

  cflayout type="border"

http://coldfusion-example.blogspot.com/2009/05/cflayout-tag-how-to-create-border-type.html

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Gurpreet Singh RandhawaCEOCommented:
check this :

portal.randhawaworld.com

Just a visit and it works with cf5+
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sohairzaki2005Author Commented:
But the user can not set his own theme, location of items, drag and drop items, etc. like what is done by .net. Any idea how to do that.
Thanks for the links
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sohairzaki2005Author Commented:
The site portal.randahawaworld.com is nice
do you have any idea how is it done?
 
But how to provide the user to set his own theme, location of items, drag and drop items, etc. like what is done by .net. Any idea how to do that.
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Gurpreet Singh RandhawaCEOCommented:
well Themes stuff can be done and is very very easy..

The portal i gave you the refrence was made during CF5+.. Although Drag and Drop was not possible till that time, moving of location is also not possible but if now using the cf8+..

the same application can be build using extensive themeing and dynamic images creation.

Drag and Drop can be done with cflayout tab as described above as use of cfajax stuff makes as website little heavier but it is possible in CF
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Gurpreet Singh RandhawaCEOCommented:
1. Location of Items + drag and Drop can be using CF 8+ using the cflayout tabs..

2. themeing is very easy to do..

I can show u an example how to do theming..

3. Here is the basic cflayout for you to have a look how cf8 behaves in it


<html>
<head>
<title>Example</title>
</head>
<body>
<h2>Cflayout Show</h2>
<cflayout
type="border"
name="myLayout">
<cflayoutarea name="region1"
position="top" align="center">
<strong>Header Section</strong>
</cflayoutarea>
<cflayoutarea name="region2"
position="left">
<h3>Region 2</h3>
<p>This is a content section.</p>
</cflayoutarea>
<cflayoutarea name="region3"
position="center">
<h3>Region 3</h3>
<p>This is a content section.</p>
</cflayoutarea>
<cflayoutarea name="region4"
position="right">
<h3>Region 4</h3>
<p>This is a content section.</p>
</cflayoutarea>
<cflayoutarea name="region5"
position="bottom">
Footer Section
</cflayoutarea>
</cflayout>
</body>
</html>

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Gurpreet Singh RandhawaCEOCommented:
portal.randhawaworld.com is purely in Coldfusion and i made it
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Gurpreet Singh RandhawaCEOCommented:
can u show me a website which you are saying that it is done in >net the portal like Application
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sohairzaki2005Author Commented:
Please can you show me an example of theming
Thanks
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sohairzaki2005Author Commented:
Can you also show me an example of drag and drop using cflayout.
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sohairzaki2005Author Commented:
Can you show me an example for:
theming
Drag and drop using cflayout
saving the new them and position of the cflayout

Thanks
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Gurpreet Singh RandhawaCEOCommented:
read this for drag n drop:

http://www.thecfguy.com/post.cfm/drag-n-drop-feature-with-cfpod-in-coldfusion-8

for themeing application let's go: here is the simple way of doing iTT

Find this:

http://pastebin.com/aRLcv9J1

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sohairzaki2005Author Commented:
Thanks
Do you know if we need a license for extjs or it can be added free for coldfusion 9.
http://www.extjs.com/products/js/
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Gurpreet Singh RandhawaCEOCommented:
no licence it is free for cf9
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