A portal is an introductory page that has an entry point for a given topic. It complements the main article of the subject where a reader with the help of key articles, images, and categories can get the information of the desire matter.
Portals can be further divided into general and specialized or niche portals. Some of the major general portals that can be considered are: Yahoo, Excite, Netscape, Lycos, CNET, Microsoft Network, and AOL.com.
Services offered by portal sites include a directory of Web sites, search option, news, sports, weather information, e-mail, stock quotes, phone and map information, and sometimes a community forum.
ITcombine has rich exposure in developing a wide variety of community portals using .NET and PHP. It has extensively used technologies like Microsoft Sharepoint Server and DotNetNuke to Develop Community Portals for our clients worldwide.
It has so far developed community portals that are easy-to-use, updatable, customizable and equipped with a secured Content Management System. Features like blogs, articles, feedbacks, FAQ’s, Groups, User Profiles and Banner managements are a few examples of portals developed by us.
It has even customized the blogs and added blogs group and blogs subscription part. Blogs were grouped under categories and a rich functionality to :