DNN Platform vs. WebWave

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
DNN Platform
Score 9.0 out of 10
N/A
The DNN Platform (formerly DotNetNuke) is a free web content management systems (CMS) from DNN Corporation headquartered in San Mateo, California.N/A
WebWave
Score 8.4 out of 10
N/A
WebWave — an alternative for agencies and freelancers for creating custom websites for clients with the support of CMS. Using CMS with no sacrifices WebWave is a CMS platform that gives a designer precision up to 1 px in every single detail just like in more sophisticated graphic programs such as Photoshop while remaining a drag and drop software. This is to make creating websites much faster without loosing on details. Spend less time talking WebWave…N/A
Pricing
DNN PlatformWebWave
Editions & Modules
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
DNN PlatformWebWave
Free Trial
NoYes
Free/Freemium Version
NoYes
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoYes
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup fee$7 per month
Additional Details
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Community Pulse
DNN PlatformWebWave
Top Pros
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Features
DNN PlatformWebWave
Security
Comparison of Security features of Product A and Product B
DNN Platform
10.0
4 Ratings
22% above category average
WebWave
-
Ratings
Role-based user permissions10.04 Ratings00 Ratings
Platform & Infrastructure
Comparison of Platform & Infrastructure features of Product A and Product B
DNN Platform
9.5
3 Ratings
21% above category average
WebWave
-
Ratings
API10.03 Ratings00 Ratings
Internationalization / multi-language9.02 Ratings00 Ratings
Web Content Creation
Comparison of Web Content Creation features of Product A and Product B
DNN Platform
8.6
4 Ratings
12% above category average
WebWave
-
Ratings
WYSIWYG editor10.04 Ratings00 Ratings
Code quality / cleanliness9.04 Ratings00 Ratings
Admin section8.04 Ratings00 Ratings
Page templates9.04 Ratings00 Ratings
Library of website themes8.02 Ratings00 Ratings
Mobile optimization / responsive design10.03 Ratings00 Ratings
Publishing workflow8.04 Ratings00 Ratings
Form generator7.04 Ratings00 Ratings
Web Content Management
Comparison of Web Content Management features of Product A and Product B
DNN Platform
8.6
4 Ratings
15% above category average
WebWave
-
Ratings
Content taxonomy9.03 Ratings00 Ratings
SEO support8.04 Ratings00 Ratings
Bulk management7.03 Ratings00 Ratings
Availability / breadth of extensions9.04 Ratings00 Ratings
Community / comment management10.03 Ratings00 Ratings
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User Ratings
DNN PlatformWebWave
Likelihood to Recommend
9.0
(4 ratings)
8.6
(52 ratings)
Usability
-
(0 ratings)
10.0
(1 ratings)
Support Rating
-
(0 ratings)
5.5
(2 ratings)
User Testimonials
DNN PlatformWebWave
Likelihood to Recommend
DNN
DNN [Platform] is great for organizations of any size who wish to have a robust CMS to manage their site. DNN is not ideal for a small site that is better suited to a super easy to user interface such as Wix. DNN [Platform] is plenty strong enough for enterprises and large entities.
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WebWave
The WYSIWYG web builder marketspace is saturated, but there
are not many solutions out there that eschew table-based design in favor of letting
creators build sites where anything goes wherever you want. You’ll likely want
to skip this product if you need a plug-and-play solution where everything is
automatically responsively. However, if you have an eye for design, love
creative control, and like to sweat the details until you have made the perfect
website, WebWave is a must buy.
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Pros
DNN
  • Very easy to use CMS - Ease of use is paramount with CMS products to minimise on support calls. Also the template structure of pages ensures that content editors cannot inadvertently corrupt the layout of the page.
  • Powerful application framework - The existence of APIs for all functionality within the CMS provides limitless scope in terms of developing bespoke applications which sit within the CMS.
  • Commercially supported option available - For larger clients, the comfort factor of having a direct line to the developers of the application is a big selling point.
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WebWave
  • WebWave's site builder is the platform's truly innovative feature. I've never come across another service that deploys a layer-based approach in web design, as most of them usually deploy a grid-based system. This is an incredible alteration that ensures WebWave behaves much like a traditional graphic design tool, thereby resulting in an experience that is a lot more intuitive and instinctive. I believe this has the potential to radically change the way people approach no-code web design.
  • WebWave provides automatic, daily backups and a free SSL certificate for every website. This results in excellent security.
  • WebWave's support team is first-class! I had some teething-issues in the beginning, but the support team quickly got me back on track.
  • WebWave's community/forum is an excellent place to vote and request new features. This proves the development team is committed to making WebWave better by listening to their users.
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Cons
DNN
  • Out of the box, it has some modules, but not enough unless you do a paid version.
  • The support is a bit slow.
  • The menuing can be confusing and terms used a bit strange. which makes training difficult.
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WebWave
  • Some scope for improvement in UX (colors are not very appealing). It is simple to use but design is a little dated. Especially in the builder section, I'd like to see modern design for buttons and maybe gradients also: as this is where visual motivation is also important
  • Some edits take effect only after pressing OK. That should be eliminated as it's an unnecessary addition. It's also kind of annoying to do that again and again, which can add up to a lot as we do so many small tweaks while building the website.
  • Few things (maybe glitches) in design. The rectangle below the footer was uneditable for me. I spent quite some time trying to figure it out so I'm convinced it's a glitch.
  • Website speed should be increased.
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Usability
DNN
No answers on this topic
WebWave
Very easy to use, intuitive, has many options and plug-ins, and is cheap.
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Support Rating
DNN
No answers on this topic
WebWave
1. The support person does not seem to understand the issues, and seems like they go off to talk to somebody and revert back every 5 to 10 minutes. It takes up a lot of time. 2. There is a lack of reading material to address simple issues like changing the website name in the dashboard, pasting a code, etc.
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Alternatives Considered
DNN
My experience with Joomla! was over six years ago so a lot could have changed. However, I prefer DNN over Joomla because DNN offers more modules and a better administration user interface.
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WebWave
WordPress is a more flexible and adaptive content management system than Webwave. In addition to the functionalities that are already built-in, I am unable to add any customizable plugins or add-ons. However, in the majority of cases, the inherent features of Webwave are sufficient for developing a website that serves its intended purpose. Webwave also makes it possible for you to add animations and the appearance of each of your design elements, whereas WordPress builders require additional plugins in order for users to access most of such capabilities. Webwave has several essential design features available internally, thus saving money and time.
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Return on Investment
DNN
  • DNN helps us win bids on projects through the improvements the community has done over the past few years; we were ready to scrap it all together but it has made great strides
  • DNN's community has come back and is actively working to improve and expand the capabilities of the cms
  • on a negative note, the confusion between evoq and dnn has caused us headaches
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WebWave
  • saved 30 hours per year per site (previously I had to manually run updates and check if everything is fine)
  • earns money for me without a touch (thanks to automatic billing of my customers for hosting and support) - additional (ca.) 120 USD per year per site
  • no negatives so far
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ScreenShots

WebWave Screenshots

Screenshot of Customize the interfaceScreenshot of Edit desktop websiteScreenshot of Edit mobile websiteScreenshot of Free stock imagesScreenshot of InterfaceScreenshot of Layers panel