Will "the Mighty" Strohl

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My name is Will Strohl. I'm a former employee of DNN Corp., a leader, personal branding expert, technologist, gamer, and more...


Lightbox Gallery Module for DotNetNuke Version 01.10.00 Released

Lightbox Gallery Module for DotNetNuke

It’s that time again…  This is one of my more popular modules, so I need to make sure it gets some attention from time to time.  There was plenty to do too.  Thankfully, all of the scoped updates for this release were fairly easy to implement, requiring minimal time.  Don’t tell anyone I said that though…  It was really, really hard work!  Hahaha!


Media Module Version 04.02.00 Released

DotNetNuke Media Module

The next version of the Media Module for DotNetNuke is once again here!  In previous releases, ground-breaking features like oEmbed were added.  In future releases, expect to see mobile rendering and HTML5 to be in the mix.  Today, there were a handful of things that needed to be taken care of before taking this module to the next level.


Open Graph Protocol Module for DotNetNuke Version 01.01.01 Released

People Sharing Content

First, I would like to thank everyone for the feedback and support since the original release of this module.  It’s been quite interesting.  This module has many things planned for it, but I did want to make sure it lived in the wild for a bit to fix any issues that have been found before I begin adding more features.  As it turns out, there were two significant fixes that were required.


Open Graph Protocol Module for DotNetNuke Released

Sharing Content on a Tablet

Many of you are not even aware that the Open Graph Protocol even exists.  However, it has been the backbone of inter-connected websites ever since social sharing of content and web pages has existed.  This is the standard that Facebook, Google+, and others have adopted to properly connect, share, and display content from site to site when a visitor decides to share it.  Of course, like any other standard, every site varies on how well they adopt this particular standard. 


Media Module Version 04.01.00 Released

Erik van Ballegoij shows his picture of me taking his picture

It’s once again been a while, but this version of the Media Module for DotNetNuke has been sitting in the hopper for a while.  Since before DNN 6.0 was released!  As of this moment, I am proud to say that the next version of the Media Module is available to you in the form of version 04.01.00.


My DotNetNuke World 2011 Pictures

Clint Patterson shooting an arrow at DotNetNuke World

Any of you that attended DotNetNuke World this year would probably agree… There were few moments when you didn’t see me holding a camera.  Most often, I was pointing it at you too, hoping to catch you having the fun time that we all know you were.  While I am not a professional photographer, I definitely do my best to create the best images possible.  Hopefully the pictures below reflect that.


DotNetNuke Then and Now Videos

From DotNetNuke 3 to DotNetNuke 6

If you’ve been in the DotNetNuke community for as long as I have and attend any event, you have undoubtedly run into people that haven’t used DNN in years.  In fact, the most common type of person I run into with this situation is someone that last looked at DotNetNuke when it was version 3!  I wanted to take some time and generate some videos to hopefully invite those people back to take a new look at what is essentially a totally different platform today!


Restrictive Versus Non-Restrictive Open Source Licenses

I am by no means an expert on open source licenses.  I am not a lawyer.  I have, however, been part of the overall open source software community since roughly around 1999 or 2000.  During this time, I’ve dealt with open source software almost exclusively.  It’s a blur at this point.  I began at a time where PHP was king, and Microsoft’s (now Classic) ASP was trying to get in on the party.  Long story short, I found out immediately that I loved open source software and I never looked back. 


Two Mobile-Centric DotNetNuke Sessions Coming to BayDUG

Website on a Tablet

We just had the first Bay Area DotNetNuke User Group (BayDUG) meeting after having a break for over a year now.  It was a great presentation.  Chris Hammond did an overview of the features that DotNetNuke now offers to people that enable them to being rolling out their mobile-friendly websites.  As great as the overview was, it was missing something…  Why would you use one feature over another?  What should I think about before deciding the “best way” for my website when building my mobile-friendly site?


DotNetNuke World 2011: My Presentation

Will Strohl speaking at DotNetNuke World 2011

I look forward to many things at DotNetNuke World – the networking, the events, the people, and more.  But one of the things I enjoy immensely is preparing a presentation for people.  This year, my presentation for DNN World was DotNetNuke Widgets, from A to Z.  Widgets (a.k.a., skin widgets) in DNN are largely misunderstood and seldom used.