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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...


Getting the Most Out of Your Google Analytics DNN Integration

Getting the Most Out of Your Google Analytics DNN Integration

Google Analytics is often taken-for-granted in too many ways. When the average company thinks about Google Analytics, they simply ensure their Google Analytics code is in place and they keep track of what I refer to as vanity metrics. Copy. Paste. Done, right? Vanity metrics are quite deceiving, to be honest, and you’re only scratching the surface with what you could (and probably should) be doing with Google Analytics. In this article, we’re going to discuss how to dive deeper into your Google Analytics integration to grow your business.


CMS State of the Union: Data-Based Insights From the Past Two Years

CMS State of the Union 2017

If you didn’t already know, CMS is an acronym for “content management system.”  A CMS is used by many developers, consultancies, and companies to build their website.  It’s an incredibly common thing to do, as any flavor of CMS you choose will always save you effort and money, compared to building a website from nothing.  This is especially true if you look at the lifetime investment of your website.  Using a CMS framework or solution of some kind just seems to make sense.  After all, this is what I’ve built my own career upon since 2001.  However, then, CMS was known as a portal or portal framework.  That’s a long time ago, so it’s not a bad idea to take stock of things every now and thing to see if what you’re doing is the correct thing.  To this end, I asked myself, “How is CMS doing right now, and does it make sense to still be doing CMS-related work in the future?”


DNN Hangout - May 2015 - Mandeeps Presents the New Live Forms Module

Mandeeps Presents: The New Live Forms Module

In this episode, we have the pleasure to speak with another veteran of the DNN community, Mandeep Singh.  Mandeep is the CEO and founder of Mandeeps, one of the most successful and seasoned vendors in the DNN ecosystem.  Like some of our previous guests, Mandeep has been using DNN since the beginning – and it shows.  He and his team have been extremely successful in building up a large following of customers due to their focus on usability and support.  As you’ll soon find out, they are raising the bar with the latest Live Forms release.


The New WillStrohl.com - Now Responsive With Acceptable Page Load Times

WillStrohl.com on a mobile device

It’s been several years since I last updated the skin on my site.  Thanks to Ralph Williams, the site is looking really good again and it’s responsive.  If you need a new design for your site, I highly recommend him.  However, the process to get to this blog post was quite tumultuous – chock full of hours troubleshooting and continuous frustration spread over the past week.  Simply put, my site “appeared” to be loading okay whenever I came to it, but I rarely browsed my own site.  The process of rolling out my new design had revealed to me that this couldn’t be further from the truth. 


Telerik Insider Program

There has been a program offered by Telerik for some time now, where they will sponsor speakers to give presentations to user groups and code camps.  This was partially an effort to further ensure the quality and existence of user groups since they saw a decline in user group activity in 2008.  The list was never very long, but until now, I didn’t realize how short the list really is.  Telerik announced their Insiders Program today.

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Use jQueryPad For Your jQuery Editor

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This will be a quick post.  I just wanted to let all of my readers know about a tool that Rob Chartier found today.  It’s called jQueryPad.  This is an editor built specifically for jQuery developers to use to build out any jQuery code that they want.  Although I have two specific features on my personal wish list, this tool is outstanding!