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Check out the skinning contest that is going on at the DotNetNuke site and you can win some great prizes too! Good luck! Technorati Tags: DotNetNuke,Skinning ......

Posted On Tuesday, December 8, 2009 5:53 PM

Need ideas for a DotNetNuke Christmas gift?
I thought I would give a list of DotNetNuke Christmas gifts you could possibly buy for a client, co-worker or yourself. You can start with some Christmas skins that you could put on your site. The folks at All Dnn Skins has some skins for you to look at. Snowcovered has an array of Holiday skins as well. If you only want a Christmas skin for a period of time and want your skins to change automatically then you can take a look at PageChameleon which will do that for you. You can set the special day, ......

Posted On Thursday, November 26, 2009 9:51 AM

Not sure if you need the Professional version of DotNetNuke?
The DotNetNuke web hosters at PowerDNN have put together a nice 3 minute survey to analyze your needs on what version of DotNetNuke that you might need to have. The survey has 3 categories. 1. Website Size 2. Website Usage 3. Project Details With an easy UI of drop down lists, you just answer the questions listed in each category and then submit them to the site. After you submit, you'll get reasons why you should use either the Community or Professional Edition of DotNetNuke. Here's an example of ......

Posted On Thursday, November 19, 2009 7:14 AM

Is DotNetNuke getting female friendly?
So if you attended the Day of DotNetNuke in Tampa, FL last Saturday, you had to notice. There were many females in attendance. Some were there being good sports and attending with their husband/boyfriend. Some were web designers who wanted to learn about DotNetNuke. This was much different than past events that I’ve attended. I have spoken at many code camps in Florida and you have the typical geek whose overweight like me and has face hair or hasn’t shaved yet toting their laptops from room to room. ......

Posted On Saturday, June 20, 2009 3:21 PM

Day of DotNetNuke a HUGE SUCCESS!
Kudos to Will Strohl for the countless hours he put in to organize the Day of DotNetNuke held in Tampa, FL today. Thanks to the sponsors, speakers and volunteers who made the day a huge success. The official count for the day verified by Microsoft host Joe Healy was 138. Joe was a great host making everyone comfortable and he also was one of the speakers. Yes, Microsoft does love DotNetNuke! Joe would make a great WROX salesperson as he was trying to sell the WROX Professional DotNetNuke 5 book that ......

Posted On Saturday, June 13, 2009 8:42 PM

How to create easy DotNetNuke skins
I've been looking at this skinning creator program for $129.95 from Artisteer for a while now and sure enough DotNetNuke skinning rookies will be able to create their own skins and apply them on their own sites. It appears that the DotNetNuke community is starting to endorse this product as well. The product has been out for a while now and its advertised as a way to change your theme using Joomia, Drupal and WordPress. Now, they have added support for DotNetNuke skins and DotNetNuke users have started ......

Posted On Wednesday, October 21, 2009 10:04 AM

Day 2 of Dotnetnuke Training
Today I reviewed how to install dotnetnuke with my students. Word to the wise... Use the latest version of the starter kit. I ran into some problems today with some of my students who had the old version of the starter kit. The problem was a simple fix but with a class of 15 and only 45 minutes of class time, I didn't figure out what the problem was until the students left. I'll try to explain... The earlier version of the starter kit requires you to add a database to the project and to rename the ......

Posted On Tuesday, October 17, 2006 2:26 PM

Using dotnetnuke with high school students
Yesterday was the first day that I introduced dotnetnuke to my students. I'm using the curriculum that I wrote for Microsoft with them. I've discovered that there already are some changes in the dotnetnuke starterkit that was not there when I wrote the curriculum. The change is a good one because it makes an install to be a breeze without any modifications at all. In any event, I'll be blogging about the web design class that will be using the curriculum. The first day we talked about portals and ......

Posted On Tuesday, October 17, 2006 8:43 AM

Vista is coming to Orlando
Well Joe Healy from Microsoft will be coming to our annual Tech night to talk about Cool Features of Vista to our students and parents. Joe will be bringing an XBOX 360 to donate as a doorprize as well. Thanks Joe for participating.

Posted On Monday, October 16, 2006 7:49 AM

What is something that is longer than a magazine article and shorter than a book chapter?
What is something that is longer than a magazine article and shorter than a book chapter? Give up? It's a Wrox-Blox that Wiley has available online with some going for less than $10.00. Written by the best programmers in the their fields, Wrox Blox are short informational pieces and code that will help get you up-to-speed and keep you up-to-date. Build the knowledge you need quickly on a wide variety of topics. In the DotNetNuke world, there are several of these available for you to review and stay ......

Posted On Monday, October 12, 2009 11:55 AM

Kudos ODUG
Today marks the day when the Orlando DotNetNuke User group officially has 200 members. It was a year and half ago that I started this group with about 7 members who came and met on a Saturday morning to discuss issues relating to the best open source web portal, DotNetNuke. Will Strohl was there along with a co-worker. Will has been a great member and now great leader of the group. More recently, Will was in charge of putting together the Day of DotNetNuke held last month at the Microsoft Office ......

Posted On Wednesday, July 1, 2009 4:42 PM

Look for some changes in DotNetNuke 5 builds
There have been a couple of builds already for the new version 5.1 of DotNetNuke. On the DotNetNuke site, there is even a thread for users to discuss any problems they are having with the builds and they are encouraged to log their problems or suggestions on their Gemini site. The current build is 364 and there's already changes from the previous build. For example, here's the new Admin Settings: One change from the previous build is that Google Analytics is now located here. You could find this ......

Posted On Friday, May 22, 2009 10:45 AM

DotNetNuke 04.09.04 Upgrade
In the past, after backing up my SQL database and DNN site, I'd hold my breath when I upgraded my sites hoping and praying that all will be well after the upgrade. Today, I did the same when I upgraded to version 04.09.04. Low and behold, all did go well with the upgrade and the site came back up after the upgrade. Here's what the upgrade has to offer: What's New in 04.09.04 Major Highlights Fixed a major module caching issue which resulted in empty content for webcrawlers Improved performance of ......

Posted On Thursday, May 21, 2009 9:57 AM

Day of DotNetNuke speakers announced
ODUG President, Will Strohl, has been a busy guy lately organizing the Day Of DotNetNuke which will be held in Tampa, FL on Saturday, June 13th. There are 30 sessions planned for the day. Do you recognize any of these names as authors, Code Camp Speakers, Microsoft MVP's, Forum Contributors, DotNetNuke Leaders? Joe Brinkman Chris Hammond Stan Schultes Cuong Dang Darrell Hardy David Pablicko Gifford Watkins Henry Lee Jeff Cochran Jim Begley Joe Healy Mitchell Sellers Paul Scarlett Ralph Williams Ryan ......

Posted On Monday, May 18, 2009 7:35 AM

Are you an Administrator of a DotNetNuke site?
Do you care about security? You should and you should also stay updated on security issues with the platform that you have your site on. That's why you need to come to the Security Bulletins Policy section on the DotNetNuke site to stay current on any potential threats. Here's what they go through and evaluate issues: Severity Levels Each confirmed issue is first assigned a severity level (Critical, Moderate, or Low) corresponding to its potential impact on the security of DotNetNuke installations. ......

Posted On Friday, May 8, 2009 8:41 AM

Nik Kalyani-DotNetNuke Webinar Review
So I just spent an hour attending the DotNetNuke Corporation Webinar entitled DotNetNuke Demonstration. Needless to say, I'm a fan of DotNetNuke and I can't get enough knowledge of the product. Nik began the session by defining what the product DotNetNuke is and how easy it was to design a site. He then gave a brief explanation of the community and professional version of DotNetNuke. Next, he spoke briefly of the technology used which consisted of DotNetNuke, ASP.NET, .NET. IIS, a Windows Server ......

Posted On Thursday, May 7, 2009 2:20 PM

Upcoming DotNetNuke Webinar
DotNetNuke Co-Founder, Nik Kalyani will be the leader for a series of Webinars. Here's the schedule: Title Time and Date Presenter Registration DotNetNuke Demonstration10 am PDT, May 7 (World Time)Nik Kalyani, Co-founderClick Here DotNetNuke Demonstration10 am PDT, May 21 (World Time)Nik Kalyani, Co-founderClick Here DotNetNuke Deep Dive10 am PDT, June 3 (World Time)TBDComing Soon Sign up & learn more from Nik. Technorati Tags: Webinar, DotNetNuke ......

Posted On Monday, May 4, 2009 1:38 PM

DotNetNuke 5 Skin Objects
Timo Breumelhof, DotNetNuke Skinning Group Lead has put together a nice table on the list of skin objects for DotNetNuke 5. He blogged about it here and you can find the guide here. Technorati Tags: DotNetNuke,Skinning ......

Posted On Thursday, April 16, 2009 6:40 PM

Huge DotNetNuke Event being planned in Florida in June
Last June, there was a big event at the Orlando Convention Center called DotNetNuke OpenForce. This June there is going to be a bigger DotNetNuke event called Day of DotNetNuke which will be held in Tampa, FL on Saturday June 13th. All the authors that wrote the book Professional DotNetNuke 5 will be speaking along with many other DotNetNuke pro's. There are two tracks being planned for the day. The Orlando DotNetNuke User Group is in charge of the event with help from Microsoft Evangelist Joe Healy. ......

Posted On Saturday, April 11, 2009 7:55 PM

DotNetNuke Community Edition 4.9.3 New Release Features
Major Highlights Add Office 2007 File Extensions to default allowable file extensions in Host Settings Add reference to SQL Server 2008 to Install Wizard to make it clear that SQL Server 2008 is supported Moved Whats New Module/Page to Host menu as it contains content which is not applicable to the Administrator Corrected a problem with "Auto" installation option which would occur when using a non-dbo database user Inline updates to Text/HTML were not HTML encoded when stored in the database App_Browser ......

Posted On Tuesday, April 7, 2009 4:31 PM

Orlando Code Camp Talk
Yesterday was the fifth Orlando Code Camp put together by the good folks at the Orlando .NET user group. This was the fourth time that I've had the opportunity to speak at this code camp. I remember one year, I was the only one speaking on DotNetNuke and yesterday there were six sessions going on covering various topics in DotNetNuke. There were over 500 registered before the event and there several walk on people who just showed up. The event took place at Seminole Community College in Sanford, ......

Posted On Sunday, March 29, 2009 4:19 PM

Throw out the trash in DotNetNuke
First of all, let's admit that the biggest fear we all have when using a computer is a working computer. Let's eliminate any computer problems and go right to it. Deleting something and then later realizing that you didn't want to delete it. Like a page or module when using DotNetNuke. If you are an administrator of your DotNetNuke site, you can go to to Admin->Recycle Bin to do this. Over on the DotNetNuke site, you can view some of the help that they have there for this. Here's a listing of ......

Posted On Monday, March 9, 2009 2:50 PM

Another teacher uses dotnetnuke
I came across computer science teacher at Ranchview High School Chris McNally's website that he created using dotnetnuke. On it, he has information about his courses, a blog, daily assignments, downloads and much more.Kudos to Chris for using dotnetnuke which is a free opensource web portal that you can download at dotnetnuke.com. You can find Ranchview's site at www.ranchviewcs.org. Over the summer, I completed some curriculum in dotnetnuke which other teachers could use with their students. Drop ......

Posted On Monday, September 4, 2006 10:45 AM

So what do you call a couple hundred geeks meeting on a Saturday?
A code camp! That's what was going on yesterday at the University of Central Florida in Orlando, FL. This Microsoft event brings out developers from around the state to meet for a day and just talk about technology. There were several tracks to choose from and plenty of time to mingle with colleagues during the day and at night if you wanted. I had an opportunity to speak during one of the tracks on dotnetnukes modules. It was a lot of fun for me to do this. More importantly was the fact that I met ......

Posted On Sunday, March 26, 2006 11:39 AM

Change your default favicon in DotNetNuke
Have you noticed the tiny graphic image aside of your address bar when you load up your DotNetNuke site in your browser that looks like this? By default, you'll have a file called favicon.ico located in your folder where you installed DotNetNuke. Many developers have learned how to change this ico file to another image that identifies your website and it's fairly easy to do. A favicon is seen by the browser aside of your URL. It's only 16x16 pixel square icon. Once you find the favicon.ico file in ......

Posted On Thursday, February 26, 2009 12:15 PM

New version of DotNetNuke almost ready
According to Joe Brinkman's blog today, look for Monday, February 23rd for  the release of DotNetNuke 5.0.1. A number of fixes have been made to the product.
Joe also announced that the new roadmap for our 2009 development which will be updating shortly on the DotNetNuke.com website.

Posted On Friday, February 13, 2009 1:32 PM

South Florida Code Camp on Saturday
I just received an email that there are 72 sessions for this code camp and registrations should break 700. Several years ago, I spoke at this code camp in Ft. Lauderdale, FL and the numbers were very impressive. I remember code camps being small and very intimate but the need for knowledge is there and many people come out for them in recent years. I look forward to seeing the co-authors for the new DotNetNuke version 5 book. Darrell Hardy, Ryan Morgan, and Stan Schultes will be presenting at the ......

Posted On Wednesday, February 4, 2009 7:36 AM

Orlando DotNetNuke User group reaches a milestone
Who would every believe that our local DotNetNuke user group membership would reach 100 online users. During the summer of 2007, I wanted to start a local DotNetNuke user group in our area. I first went to the DotNetNuke site and clicked on the Join A User Group Today link. At that location, you can find a local existing user group or start your own. We started our meetings on a Saturday after I constantly polled new members as to when they wanted to have a meeting. You can't please everyone on a ......

Posted On Wednesday, December 10, 2008 8:43 AM

ODUG Meeting Wrap Up
Will Strohl did a great job hosting the Orlando DotNetNuke User Group meeting last night at ABC Fine Wines & Spirits Office in Orlando, FL. I left early for the meeting because I had no clue how long it would take to get across town during rush hour. I managed to get lost and called Will for help. I hate getting lost! In any event, it was a great meeting. David Bayer who is a search engine guru spoke about how he was using DotNetNuke with his clients.He spoke about innovative uses of the DNN ......

Posted On Friday, November 21, 2008 10:02 AM

$$ Big announcement regarding DotNetNuke $$
This was announced at Open Force: DotNetNuke Corporation Announces DotNetNuke® Professional Edition Commercially supported distribution of award-winning open source Web application framework will be available soon read more... Technorati Tags: DotNetNuke®,Open Force ......

Posted On Thursday, November 13, 2008 7:37 PM

New DotNetNuke Videos on JumpstartTv
Will Strohl whose the new President of the Orlando DotNetNuke User Group has created a series of videos to help users in the DotNetNuke community. Here's the list: What Is DotNetNuke®? - In this video, I attempt to give a brief overview of what DotNetNuke® is, and what it can do for you. DotNetNuke® Tour - An overview of some of the most common DotNetNuke® features. DotNetNuke® Terminology - Learn some of the "lingo" you might see used on the DotNetNuke® forums or documentation. Where Do I Download ......

Posted On Tuesday, October 28, 2008 3:12 PM

Learn about the DotNetNuke® Map Module
ODUG Vice President Kurt Amstutz will be talking about the recently released Map Module at next Tuesday's Orlando DotNetNuke User Group meeting. I've been busy writing my chapters for the DotNetNuke 5 book and didn't make the last meeting. I'll be at this one. I recruited Kurt last spring to put this presentation on. Here's some information on the module: The DotNetNuke® Map Module project is an initiative crafted from very popular smash up DotNetNuke® Map Module, originally called GoMap. The module, ......

Posted On Thursday, October 2, 2008 7:50 AM

New DotNetNuke Book coming out soon.... I'm one of the authors
Last month, an editor from Wrox book asked me if I was interested in writing a book on the new version of DotNetNuke which is still in beta. I really don't have the time to do a complete book (who does?) so I asked Darrell Hardy from Hardy Consulting, Tracy Wittenkeller from t-worx, and Microsoft MVP, Stan Schultes to help write some chapters. We all have signed contracts, gone to the photographer for our cover picture, and are diving into the new version of DotNetNuke to write our chapters. Our ......

Posted On Wednesday, August 27, 2008 7:17 AM

Off to San Antonio for the Computer Science & Information Technology Symposium
On Saturday, I'll be speaking to a group of teachers about how I use the open source portal DotNetNuke in my class. The event takes place in San Antonio and is sponsored by the Computer Science Teachers Association. The Computer Science & Information Technology Symposium provides professional development opportunities for high school and middle school computer science and computer applications teachers who need practical, relevant information to help them prepare their students for the future. ......

Posted On Tuesday, June 24, 2008 6:44 PM

Over a thousand are coming...
Joe Healy, the Microsoft genius, who has planned this upcoming weekend In Between Events, asked for a head count from all of us who have planned events for this coming weekend. I was asked some time ago to head up the DotNetNuke Events for the day and we have 173 coming to that event. The room sits 210 so we have room for more! There will be over 1200 coming for the Saturday and Sunday events. Check out the inbetween site to see what's going on. This event is free and the only thing you need to pay ......

Posted On Monday, June 2, 2008 6:38 PM

DotNetNuke Open Force Event Is Fast Approaching
So, if you happen to be in town (Orlando,FL) for pleasure, business or for the Tech Ed event, you must put the DotNetNuke Open Force Event on your calendar for Sunday, June 8th at the Orlando Convention Center. There will be sessions on how to learn DotNetNuke, how to install, how to skin, how to secure your site and on the newest version of DotNetNuke aka Cambrian. Finally, get your questions answered by the developers of DotNetNuke. Yes, Shaun Walker, Nik Kalyani, Scott Willhite and Joe Brinkman ......

Posted On Monday, May 19, 2008 1:27 PM

A hodgepodge of DotNetNuke Topics
The Orlando DotNetNuke User Group had a geat meeting on Saturday. The morning started early when Mike Webb and Dave Dyer made the trip in for 10 am from Vero Beach to Orlando. Dave was going to update the older version of DotNetNuke that Lake Highland Prep had running on their server to the current version and he wanted to view everything first before he started the intallation process. Dave had started the install process and just ran into one problem regarding the new folder structure and was able ......

Posted On Sunday, May 4, 2008 3:03 PM

Getting to Seattle for the Microsoft MVP Summit Day 1
I arrived early at the airport and met up with our Microsoft local leader Joe, Devfish, Healy. Joe was in high spirits banging away on his keyboard at 7 am! Joe drove from Tampa to Orlando to take the Alaskan Airlines direct flight to Seattle. Joe feels so committed to the MVP program that he makes sure he has money in his budget to go to this event and hook up with the user group leaders at this event. Shawn Weisfeld, a C# MVP and Onetug leader, was next to arrive at the gate. We all boarded the ......

Posted On Tuesday, April 15, 2008 9:36 AM

DotNetNuke Corporation Newsletter from Shawn Walker
It was nice to see that members of the Orlando DotNetNuke User Group were mentioned in the recent newsletter that Shawn Walker puts out. Under the section News Briefs you'll see Summer Training in Orlando Brian Scarbeau and DNNSPIRED owner teaming up for DNN training in June/July.. Also under User Activity you'll see that Will Strohl who goes by hismightiness is one of the top 10 posters on the dotnetnuke.com site. Way to go! User Activity Updated forum and registration stats from DotNetNuke.com: ......

Posted On Tuesday, March 25, 2008 10:46 AM

Orlando DotNetNuke User Group Well Represented At The Orlando Code Camp
There were a couple of hundred Code Campers on Saturday in Heathrow, FL at Seminole Community College. The day was jam packed with 56 sessions and 13 tracks. Kudos to Microsoft MVP Shawn Weisfeld for organizing the event and running around to make sure everything was working correctly. Another kudos to Microsoft DevFish Joe Healy for always trying to hook you up with someone he knows that would be a good network contact for you. I heard that the infamous Microsoft Guru Russ Fustino was there but ......

Posted On Sunday, March 23, 2008 9:37 AM

DotNetNuke® Summer workshop in Orlando, FL
I'll be teaming up with Mike Webb from www.cybreze.com to train users on DotNetNuke® this summer in Orlando, FL. Michael Webb has been building websites for large corporations, small businesses and individuals using DotNetNuke® since the beginning. His corporate experience spans over 24 years in sales and marketing with a focus on technology integration to allow businesses to provide top quality customer service and empower employees with the tools necessary to perform their tasks within their respective ......

Posted On Thursday, February 21, 2008 4:31 PM

Calling all Speakers
The Orlando Code Camp is currently looking for speakers and you can submit a session here. There were over 500 registered last code camp and it will be held on Saturday, March 22 at Seminole Community College in Sanford, FL. Here's the session that I submitted to present: Name of session: Best Resources to Learn DotNetNuke® Description: Now that you have downloaded DotNetNuke® how are you going to use it for your application. Where do you start? Where do you go for help? This session will have several ......

Posted On Friday, February 15, 2008 10:47 AM

Orlando Dotnetnuke User Group Meeting Update
There were eleven enthusiastic dotnetnukers who attended the first Orlando Dotnetnuke User group meeting at Lake Highland Prep School in Orlando today. Everyone has a different background of using dotnetnuke and all are eager tolearn more. The 1 1/2 hour meeting went by fast and after introductions we all agreed to meet on amonthly basis. Next month, on March 1, Mike Webb from DNNSpired.com will talk about the custom modules that his company has created. In April, Will Stohl will do an introduction ......

Posted On Saturday, February 2, 2008 2:51 PM

Plug for the Tampa Code Camp next month!
What is Code Camp? Code Camp is a FREE one day event held on Saturday July 14th 2007. This is the third year for Tampa Code Camp. The event will have speaker's from the local community and beyond. Speakers will be presenting some of the most requested topics like ASP.NET AJAX, Visual Studio Orcas, Silverlight, Widows Presentation Foundation, Sharepoint 2007 and SQL Server 2005. This event is like Tech-Ed for Free but it's community driven and its the only place you can get this content for free. ......

Posted On Sunday, June 17, 2007 7:34 PM

New Orlando, FL DOTNETNUKE USER GROUP
I have volunteered to start this local dotnetnuke user group. After speaking at a couple local Code Camps there are many users of dotnetnuke that are interested in this group as well so hopefully they will join. Here are reasons why you should join: Participating in a user group requires time, effort, leadership, dedication, and vision. However, ask almost any user group participant, and they’ll tell you it’s all worth it. Consider some of these reasons to get involved today: 1. Make friends.You’ve ......

Posted On Wednesday, May 30, 2007 7:52 AM

Kudos for a successful Orlando CodeCamp
On Saturday, there were close to 500 people at the Orlando Code Camp. The local INETA group did an outstanding job organizing this event. This group volunteers countless hours to make sure local developers get a first class experience of learning. The registration went smooth and directions around Seminole Community College got everyone to where they should go. Carl Franklin gave an amusing keynote about his background and there were several great speakers during the day. I had the opportunity to ......

Posted On Sunday, March 25, 2007 6:55 PM

Almost 500 geeks coming to the Orlando Code Camp
Hats off to Shawn Weisfeld and his crew for organizing what seams to be a great upcoming code camp this Saturday at Seminole Community College in Sanford, FL. Shawn is a Microsoft MVP and INETA leader and I saw him in passing last week in Seattle at the MVP Summit. He was chanting code camp, code camp in the halls! To date, there are 478 coming to a great event. There will be 52 Sessions, 38 speakers including 16 MVPs and 9 Authors. Where else can you get that kind of education for free. Here's the ......

Posted On Thursday, March 22, 2007 11:58 AM

Teaching ASP.NET Dotnetnuke
I have a new group of web design students that I'll be teaching dotnetnuke to. The first thing we'll do today is to install dotnetnuke. The latest starter kit version 4.4.1 from dotnetnuke.com has eliminated some of the steps that it use to take to use this open source portal software. The previous version required you to physically attach the database to the project using Visual Web Developer. That step has been completely eliminated and a straight install will give you a portal right away. You ......

Posted On Monday, March 5, 2007 9:33 AM

Orlando, FL Code Camp is next month!
I'll be speaking at this very popular code camp on Saturday, March 24th at Seminole Community College. My session will be on Best Practices to Learn Dotnetnuke. This session is geared toward helping you learn Dotnetnuke. Learn first hand how this Microsoft MVP was able to create a web portal for his students to use. He then developed curriculum for Microsoft Corporation. This curriculum is being used by high school and college students and is available to developers as well. Attend this session and ......

Posted On Sunday, February 11, 2007 6:56 AM

Final Evaluation of using Dotnetnuke with my web design class
Friday was the last day for my students and many of them had finished their dotnetnuke student web portal and were designing skins and containers. Some students didn't finish the complete portal and had a couple of lessons left to finish. Next semester, I'll give my students an additional week to start the lesson so all will be able to complete it. All in all, it was worth the time and effort to have my students create a professional portal using the tools that developers use in industry. One student ......

Posted On Tuesday, December 19, 2006 5:23 AM

Teaching DotNetNuke skins and containers
This week my students were learning how to create a new container for their dotnetnuke site and how to skin as well. Creating a container requires students to create a css file that includes the font, family style and color of the heading that they want. .CompSciContainerTitle { font-weight:bold; font-size:200%; color:#339933; } An html file is then created which includes An html file is created which includes: [SOLPARTACTIONS][TITLE][VIS... [SOLPARTACTIONS][TITLE][VIS... these are dotnetnuke ......

Posted On Tuesday, November 14, 2006 1:38 PM

Dotnetnuke Camtasia Videos
I have some videos that I created that I'd like to share with anyone interested. They follow the curriculum for the dotnetnuke coures I created. You can find the course here: https://www.mainfunction.com/Resources/resourceLibrary.aspx You can find the videos here: http://www.lhps.org/scarbeau/CamtasiaDNN/ Enjoy!

Posted On Friday, November 10, 2006 6:54 AM

Teaching different roles and security with dotnetnuke
Well, my students have successfully created a small module of their own using Visual Web Developer Express and have placed them on their page so we are now continuing our learnign of dotnetnuke. We now review the dotnetnuke accounts that can be created. In addition, we'll review the roles of the administrator and the host. The students will learn to modify the css that comes with dotnetnuke. They will also create a new portal for the student website they will be creating in a week. Next week will ......

Posted On Tuesday, November 7, 2006 11:25 AM

I think they are getting it....Learning dotnetnuke that is...
Yesterday, I gave my students their first test on what we were doing in our web design class using dotnetnuke. I was quite happy with the grading and the class average was an 86! The students learned how to build parent and child pages and learned how to place modules on those pages and modify the settings as well. In addition, they learned how to upload 3rd party modules and use them on pages as well. They will be building their own modules next week in class. My fingers are crossed that the success ......

Posted On Wednesday, November 1, 2006 12:28 PM

Teaching web programming to non programming students using Visual Web Developer
Yesterday I lectured to my web design students about web programming with Visual Web Developer and Visual Basic .NET. None of these students have ever programmed a computer to do anything before this class. I emphasize that point because I firmly believe that all students should be exposed to programming during their academic life to fully appreciate how the technology they use on a day to day basis was created. The students were using Visual Web Developer with the creation of the Comps Sci High ......

Posted On Tuesday, October 31, 2006 6:49 AM

Dotnetnuke workers must be in demand!
Because of my blogs on using dotnetnuke with my students, I received an e-mail from someone who works for an Employment Agency in New York. He was looking for some of my graduates who have exerience working with dotnetnuke. Needless to say, this was a great motivator to my students when I told them. However, when I e-mailed back to the agency they didn't realize that I was teaching high school students and not college students. Like I said, my students were really excited that someone was interested ......

Posted On Saturday, October 28, 2006 3:33 AM

Week 2 of learning dotnetnuke with high school students
This week my students learned how to create main pages and child pages. In addition, they learned how to add modules on each page. They loaded third party modules that don't come with dotnentuke as well. They are building a high school web portal for Comp Sci High. We have encountered some changes in the modules that come with the newer version of dotnetnuke that were not in the older version of the portal open source software. For example, there use to be a discussion module and now there is a forum ......

Posted On Thursday, October 26, 2006 10:44 AM

Learning to create pages with dotnetnuke
Now that all sites have been installed properly in the lab our learning begins. Students started to work on the CompSci High portal using dotnetnuke. They started to create pages and today they will add modules to some of the newly created pages. The curriculum has students using modules that come with dotnetnuke and some third party modules as well. By the end of next week, I'm hoping that the CompSci High site should be completed. Our voyage will then take us to learn how to create modules using ......

Posted On Friday, October 20, 2006 10:21 AM

High school students review of 6 Coding4Fun designs
This was a good assignment to do for my web design students. They have been learning how to create web pages with html and how to use dreamweaver to create pages and manage sites. In addition, they were trained on good design vs bad design. As mentioned in my last blog, this assignment was to review the 6 designs on Dan's blog and then review them as to what you liked about them and what you didn't. So here's what some of my students had to say about the designs: For the Coding4Fun website redesign, ......

Posted On Monday, September 25, 2006 6:15 AM

Orlando .NET CodeCamp- Saturday, March 25th

The Florida Code Camp is this Saturday and I'm already getting psyched up about it! I'm speaking during one of the sessions and I'm on a panel during the day on various topics related to dotnetnuke.

I'll place a link on my blog of the slides that I'll be using.

The organizers do an excellent job of putting this together.

If you happen to be in town, look us up!

Posted On Monday, March 20, 2006 2:34 PM

Dotnetnuke 4 webcast
Stan Schultes and Russ Fustino( you know the Tool Shed guy) did a great job on their introduction to Dotnetnuke 4 webcasts yesterday. This was a live webcast out of Tampa, FL. Stan is a developer in the Sarasota FL area and a big evangelist for dotnetnuke. I had Stan on my webcast when I taked about dotnetnuke architecture. In fact, Stan was my teacher over a year and a half ago at the Orlando Ineta dotnetnuke bootcamp. Go to his site and check it out ......

Posted On Tuesday, February 14, 2006 9:56 AM

What is a CodeCamp?
A Code Camp is basically an all day developer geekfest. There have been several of these CodeCamps in Florida and across the US. I had an opportunity to speak at a Code Camp that was held in Ft. Lauderdale last spring. It was a fun event usually held on a Saturday and its a FREE event too! This year there will be a Code Camp held on Saturday, March 25th at the University of Central Florida in Orlando, FL. Joe Healy from Microsoft has been the leader of the Florida events and the agenda has always ......

Posted On Thursday, February 9, 2006 4:49 AM

Installing Dotnetnuke Version 4.0.2 & Visual Web Developer
Today I had some time to install the latest version of dotnetnuke which uses ASP.NET 2.0. The installation was on a local pc and I must say it really was a breeze to install. I used the new starter kit that comes with this version and with instructions from Shawn Walker who is the leader of this open source project. Using Visual Web Developer is another plus especially for teachers who want to teach their students about web portals. You don't need to install IIs on each pc in the computer lab because ......

Posted On Thursday, January 26, 2006 12:53 PM

Dotnetnuke 3rd webcast on creating your own module
Yesterday was the third dotnetnuke webcast that I presented. It was on creating your own module using Visual Studio .NET. I asked Michael Flanakin whose a professional developer join me on the webcast to answer any questions on the newer version of dotnetnuke. He did a great job and I thank him for sharing his knowledge. Michael had so much fun on the webcast that he'll be joining me next Tuesday when I'll be talking about creating your own skins. I've been quite surprised at how many people participate ......

Posted On Wednesday, January 18, 2006 4:17 PM

My first dotnetnuke webcast
I am always up for doing things for the first time. Yesterday was the first time that I have ever instructed on a webcast. I am doing a series of six that I've blogged about before and it was an interesting experience for me. First off, I had no clue who was going to register for the webcast. Originally it was scheduled for high school computer science teachers and then Microsoft put it on their MSDN site. There were 125 who participated and stayed for the hour I was with them. I only wish I could ......

Posted On Wednesday, January 11, 2006 9:45 AM

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