• Security+ Certified

    I am now Security+ Certified as of June 29th 2010.


    View Cert. Online

    2010.07.27 / no responses / Category: Uncategorized

  • SEO Tips From Seo5 Consulting: Let Your Business Get The Exposure It Deserves

    SEO tips are important for every one of todays businesses. With expert advice from the SEO5 Consulting blog, its never been easier to learn how to ensure the success of your companys advertising efforts.

    Here are a few of the areas in which SEO tips from SEO5 can help your business:

    Affiliate Marketing Affiliate marketing helps you to get the most out your business relationships. Make money and advertise at the same time by linking with your affiliates.

    Email Marketing We give you essential tips on how to make your email advertising campaigns successful.

    Blog Marketing Your business can benefit from a blog. Advertise new products and services, post your thoughts or write about your industry a blog is always a great way to drum up attention.

    Pay-Per-Click Implementing pay-per-click advertising helps make money for your business in one of the simplest fashions possible.

    Link Building Let our SEO tips aid you in understanding link building. Gain publicity and ensure you show up in search engine rankings!

    Social Media Marketing Social media is one of the webs biggest trends and knowing how to use it as part of your business strategy is essential.

    Web Analytics You cant take full advantage of internet business without understanding your audience and/or client base. SEO5 Consulting makes web analytics easy.

    Online Reputation Management You take care to ensure that your business is well represented in the real world. Make sure your reputation is established online too.

    Effective Online Marketing Our staff is skilled and knowledgeable in internet business. We are able to give you great advice on how to get the most out of your online marketing efforts by clearly outlining important strategies and SEO tips.

    The SEO5 Consulting blog gives our readers numerous benefits that are able to increase their marketing presence and improve the effectiveness of their business. Here are a few of them:

    Free advice about online marketing strategies SEO5 Consulting wants to share our knowledge with every visitor. Thats why weve made our SEO tips completely free. Theres no reason not to visit!

    New articles, regularly added to the SEO5 Consulting blog We keep you completely up to date with the latest techniques and strategies from the online marketing world. The SEO5 Consulting blog always has new information for readers to discover.

    All aspects of online marketing covered – SEO5 Consulting is well-versed in every aspect of online marketing. The SEO tips at our blog are comprehensive too, guaranteeing a wide range of material, perfect for your business requirements.

    Help with applying these new tactics to your business marketing strategy Our SEO tips arent any good if theyre not put into use! SEO5 Consulting doesnt just tell you great marketing tactics we also can help you to properly implement them as part of your business strategy.

    Check in at the SEO5 Consulting blog often to find effective advice on online marketing topics. Our SEO tips give your business the information it needs to excel on the internet.

    Visit the Seo5Consulting for all SEO Tips and Consulting needs.

    Read more: http://www.articlesnatch.com/Article/Seo-Tips-From-Seo5-Consulting–Let-Your-Business-Get-The-Exposure-It-Deserves/1051468#ixzz0k0Rao94J
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    2010.04.03 / no responses / Category: Uncategorized

  • Taking an ASP.NET Site Offline with a Message

    I was surfing the net looking for some code, when I stumbled across this tip on how to take your ASP.NET Site/Application offline, and display a message. I will just quote the site/author, so please read the below quote.

    This was another one that I was literally beside myself that I didn’t know this one before. A fellow business partner of mine named James Sutton mentioned this one to me. This one’s been around since ASP.NET 2.0 as well. If you have an ASP.NET web application site, and you place a text file named “app_offline.htm” in the root of the site, all requests to that website will redirect to that app_offline.htm file. Basically, if you need to take an entire ASP.NET site offline, you can place some nice message in that file. Then, any new requests to a URL, any URL, in that website will redirect to that file allowing you to do maintenance to the site, upgrades, or whatever. It is not really a redirect though. ASP.NET essentially shuts down the site, unloads it from the server, and stops processing any requests to that site. That is, until you delete the app_offline.htm file – then things will continue as normal and your ASP.NET site will load up and start serving requests again.

    A super-cool side effect of this is that any files that are locked by the site, such as a database or other resources, are freed since the application domain has been unloaded from the server. This allows you to remove the locks from those files and replace them, without the need to do a full IISRESET, taking down other sites on the server. One thing to keep in mind with this file however, make sure you out enough content in it so it is larger than 512 bytes or IE will consider it a 404 and will display the 404 instead of the contents of your app_offline.htm file.

    I love coming across new tricks like this, but it does make me wonder, why didn’t I know about these before?

    You can find more tips and other useful information like this at Ryan Farley’ site ryanfarley.com.

    2010.01.22 / no responses / Category: Uncategorized

  • Web Design Page Updated

    I’ve finally gotten around to posting some sites that I’ve designed. So be sure to checkout my “Web Design” page for all the details.

    Samples:

    2009.12.19 / no responses / Category: Web Design

  • ASP.NET Auto Logon

    Looking for how to auto logon a user into your web app? Try using this snip-it of code.


    FormsAuthentication.SetAuthCookie("usernamehere", True)

    I will work on a sample application to demonstrate how you can use this. Note that you can use this to login a user, that is not actualy registered with your application. You may want to run some kind of verification. Also, the best place to use this is in the “Login.aspx” file, given your using the .NET Login/Membership class.

    2009.08.20 / no responses / Category: VB.NET, Windows

  • Hide Menu Items Based on User Role…

    You can hid menu items in ASP.NET based on the current user roll. To do this, you have to configure the web.sitemap and web.config files. This example assumes you have roles setup for your site/application. So, lets get started.

    In your web.sitemap file, add the roll=”RoleName” to the end of every “siteMapNode” that you want to restrict. Please note that if you do not want to restrict a page, set roll=”*”, to enable the page for all users.

    Once you have setup your web.sitemap file, proceed to configure your web.config file. You will need to add the following code to your web.config file.


    <siteMap enabled="true">
    <providers>
    <clear/>
    <add siteMapFile="Web.sitemap" name="AspNetXmlSiteMapProvider"
    type="System.Web.XmlSiteMapProvider" securityTrimmingEnabled="true"/>
    </providers>
    </siteMap>

    This will hide the menu item according to the user role. Congratulations, you now have a role driven menu system for your site/application.

    2009.08.15 / no responses / Category: VB.NET

  • IE8 Bug

    Recently, Windows pushed IE8 down to my Windows XP box. So, I installed it (even though I don’t use it.) After installing, I restarted my system. When I opened IE8, I got an error message that said…

    A Program on your computer has corrupted your default search provider setting for Internet Explorer

    I thought this is funny(Not). So, I tried to set Google as my default search engine, and it wouldn’t let me do that. I tried uninstalling Google as an option, and then re-installing it. Nothing seemed to work. So, after doing some digging, I found the solution on http://blog.kirb.us. He had an article titled after the error message. It’s a simple fix to the problem, but you do have to go into the system registry to apply the fix.

    The second problem I had with IE8 is, it wouldn’t render Google’s page correctly. After doing some more digging around, I found the solution at “http://www.ejabs.com/2009/03/fix-tiny-forms-in-ie8/”:http://www.ejabs.com/2009/03/fix-tiny-forms-in-ie8/. This was just the fix I needed.

    I must say I find it a little strange that IE8 forced me to use Microsoft Bing for my default search option, and there was no problem rendering the Bing.com web site. Maybe there is nothing to it, but maybe they are counting on those none techs (e.g. your parents) to not bother to search out for the fix, and therefore pickup those people as new Bing users. I wouldn’t put it past them. Need I remind you of “Microsoft v Netscape”:http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Browser_wars. So, I must tell you that I will not be switching to IE8 as my new browser. I will keep FireFox for that.

    2009.08.15 / 1 response / Category: Windows