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Press75 Massive News WordPress Theme Giveaway

Congrats to @warstwydotcom as the lucky winner of this contest! I am proud to announce that beginning today I am holding a contest for a single copy of Massive News from Press75. The drawing will take place on 15 February 2010. Theme Requirements Massive News requires WordPress 2.8+, MySQL 5+ and PHP 5+ with GD Support enabled in order to function properly. If you’re not sure that your hosting environment will support the Massive News theme, you can download the free requirements check plugin HERE. Simply upload then activate the plugin after which a message will be displayed telling you … Continue reading

Printer Friendly Web Pages

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While I personally do print a great deal of web pages I do find myself from time to time running across an article that I want to to keep and a bookmark is something I do not want to use. Print is something that you can file away to ensure that the information is available to you at any point in time. The one thing that drives me nuts is those sites that do not provide printer friendly versions of content or if they do it contains logos and other unnecessary images. Everyone has their own idea when it comes … Continue reading

Best Practices: Visual Studio .NET Project Naming Standards

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If you have not adopted a best practice when it comes to naming your solution and projects within Visual Studio .NET, I urge you to take a moment a think about this subject. As anyone will tell you best practices are worth their weight in gold and why would anyone not want to review what others has determined that works? By doing so you are not doomed to make the same mistakes. I believe a great place to start is the .NET Framework Class Library itself. By looking at this framework you will notice that the namespaces are grouped by … Continue reading

WPtouch: A Top Notch WordPress Mobile Theme

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If you have been looking for a mobile theme for WordPress then look no more as Brave New Code has you covered. I have been using this theme for some time and I must say that I have been pleased with both its functionality and performance. WPtouch automatically transforms your WordPress blog into a web-application experience when viewed from an iPhone, iPod touch or Android mobile device. It comes complete with all the standard WordPress blog features: search, login, categories, tags, archives, photos & more. WPtouch also offers many customization features through a beautifully designed WordPress admin panel. To give … Continue reading

How To Achieve Website Optimization

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Why should you care about optimization when it comes to your website? Should it really be a surprise to learn that your visitors are impatient and wants what they want immediately? I think not. We have become a society of faster is better therefore you should take every approach possible to get your data rendered as quickly as possible to keep the visitors attention. By doing so you can feel proud of your work while at the same time increasing your user base. When it comes down to it isn’t the goal to generate as much traffic as possible? Now … Continue reading

Software Architecture Questions and Answers

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Software architecture serves as the blueprint for both the system and the project developing it, defining the work assignments that must be carried out by design and implementation parties. The architecture is the primary carrier of system qualities, such as performance, scalability, and security, none of which can be achieved without a common vision. Architecture is an artifact for early analysis to make sure that the design approach will yield an acceptable system. Architecture holds the key to post deployment system understanding and maintenance. Basically, it is the conceptual foundation that binds every phase of the project together. (Q) What … Continue reading