Google's Starting to Scare Me

OK, Google, I know you’re listening, but I don’t know whether to tell you to keep up the good work, or to stop taking every idea I have and turn it into a built in feature of your site!

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MSDN Library on Application Architecture

When I think of sources for information on application architecture, I rarely think MSDN Library, but I did find the article on Designing Data Tier Components and Passing Data Through Tiers for .Net applications to be full of useful information and design considerations.

Reverse DNS Lookup from ASP.Net

My client needs to be able to restrict page content based on the client machine name on their intranet site. I knew that you could get the IP address from the REMOTE_HOST HTTP header, and some exploration of the System.Net namespace revealed that you can use the System.Net.Dns.GetHostByAddress method to perform a reverse DNS look […]

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Listmania

I’ve been looking for a reliable CSS horizontal list to replace single row tables for layout of things like navigation menus. So far, though, I haven’t trusted a lot of the ones I’ve seen on the web to work in most browsers. That is, until I found Listmaniac’s browser support chart, which identifies browser compliance […]

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CSS Positioning – Return of the Browser Wars?

A la A List Apart, I have been updating my presentation layer coding techniques to be compliant with modern XHTML and CSS standards. While I can certainly appreciate that adhering to these standards results in cleaner code that is easier to maintain, I have found that where element posisitioning is concerned I end up mired […]

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Page not found

The Perfect 404 describes how to let your users know in a friendly way that they’ve found a broken link on your site and includes some good tips on what to do and what not to do when crafting your custom 404 page. Another useful resource is this list of all HTTP error codes and […]

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