How to Display Your Twitter Feed using ASP.NET

UPDATE 3/23/2010 - Ricky from Twitterizer commented below noting that basic authentication will soon go away via Twitter and OAUTH will be required. Note that the code below will only work for a few months. We will post an updated code-example soon. As I write this article, It's about 75 degrees and Sunny outside. When I should be going out on a … [Read more...]

How to Implement an ASP.NET Color Picker

One of the components of the 360 Web Content Management System (website in progress) that I wanted to develop was an events calendar that allowed you to post events into color-coded categories. You can see a demo of it here. At first, I had it so that users would manually enter in a 6-character HTML color code, but it was very non-intuitive for … [Read more...]

Make A Quick & Easy Testing Environment for Joomla, Magento, WordPress and Other Open Source Web-Applications

Earlier this week, I wrote up a tutorial about how to make a testing environment for Joomla on the windows platform. I went through the instructions of setting up WAMP, making the database, and installing and configuring Joomla. It turns out there's a much easier way to create a testing environment for Joomla, Magento, MySQL, Lamp, Moodle, … [Read more...]

Search Engine Optimization (SEO) Your WordPress Blog or Website

WordPress is without a doubt the most popular blogging platform on the web. It's easy to use, relatively secure, very extensible and best of all free. Unfortunately, it's not optimized for search engines terribly well out of the box. The URLs that it generates don't have any keywords in them. There's no way to customize titles and meta-data on a … [Read more...]

How to Build a Joomla Testing Environment on Windows

In the next couple of weeks, I'm planning on developing a Joomla 1.5 module so that I can flex my PHP muscles and get some more experience developing for Joomla. As part of this, It will be very helpful to have a local environment where I can test out the component that I'm plan on making. The process of setting up a Joomla testbed isn't that … [Read more...]

360 WebCMS Feature Look: Multisite Management

I've spent the better part of the last 3 months developing the new version of our company's content management system that's called "360 WebCMS". It's a product that Factor 360 has and is used to develop all of our client websites. One of the cool features that I built into it was multi-site management. Essentially, one copy of the CMS can power … [Read more...]