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Windows URL Rewriting – How to rewrite for Windows

Sunday, August 24th, 2008

Isapi RewriteBeing .NET developers, we have always had the problem of rewriting URL’s. Websites hosted on an Apache web server have no problem as you have the use of the .htaccess file, a file which has many uses, including the ability to rewrite URL’s.

If you are not sure what URL rewriting is to begin with, it is the process of changing a URL’s appearance, usually to shorter and cleaner URL. The reason for doing this usually comes back to the topic of Search Engine Optimisation, or SEO. URL’s that are shorter in length, are words rather then numbers, and are words that relate to the content of the page are not only going to benefit you massively through SEO, but the URL’s will be much easier for your users to remember and type in. There are many other uses and reasons to rewrite URL’s that people use however I won’t go into detail here.

SEO Friendly Scrollbar Tutorial

Saturday, January 5th, 2008

A scrollbar can be a very useful tool in many web design situations. There are many websites that have areas with fixed height, and so without a scrollbar the amount of text or content that you can place in these areas is very limited. A perfect example is aurifyclothing.com – if you take a look you will be able to see the main cell area has a scrollbar in place, to allow us to add as much text and content as we want, without increasing the height.

 
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