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How to setup 301 Redirects in IIS 7 for good SEO

How to setup 301 Redirects in IIS 7 for good SEO

Nov 14, 2011 by Paul White

Everybody knows that in order to properly preserve Google Page Rank when you are moving a page on a site, you need to perform a 301 Redirect to the new page, as this tells search engines this is a permanent move, and to record it into their index.  However few people realize the additional problem of duplicate content across multiple domains.  So if you have both your domain and your www subdomain pointing at the same site, its likely that google is penalizing you for this. So in this article I show you how to properly setup a website with multiple domains using IIS 7.5 and 301 redirects for good SEO.

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ABCPDF component HTML render is blank solution

Nov 7, 2011 by Paul White

Recently I had to migrate one of my clients from their VPS to my colocated box.  The Old box was windows Server 2003, and my server was Windows Server 2008 R2.  However after migrating the first of several sites, I noticed the ABCPDF component was not working properly.  Any request to generate a PDF would error with "HTML render is blank".  If you are in the same situation, then I have a fix.

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Pinch to Zoom not working on some websites

Nov 6, 2011 by Paul White

Recently I was working on a new website for a client.  When I got close to completion I checked to see how it looked across various browsers ( Firefox, IE, Chrome, Opera ).  All looked great, then I tried to view it on my HTC Sensation ( Android 2.3.7 ).  Normally when pulling up a website on my cell phone the browser will zoom out to fit the entire website into the width of the screen.  Then you can drag the view around and use pinch to zoom to zoom into places you want to actually read.  However on this new site I couldn't get it working.  The solution was very easy.  Click for details.

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CSS div img overlap problem in IE 7

Sep 23, 2009 by Paul White

Not sure why by it seems that IE 7 if you have a DIV and you put something inside it like another DIV or an Image, then you float that item, the item will overlap the bottom of the container div.  The fix was very easy but for some it may not work depending on your design.  The solution was to assign a width to the container div.  This might explain why most newer sites are using fixed width layouts to fit a 1024 display.  So if you wan to make the switch to table less layouts, you might need to rethink how you build websites.

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IE6 float margins broken nothing working

Aug 14, 2009 by Paul White

If you have ever ran into the problem of having your floated elements not line up correctly in IE6, and you have already tried all the other suggestions like display:inline;  clear:both;  position:relative;  I have a solution, although you may not like it.

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IE6 floating problem causing wrapping

Aug 11, 2009 by Paul White

There come a time when every developer plays an game of cat and mouse with CSS.  Its not so much the CSS but figuring out how to make it look the same in IE 6, as IE 7 and Firefox.  Well I came across one of these moments tonight.  Very interesting discovery.

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FireBug is the must have Addon for Developers

Feb 17, 2009 by Paul White

Just wanted to share this with other developer who might be starting out and getting lost in CSS.  The FireBug addon for Firefox is the best tool for finding bugs in your CSS referencing.

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CSS sibling IE 6 problems

Feb 16, 2009 by Paul White

I can across a discovery today that will forever change the way I built websites.  Basically if you like using the sibling referencing in your CSS style sheets, then you websites might look really messed up on IE 6 and older. Read more for the details

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Get Higher Google Ranking using CSS

Aug 25, 2008 by Paul White

Even though this has been known with webmasters for sometime, Here I go over a few of the reasons why you can significantly increase your google ranking by using websites based on CSS

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How to make your CSS look the same in IE and firefox

May 27, 2008 by Paul White

I was fighting some design issues on my client's new site.  But I found some CSS code that did the trick.  I guess the trick is to reset all your tags inside your CSS before starting to implement your own custom attributes.  If you have been struggling with getting your CSS to look the same on both your firefox and IE 7 pages. This code snippet will do the trick.

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