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Posted by admin on Thursday, February 9, 2017

Tips for writing good SEO articles

I still believe the key for a good SEO article is its quality. Besides any tip, try to always write articles that are of interest to people, once you have that in mind, here are some tips that can help improve the results on what you write.

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Posted by admin on Monday, February 6, 2017

How to disable Identity for int primary keys in Code-First

EF Code-First uses conventions to beautifully create identity field for us when defining int primary keys. However, there are times that we don't want the database generate the primary key values for us. Here are two ways to avoid Code-First set identity fields on int primary keys.

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Posted by admin on Wednesday, February 1, 2017

How to convert Excel to PDF without extra margins

Seems it a very common problem from Excel (and sometimes Power Point) that you set all correct, nice margins, adjust columns to fit into the printing area, in preview looks fine, you save as (or print as) PDF, and then... your find out extra margins on the left and right!!!

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Posted by admin on Sunday, June 16, 2013

SEO to use or not to use MetaKeywords?

It has always been the questions every time we program the backend for a CMS, Shopping Cart website or the likes. On each time I wonder if it is worth to bother the user to present him with the field for MetaKeywords on the SEO section. Finally (and happily) found out that is official, as of September 2009, Google officially announced this meta tag for keywords is not being used for Web Search.

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Posted by admin on Saturday, April 13, 2013

How to import CE4.0 into MS SQL 2008

There is not out of the box solution to this, since CE 4.0 came after MS SQL 2008. You can use CE 4.0 inside VS 2012, but SQL 2008 only can work with C4E 3.5 and before.

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Posted by admin on Wednesday, June 27, 2012

C# get resolution from image file

We had a customer for printing canvas business, and we had to find the way to get the DPI (resolution) of the file in order to suggest if the picture file was suitable for printing at a chosen canvas size. Here is the code we used in case is useful for someone else.

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Posted by admin on Saturday, November 12, 2011

web design in a global world that is watching

With social networks and cloud computing becoming more and more natural to our everyday life, new issues arise to design concepts.

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Posted by admin on Friday, October 21, 2011

Our new business card design

It has been long time since last time we have changed any of our stationaries. Our current business cards still have old logo from 3 years ago! and even an old address from two previous offices. So, here is the new design, with the current official logo and a more fresh feeling.

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Posted by admin on Saturday, August 27, 2011

Firefox 6 and 6 reasons why I don’t like it

I've been long time user of Google Chrome since a customer mentioned it was a very light, simple and fast option to browse the Internet. However, we are always open to options, and in a recent CNN article I found Opera very interesting, I download it and tried it.

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Posted by admin on Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Google plus, the social network, is Facebook in troubles?

The Internet giants war keep going: Facebook paying PR to write articles about supposedly Google privacy policies issues, Facebook "maybe" on purpose making Facebook site to display wrong (css rendering) on Google Chrome browser for several days... now Google fights back and releases its version of Social Network called Google+ (Google Plus)... will they succeed this time?

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