Transition of .yu internet domains

The end of .yu domain functioning is scheduled for 30 September 2009 at midnight, in accordance with a decision of ICANN (The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers). At the time all .yu web domains and mail addresses will become unavailable. The transition between .yu Internet domains to new .rs domains was finalized at the beginning of May 2009. Approximately 4,000 domains within the old YU register are still in use.

The domain .yu is the Internet country code top-level domain (ccTLD) assigned to Yugoslavia. It is currently used in Serbia and Montenegro. The new top level domain in Serbia will be .rs and Montenegro will have .me. (more…)

1 commentTuesday, September 29th, 2009

Shades of gray HTML and CSS color codes

Gray colors are defined using an equal amount of power to all of the light sources. For all gray colors Red, Green, and Blue color values in RGB representation are equal.

The following list shows some shades of gray ranging from black to white. Names are shown for some well known and commonly used gray colors. (more…)

Sunday, September 28th, 2008

List of HTML and CSS color codes

This page provides a list of HTML and CSS most used color hexadecimal codes for web developers.

HTML colors can be defined as a hexadecimal triplets of Red, Green, and Blue color values (RGB). For example, in the the color green, the color code is #00FF00, which is 0 (hex #00) red, 255 green (hex #FF), and 0 blue.

Thursday, January 10th, 2008

Flash Banners and Tracking Ad Clicks with AdRotator Control

ASP.NET developers have an easy out of the box solution to display and manage banner ads, it’s the well known server control AdRotator. AdRotator displays randomly selected advertisement banner on the web page and the displayed advertisement changes when the page is refreshed.

Working with AdRotator is straightforward:

  • Place the control on the web page,
  • Define the list of banners in XML file,
  • Set AdvertisementFile property to the location of the XML file containing advertisement information.

That’s all the work you need to have banners on your web site. It’s nice and simple, but soon you will find some limitations of AdRotator:

  1. It can display only image banners – you cannot use flash banners.
  2. There is not an easy way to track clicks on your ads.

This can be a problem for web site developers, because a significant percent of the ads you find on the web today are flash banners.
The solution is to extend the control, and create an inherited web control, doing this we retain all the functionality of the AdRotator and we add some new. (more…)

4 commentsWednesday, October 24th, 2007

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