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Ben Duguid works in London, UK as a Technical Lead for The BIO Agency, mostly delivering web sites on various Microsoft based platforms.

He has run internal training sessions helping other developers get up to speed in the technologies he knows about, and tries hard to get others to do the same.

For what it's worth he is an MCPD in ASP.NET 3.5, and is currently a Pro-Tem Mod on LEGO Answers


Apr
18
comment Facebook open graph doesn't work
Is the site also hosted in Iran? It's possible that the requests are all being blocked as well
Feb
13
comment Do people still use RSS feeds?
You could publish an RSS feed containing only the summaries/standfirsts of your articles, with a "read more" for readers to click through into the main article on your site - then everyone wins ;)
Sep
1
comment Naked domain to “www” redirect in Windows Server 2008
You shouldn't need to create a separate site in IIS for the root domain and then redirect it, you can do all of that with one site: Set up the site to respond on both techint.com and www.techint.com host headers, and then use the URL Rewrite Module to enable the "Canonical Domain Name" template in the SEO Rule Templates section.
Feb
26
comment Does a Web Developer need a Reseller account?
@LuckyLuke Usually with a reseller account on a shared host you'll have a CPanel web access to add sites to your account, while with a VPS you'll have more direct access to the virtual OS.
Feb
4
comment How to arrange images and video thumbnails into a tile like format in a web page?
Your question title implies a singular tag, however you appear to be asking about two different features (the tile like format and the navigation menu).
Dec
7
comment Chrome says my website is Serbian…how do I “force” chrome to use english?
@w3d Google might do for indexing purposes, but Kristen was talking about about the browser - which will probably respect it as an option.
Dec
7
comment can't find my site on google search
Have you looked into Google Webmaster Tools to see if there's any issues listed in there?
Oct
11
comment webmaster tools 500 crawl error for asp faceted navigation that does not exist
If they aren't pages that should be crawled, then a robots.txt would probably be cleaner - remember that you can use wildcards to remove whole patterns (folders, etc.) rather than individual listings. If however there's a valid page that the bot should be going to then yes, some code based solution might be better - we'd need more info on the server/platform your site is on - this sort of thing should be fairly easy to pattern match.
Sep
4
comment How to evaluate a web developer?
@ionFish totally agree that you should get what you pay for - does depend on the contract however - if source isn't included - even with an agency you might not get complete source code... that being said, I've just done some work for someone where the hosting wasn't what I'd specified, and it resulted in a substantial extra time and cost for the client as I tried to make it work :(
Sep
4
comment How to evaluate a web developer?
One other thing - While paying for hosting yourself will almost certainly be cheaper, you should purchase this in consultation with your chosen developer, especially if you're looking for a CMS type solution.
Sep
4
comment How to evaluate a web developer?
@ionFish True enough - that's partly why I didn't mention education - I guess it depends on how long they've been doing it ;)
Sep
4
comment How to evaluate a web developer?
There should be no issue with asking someone for: 1. Examples of previous work, 2. References for that work - and do follow these up.
Aug
10
comment Sub domain or sub-folder?
No probs, the recommendations work better when there's more text to go on ;)
Aug
10
comment Sub domain or sub-folder?
This is probably a duplicate of Do subdomains help/hurt SEO or Subdomain versus subdirectory
Aug
10
comment Competing against the same business name in search results
Sounds to me more like a Domain Arbitration issue than anything that can really be done short term through SEO - New sites will indeed take time to gain rankings, especially over established sites with similar domain names.
Aug
9
comment Should I transliterate my URL paths?
@w3d Interesting point, I didn't check that...
Aug
8
comment What is the advantage of increasing “maximum worker processes” in IIS?
No, I don't think there's a way to direct a request to a particular wp - hence the notes about configuring session sharing.
Jul
24
comment Expiring domain transfer
Cheers for the credit Paul :) I believe that you should be be able to transfer the domain as soon as the renewal's been processed - so if you renewed it today for a year, the expiry should be updated to August 2013, and once that's on the record you can transfer it. Also while you won't get a refund, your domain will still be registered until that date, so it's not as if you've lost the money...
Jul
24
comment Is it legal to use Drupal, Joomla, WP, Zend Framework, jQuery icons on my page?
Can't get to Wappalyzer at the moment, but in general MS, Apple, etc. have guidelines roughly along the lines of: 3rd parties may use the Logo without a license provided that the area in which the logo is used includes the logo of at least 1 other company with which you have a similar relationship or in an area of a website exclusively dedicated to the sale of Microsoft products. So they're probably fine.
Jul
24
comment Why does Internet Explorer's Developer Tools only emulate back to IE7?
Hmm, I'll have to double check this, but I'm not aware of this limitation in the Windows XP Mode - which allows users of Windows 7 to run an XP mode VM for compatibility issues, and comes with IE6.