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Today's newsletter presents articles on C# programming, Web Business tips and
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the last 2 months. We hope you find the articles interesting and useable. Feel
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C# Programming and ASP.Net Tips
I recently spent a day trying to access an ASP.Net radioButtonList control in
tried to do the same thing in the Mozilla Firefox browser.
Here is my final solution. It still isn't perfect, but it worked and solved my
Let's say you drag and drop a RadioButtonList control onto an ASP.Net Webform.
Name the control rblComputers. Add 3 items to the list collection of
In the PageLoad event of the page add the following.
This will cause the onClick event of the RadioButtonList control, rblComputers,
// set var radio_choice to false
var computerID = 3;
computerID = 1;
else if (document.getElementById('rblComputers_1').checked)
computerID = 0;
computerID = 2;
Alert("computerID =" + computerID);
to test your script and see if it works. Compile and run your page and click on
the RadioButtonList control. Depending on which one you click on, a pop up
window should show you which radio button you pushed. Give it a try right now.
Web Business Tips
"Help my search engine results have dropped dramatically. What am I doing
wrong?" This was a question presented to me recently. A panicked webmaster
We just had a Google update recently. Did that cause the problem? No actually
the real problem is too much advertising.
For SERP (search engine result pages) your goal is to be the first search
result returned or at least on the first page of any search query. A lot of
items can get in the way of making that happen. Maybe you don't have your pages
properly search engine optimized. Or, you don't have enough keywords. This user
was accepting advertising on all their content pages. The links weren't bad,
but there was text with all the links. The text added words to the page that
weren't relevant to the topic. The keyword of seated curls was getting washed
away by words about web hosting, supplements, custom programming and search
The page originally had a keyword density of nearly 8 percent. But after adding
4 advertisements with approximately 40 words each, totally unrelated to the
topic on the page, the keyword density dropped to 2 percent.
The page was ranked in the first 3 search engine results and now had dropped to
the second page. It wasn't even in the top 10 results. The number of visitors
to the site dropped to 25 percent of the original number of visitors.
You can learn more about SEO and the right steps to take to make your website
number one in the search engine results page by going to
Secrets of Search Engine Optimization. These are the steps I take to
keep the sites I create near the top for keywords.
Mistakes like that kill good websites. They think they have everything under
control. So, be conscious of the information you place on each page. If the
info is not adding to the content on the page, it is detracting.
It is time to plant your tulips. If you haven't gotten them into the ground
yet, it is important to get it done quickly. Ideally before the first frost.
Here in Chicago we have already had frost 3 times.
For more information on planting tulips, check out
the article on Time To Plant Tulips.
Other recent articles.
Iris is a spring bloomer, that grows up to four feet tall with
a spread of as much as two feet. Though the Iris blooms in early spring like
bulb plants, most grow from rhizome systems. There are some that grow from
bulbs. You can get a wide variety of colors: blue, violet, yellow, purple, red,
white and pink.
comes in a variety of colors, pink, yellow and lavendar. The wispy leaves
require little care. The yarrow will grow best in the sun, though it can be
grown in the shade. If you grow it in the shade you may need to stake the
plants as they can become floppy.
Threadleaf Coreopsis produce blooms in early to late summer. It
is also known as tickweed or tickseed. The flowers of the threadleaf coreopsis
are normally yellow with a light brown center. You should plant in full sun in
well drained areas. They are hardy in hot dry areas and withstand poor soil
conditions. They are native American wild-flowers.
Curl with Barbell Workout for the Biceps helps you target the
biceps. This high intensity big bicep workout will help you to develop massive
biceps. This exercise will help you focus your bicep workout. It forces you to
limit your range of motion to just the limit you need to work the bicep muscle.
Begin and End photos of the preacher curl bicep exercise.
The Toe Touch
Back Workout strengthens the lower back. Muscles that this back
exercise works include the erector spinae muscles. This exercise can be
dangerous if too much weight is used. So use light weight, high reps, and
discretion. Article shows begin and end photos of the workout.