This year brings us a new version of BlogEngine.NET.
WordPress is the big boy on the block, but if you want to stick with
.NET, BlogEngine.NET is a great alternative. In this session you will
quickly learn how download, setup and customize BlogEngine.NET 2. We
will explore the various database options including SQL Server Compact.
Then to truly customize your install we will create an HTML5 based theme
complete with IE9 pinned site features, develop a custom control and
widget, and create a custom extension. Finally we will review hosting
options and a few SEO tweaks for IIS.
IE9 Pinned Sites
Get the most from your web sites for IE9 users.
During this topic we will take an existing web site and add on features
for IE pinning. We'll show you how to find, modify, create or purchase
cheaply, high resolution favicons for the taskbar. We'll add thumbnail
preview controls and jump lists that are both static and dynamic. We'll
show you how to add notification indicators to the icon. And we'll add
Pinify for jQuery integration.
Our latest project is live. We converted My Landlord Shield's website
from Flash to HTML and built them a new reporting engine that displays a
map of all reported crimes in a given neighborhood along with detailed
statistics of those crimes.