My ASP.NET Demo Gallery (mattberseth2.com/demo)
Well, I finally found some time over the long weekend to sit down and organize my 'live demo' links into a single, browsable site. You can check it our here: http://mattberseth2.com/demo/. It is far from perfect, but in my opinion it is much better than having all of my demo links scattered through out my blog posts. The live demo's for all of my new work will be hooked into this page - so feel free to bookmark it.
You can filter the demo links using the 'Filter' drop down list. So if you only want to see my GridView demo's, just select that option from the drop down list and the 'Live Demos' links will only include links to my GridView articles. Once an item from the 'Live Demos' section is selected, the content area of the page fills with the title of the post, a short description of what the demo is showing (too short, I need to improve these descriptions), as well as a link to my original blog post and the location of where the code can be donwloaded from. I have a few demo's that require a little more screen space than the others - for these examples you can click the Demo hyperlink and open the demo page in a new browser window.
If you have any suggestions for the page, send me an email or post a comment.
Besides the new site, I also took care of a few other blog housekeeping items ...
- I the 'Popular' links section based according to what Google Analytics says are my most popular posts. I cheated a bit and added a link to the gallery page to the top of the list - I figured it was pretty safe to assume most folks would dig the new site.
- I got rid of the 'Recent Posts' section on the right hand pane. My home page (mattberseth.com) is already configured to show my 10 most recent posts, so I replaced this section with a Recent Posts link under the 'Popular' section
- I moved the RSS, Atom and Email Me links to the title bar. I thought this was a better use of real estate than the right hand pane.
- I added 2 advertising sections to each of my pages. One is located in the right hand pane between the Popular an Topics sections, and the other is at the footer of each of my pages. I took some time styling them to make sure it matched the rest of my sites theme, but I still don't really care for how it looks. I am going to give it a month to see what kind of return these ads give me. Then I will decide if I am going to keep them or not.
- I added the 'Topics' section to my archive pages so you can see what Topics an entry is filed under.
That's it. Enjoy!