Welcome to Catslair on Mono (ASP.NET on FreeBSD)
Catslair used to be hosted on IIS running on Windows Server 2003, now we're running on
FreeBSD 10 while using Apache 2 & Mono 4.0.
From OS/2 (Warp) and Linux (Debian / Ubuntu) to Windows (7) on my desktop,
and now from "plain" HTML using Dreamweaver 3 to TypoScript, plain HTML
with Quanta+, Java ("EE enabled") right down to the current situation
of ASP.NET, which you see before you right now.
The why and how is explained in the appropriate sections; but bottom
line is that I still don't like working with PHP, Java has gone down
hill as of late (with many thanks to Oracle) and this doesn't leave
many options if you want to build a 'dynamic' website without using a
CMS while still insisting on using a Java (-like) programming
but nah. I want server-side dynamics, not client-side "pollution".
As such we're back to more active development.
What is this?
Catslair.org is my playground; a website which I use to try things out,
and to simply have some fun with. It's also a website where I (try to)
share information on some of the things I use and do, which can hopefully
help some of you guys out there.
Right now its a website with a few ASP Master pages, a re-defined general layout
using a build CSS stylesheet and a dynamic menu (to the right) which I
programmed using C#.
The site design has been set up using Microsoft's Expression Web 4 in
combination with Expression Design 4. The "back end logic" has been
programmed using Visual Studio 2012 Professional, you can read more about
all that on their own dedicated pages.