Welcome to Catslair on IIS (ASP.NET)

Goodmorning, I guess this site has finally embraced the dark side ;-)

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 for not fixing several security flaws) and this doesn't leave many options if you want to build a 'dynamic' website without using a CMS while still insisting to use a Java (-like) programming language.

I already hear some people say that I should probably have looked into Javascript, but nah. I want server-side dynamics, not client-side "pollution".

As such we're back to 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 setup 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.

Using clean HTML