April 29th, 2011

Programmatically select an item in asp.net dropdownlist by text

Yesterday, I got following question:
Q: I have dropdownlist(say country) and the datasource is datatable having countryname, countrycode columns. I have to select proper country in dropdownlist from the text. I don’t have value(countrycode) to select. How can I do this?

April 26th, 2011

How to Display Featured Post with Thumbnails Without Plugin

Object:
1. Display featured post with thumbnail.
2. Title will be placed below the thumbnail.
3. Featured posts will be randomly selected and must show default thumbnail if no thumbnail is defined for the post.
4. All selected posts must appear together, no slider to navigate.
5. It must not use any script(Not good for SEO) or plugin.

April 18th, 2011

A Simple Rounded Corner Slide Tabbed Box (Content Slider) using jQuery

Object:
1. To create a content slider.
2. It must have rounded corner content box.
3. It should be cross browser compatible (not using css3 rounded corner style…etc)
4. Random link on tabs should not create any problem in sliding.(means infolinks, kontera…etc)
5. It should be simple.

April 17th, 2011

Site Traffic Increases After Google Panda Update

To reduce the search engine rankings of low-quality sites, Google announced a new update ‘Panda‘ on Feb 24, 2011 in Google US. The change impacts approx 12% of search queries. It is rolled out globally on April 14, 2011 to all English-language Google users.

April 12th, 2011

How to Remove Line Numbers in Excel Column

It explains how you can remove line numbers and get proper data in a excel column. Suppose you have data in following format in A column:
1. First Data
2. Second Data
3. Third Data
4. Fourth Data
5. Fifth Data

You have to remove line numbers and get content in another column. See following screen-shot:

April 1st, 2011

Google Adsense Tips: My Adsense Placement Experiments

If you are regular user of this blog, you notice that the theme and Google Adsense placement are changed many times. I have done many experiments related to Google Adsense placement. Here I am sharing information regarding the impact of Google Adsense ads position on different places.