Last post May 18, 2011 09:33 AM by tmorton
May 14, 2011 07:50 PM|IgorB|LINK
Do I have to pay now to watch these videos?
May 15, 2011 01:05 PM|XIII|LINK
no you don't. With the last redesign they got out of those pages. I already asked to get them back at the people responsible and it's on the list. For the moment the best/easiest way to find them is via
May 15, 2011 06:18 PM|IgorB|LINK
Wow, I thought these videos are the main reason to visit this web site (besides Forums)... The whole design of the ASP.NET website is a little strange and unorganized. Lots of real estate with no content. I can't even find Sitemap link on any of pages. It's
a good think you gave me the link. Most pages have uniformative content with links to MSDN web site...
The entire HOME page of ASP.NET website has just 5 links to recent spotlight articles mostly about MVC, while overwhelming majority uses web forms design... There is no any other info...
Anyway, thank you for the link, I would not be able to find it myself.
May 17, 2011 01:43 AM|tmorton|LINK
Thanks for the feedback, IgorB. The ASP.NET team is working to curate the content and resurface the large number of videos and tutorials that we have available on the site. You should see this in the next few weeks.
Regarding the Daily Community Spotlight, there's been a challenge finding recent quality blog posts on Web Forms, as I mentioned here: http://forums.asp.net/post/4417946.aspx. Jon's
always on the lookout for good material for the Spotlight.
May 17, 2011 08:09 PM|IgorB|LINK
Thank you Terry for reply,
I did not mean to bash Asp.Net web site. I'm just baffled by the lack of Content. When I visit the website of this caliber, I would expect the rich and unique content, but when I visit the home page, which has the total of 6 links, in 2-3 different forms,
pointing to the same pages - it does not give me the confidence of the overall company or the technology it uses.
Look at these websites:
The 1st thing you see is RICH and UNIQUE content... content... content... endless content! These web sites are designed by Masters of SEO. They provide delicious food made of RICH and UNIQUE text, images, videos and all kind of content that most search engines
including Google are drooling for. Hundreds, thousands of links with awesome and at the same time easy navigation. You can find anything you want, he can find anything he wants, she can find anything she wants. Different information is for different people.
You can spend hours visiting 1 web site, learning something new with fresh info and then come back the next day to see what's new! The reason it is good food for search engines, because it is good food for Humans.
When you compare above web sites with Asp.net web site, which has total of 6 links on its main page - it is not very attractive for .Net newcomers... and they may reconsider... I bet if you look at your analytics, you will see that Average visitor to asp.net
web site does not spend on average more than 3 minutes of their time. Only thanks to FORUMS, which is currently the best part of this web site, where you can actually spend some time.
superbly clean XHTML, 100% visible and readable by any search crawler, while providing dynamics and database integration and outputs regular HTML dynamically. My web site is not big and it does not have a lot of content yet, also it's just about 1.5 yr old,
but my pages show on top - 1st position or at least the 1st page Google organic search results for about 250 keywords or words combinations, and after 1.5 year my traffic on Alexa Traffic Rank in US is # 372,626. This is very short period of time. It's completely
designed using asp.net web forms... I can not say the same about MVC - it is not capable nor flexible, at least not yet.
My personal opinion about ASP.NET web site is it has to be more informative -LOADED with information. It has to be interesting, so others can become interested and start using it... Just my personal opinion...
May 18, 2011 09:33 AM|tmorton|LINK
Thanks for the additional feedback!