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I have been exploring the changes to DotNetNuke 5 and noticed that the Map module does not work in 5.0. When you go to edit the settings the following error occurs.

Method not found: 'Void DotNetNuke.Services.Exceptions.Exceptions.Process
ModuleLoadException(System.String, DotNetNuke.Entities.Modules.PortalModuleBase, System.Exception, Boolean)'.

I downloaded the Map Module source and found that all that was needed was to recompile the module for DNN 5.0.0.

Download DotNetNuke.Map_v1.0.9_ForDNN5.zip

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I recently found basicstate.com. BasicState is a great (especially since it is free) web site uptime and performance monitoring service.  The service doesn’t have a lot of bells and whistles.  It just provides a single service very well.   BasicStats can send email or text alerts when DNS or a web site is unavailable.  The service maintains a history and can email a daily report or show trends in graph format.  The history is great for explaining actual downtime to clients.   

 

Average Response Times for aaronkjackson.com

Average Response Times for aaronkjackson.com

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Not having any formal graphic design experience I stumbled across an important number in design,  1.62.  1.62 is The Golden Ratio and design elements using it are more aesthetically pleasing.  If you are a  non-graphical web developer like myself, you may find the The Golden Ratio in Web Design interesting.   You may also want to check out the 960 Grid System. It is a CSS framework based on the golden ratio.