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              C o v e r Y o u r A S P . c o m


The third contest ended yesterday - and the biggest and best
one yet has begun. $600-worth of prizes to the winner!

Of course, it's Christmas Eve and everyone's getting into
the spirit here. I had my first log fire in this house which
was very cool. Even this morning the house still smells all
smokey and warm somehow. It'll be my two year olds first
real "conscious" Christmas so we're expecting to have fun!

I wish each and everyone of you a very special Christmas.

                   T H E   C O N T E S T


Monte Foltz was the lucky winner who won the prizes last

The long-awaited 1450+ page ASP.NET Unleashed book is the
book on offer this week. I'm still reading my copy, but so
far Stephen Walther's book is my favorite ASP.NET book. His
writing style is very easy to read and he explains each
topic very clearly.

The main prize is a complete set of components from
Hexillion. If you've ever read my email validation article [1]
then you'll know that I've used these myself since the
beginning of CoverYourASP. They are awesome!


Prize details at


                    T H E   D I A R Y

               The recent events at CoverYourASP


12 Dec

- I got a funny email from Teresa Cannon this morning that I
had to share. She said "I'm very impressed with your
"day job" [1] and the line on GPS products. Between day job
and home hobby (, do you ever have time for
anything else (ie: family, fun)?

PS - I had to get security at my company to allow me to use
your site. It was because the name of the site is too close
to the usual CYA! LOL"

Yes Teresa, I have 3 wonderful children [2] and I keep the
weekends and evenings until bedtime for them. After bedtime
is when I work - luckily they go to bed by 7:30. ;-)



16 Dec

- One too many people suggested that the text was too small
on my articles today, so I made a little change to 216
files to add class="content" to the cell that the content
is shown in on every page! Then I added a little CSS to
utils/Init.asp to define td.content { font-size: 13px; }
and hey presto, bigger text. Now whenever I want to change
the content I can just change that line. Maybe I'll even
allow you to set it as part of the site personalisation...


19 Dec

- Have you ever wanted to do web development work for
others? I do, and one of the hardest aspects is drafting
up the legal documents: Non Disclosure Agreements, Terms
and Conditions, Development contracts and many others.
Now I use the awesome Professional Proposal Kit 4.0, which
includes everything you need to do web development work.

You can easily create accurate price quotes and create
very professional looking proposals with this toolkit. It
is truly an amazing find - my attorney admitted that he
couldn't write a single one of these legal documents (that
come free) for the price of the entire package!


23 Dec

- Just because we're all off for the holidays doesn't mean
you shouldn't come and visit! The last contest just ended
with Monte Foltz as the lucky winner, and the new contest
is a doozy!

The long-awaited 1450+ page ASP.NET Unleashed book is out
and up for grabs, together with over $500-worth of
components from Hexillion. I expect you back here straight
after opening the presents, ok?


           L A T E S T   D E V E L O P M E N T S


Two new snippets were added:

21 Dec: Are there viruses in my downloads? Of course not!

21 Dec: How to run ASP on PWS when offline...


Up and onwards to the New Year. It's going to be a good one with .NET
and the unveiling of many very cool new sites. I hope you get whatever
you wish for!

Thanks Guys! Speak to you later.

Warmest Regards,

James Shaw

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885 Woodstock Road, Suite 430, #108
Roswell, GA 30075-2247, U.S.A.
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