While code optimization is a controversial topic, curiosity often gets the best of me and I want to know which method of doing something in VB.NET is more efficient.
In an effort to garner web design inspiration, I frequently visit CSS galleries to increase my design vocabulary and see new, cutting-edge design trends. Often times, however, these websites are consistently making the same amateur design mistakes that shouldn’t ever be done by gallery-worthy web designs.
I recently switched from Apache/Linux to IIS/Windows in order to develop ASP.NET applications on my shared web host (ixwebhosting.com). Unfortunately, IIS6 doesn’t support WordPress permalinks because it doesn’t have the ability to use mod_rewrite unless you install a third-party ISAPI filter. Because I’m on a shared hosting plan, I don’t have access to install ISAPI filters and my web host won’t install them for me.
There are a few different 404 page-based hacks that allow you to retain your permalinks, even with IIS. The most popular fix, which worked fine for me, was Keyboard Face’s IIS Permalink Fix. I used his fix, and a GET variable fix from Ikailo to make a PHP-based 404 page that redirects all 404 pages back into WordPress, thereby bypassing the need for mod_redirect.