If you see this post it means that BlogEngine.NET is running and the hard part of creating your own blog is done. There is only a few things left to do.
To be able to log in, write posts and customize blog, you need to enable write permissions on the App_Data and Custom folders. If your blog is hosted at a hosting provider, you can either log into your account’s admin page or call the support.
If you wish to use a database to store your blog data, we still encourage you to enable this write access for an images you may wish to store for your blog posts. If you are interested in using Microsoft SQL Server, MySQL, SQL CE, or other databases, please see the BlogEngine docs to get started.
When you've got write permissions set, you need to change the username and password. Find the sign-in link located either at the bottom or top of the page depending on your current theme and click it. Now enter "admin" in both the username and password fields and click the button. You will now see an admin menu appear. It has a link to the "Users" admin page. From there you can change password, create new users and set roles and permissions. Passwords are hashed by default so you better configure email in settings for password recovery to work or learn how to do it manually.
Configuration and Profile
Now that you have your blog secured, take a look through the settings and give your new blog a title. BlogEngine.NET is set up to take full advantage of many semantic formats and technologies such as FOAF, SIOC and APML. It means that the content stored in your BlogEngine.NET installation will be fully portable and auto-discoverable. Be sure to fill in your author profile to take better advantage of this.
Themes, Widgets & Extensions
One last thing to consider is customizing the look and behavior of your blog. We have themes, widgets and extensions available right out of the box. You can install more right from admin panel under Custom/Gallery.
On the web
You can find news about BlogEngine.NET on the official website. For tutorials, documentation, tips and tricks visit our docs site. The ongoing development of BlogEngine.NET can be followed at CodePlex where the daily builds will be published for anyone to download.
Good luck and happy writing.
The BlogEngine.NET team
So Google just released Web Starter Kit , a "toolkit" for "Boilerplate & Tooling for Multi-Device Development".
Bullshit. Development of proper, complex apps for multiple devices is fucking grueling and no "toolkit" will save us. "Responsive design" is a idiotic term which is paraded a lot these days. The sad reality is that "responsive" design only "works" on simple , "static" , "read only" sites. It doesn't work on complex apps (with multiple form elements and somehow omplex UIs). Doing a "proper" web app with a certain level of complexity to work on multiple devices and form sizes IS hard work. There are still chunks of a browser behavior very important on mobile that are not standardized ( like zooming for instance). See how easy is to make a single HTML element not zoomable on mobile. Use kendo, jqueryUi, jqueryMobile, whatever ...is still a LOT of work just to get some basic layout behavior work. Something take is very simple to do with the "native" UI toolkits.
From my point of view a part of the problem is HTML and CSS (especially CSS) standards. The specs have become just too convulted and W3C just tries to cover EVERY single scenario now. Especially CSS is a clusterfuck of a complex specification , look at display for instance. And the irony a basic thing like centering a piece of text in a container is still hard too do with CSS. There are 3 million search results on Google on how to do that . This is the most basic operation that a layout engine should do and is still hard to get right.
From my point of view the "answer" would be a new standard with a much narrow . Something simple which describes a layout engine that should just works and which has the "responsive" stuff baked from the start. Maybe built on top of WebGL. Something that can actually take on mobile native toolkit. But yeah...i wouldn't hold my breath for this. After all W3C is still chasing jQuery level developrs with new APIs.
And Google....you're not moving the web forward with a half assed Bootstrap clone.
"The Companions" is basically the first book of a new serie called "The Sundering". But it's also "fits" in the timeline of the Drizzt saga. Personally i didn't really liked the book. I think is basically superfluous. All the events described in this book could have been a chapter in the next "proper" book. It's kind of hard to describe exactly why i didn't like it this without spoiling the storyline so...i won't try.
"Night of the Hunter" is the first book in a new serie called "The Companion Codex". Overall i would say the book is okeish. From my point of view Salvatore is retreading too much but if you don't mind that, the book should be a enjoyable read. As least the good ol' drow scheming is back in action :)