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Web Links and SEO

I've turned on another feature on this site. A list of links to various outside resources and websites that I frequent regularily. You can get to them from the "links" item on the menu. I also turned on "Search Engine Optimization" (SEO) in Joomla! which makes the addresses of any given page a bit more legible:

 

Previously a URL might look like:

    http://www.anthonymclin.com/index.php?option=com_weblinks&catid=2&Itemid=6

 

Now would look like:

    http://www.anthonymclin.com/component/option,com_weblinks/catid,2/Itemid,6/

 

While to the visitor, it may seem no more comprehensible, it actually is much simpler for search engines to parse, meaning that its more likely that search engines will be able to navigate and index the pages. It also lays the groundwork to be able to later switch out for even easier to understand urls. For example, with some code modification and additional components installed, I could have the URL look like this:

    http://www.anthonymclin.com/weblinks/WebComics.html

 

While I'm not quite to this level of SEO yet, this example should show how much more optimized and user-friendly the result will be. 

New Script Listing

I just finished moving over one of my other 3DSMax scripts to the download system. This script replaces the default Light Lister tool in 3DStudio Max to add support for VRay light types. This script also had over a thousand downloads while it was listed on ScriptSpot.

NetRender Low Priority

When network rendering - 3DSMax defaults to 'normal' priority unless you set it otherwise. This script tells max to run in low priority (so that the system doesn't completely lockup) but ONLY when network rendering. If Max is launched normally by a user - it wont be affected.

VRay Light Lister 1.4

This script replaces the built-in light lister with one that incorporates support for VRay Lights and VRay Suns.

New 3dsmax script

added a 3D Studio Max script to automatically set low task priority when  netrendering.

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