September 15, 2017 · 0 comments
The Facebook app on Windows phone has a nice and unobtrusive back to top button that only appears once you scroll past a certain point, and only when you start scrolling up the page. This code offers similar functionality using jQuery.
July 6, 2017 · 0 comments
There are a few methods for hiding and showing Bootstrap 3.x modals in an ASP.NET Web Forms application. This technique is pure ASP.NET (requires no client script) and allows you to show and hide modals by changing the Visible property of a containing PlaceHolder or Panel.
April 28, 2017 · 0 comments
Back in the 1980s and early 1990s I considered myself a bit of an expert at the MS-DOS command line interface and knew all the commands and all of the options for each command.
April 13, 2017 · 3 comments
In response to a request, I have made some improvements to the modified version of Mediademon's Simple jQuery Plugin To Create Pinterest Style Grid Layout - Pinterest Grid.
April 12, 2017 · 0 comments
If you have an ASP.NET Web Forms page with multiple UpdatePanels and multiple UpdateProgress controls, sometimes you may want one or more UpdateProgress controls associated with a specific UpdatePanel, and one or more UpdateProgress controls that have no association with an UpdatePanel so are shown when any UpdatePanel is updated.
March 28, 2017 · 0 comments
I still haven't given up on my belief that there is a place for a new programming language/environment where your application database logic are in a single system.
March 21, 2017 · 0 comments
I recently needed to change a clientâ€™s website to send emails using Amazon SES and encountered a few issues.
December 22, 2016 · 0 comments
If you use Bootstrap 4 cards and apply one of the outline classes to add some colour you will find the header and footer are still grey, which doesn't look right.
November 29, 2016 · 0 comments
Do you ever find that images don't load for any of the ads in Gumtree?
September 29, 2016 · 0 comments
What is WDIMPFS? A server with Windows, a DNS server, IIS, a Mail server, a control Panel of some sort, an FTP server and SQL Server.
September 21, 2016 · 0 comments
This posts stems from my own curiosity. Itâ€™s a question not a statement. Iâ€™ve been developing in ASP.NET for many years and I like it. Iâ€™ve dabbled a bit in PHP and there are some things I like and some I donâ€™t like, but maybe I havenâ€™t immersed myself in it enough to know whatâ€™s great about itâ€¦
September 15, 2016 · 0 comments
Lately I've been looking at options for hosting various Classic ASP and ASP.NET websites that I am responsible for. Some are hosted on VPS and some are on shared hosting plans with various providers. I'm looking at Microsoft Azure Pack hosting from Gearhost, Everleap and Applied Innovations.
September 9, 2016 · 0 comments
This post is not meant to be a review of Arvixe, it is to describe the unusual way that Arvixe configure their shared and VPS Windows servers.
August 10, 2016 · 0 comments
I recently needed to show a video on a web page that needed to take the full width of the container (in this case, the full screen width) but keep a consistent height.
June 20, 2016 · 0 comments
Although you can easily create inline checkboxes and radio buttons using ASP.NET CheckBoxes and RadioButtons using Bootstrap's checkbox-inline and radio-inline classes, it's not so easy with ASP.NET CheckBoxList and RadioButtonList controls.
June 17, 2016 · 0 comments
Iâ€™m not ready to give up on this concept.
June 8, 2016 · 0 comments
Although probably no one cares about Classic ASP, except those who still need to support it, I was refreshing my memory today on how to use classes in Classic ASP and found a couple of options for simulating constructors with parameters.
June 8, 2016 · 0 comments
I came across an issue where I was setting Page.Title in my ASPX page's Page_Load event, but it was appearing blank when I was attempting to retrieve the value in the MasterPage's Page_PreRender event.
May 23, 2016 · 3 comments
It's not often I wish such bad fortune on a new innovation but I am wishing Accelerated Mobile Pages (AMP) dies a quick death.
March 21, 2016 · 0 comments
I know there are bugs in most (all?) of the websites I have developed, and I feel bad when I find a bug and wonder how long it's been there. But no matter how many bugs there are in your code, there's probably a worse website... Yahoo!
March 9, 2016 · 7 comments
When I was looking for an alternative to Masonry to produce a responsive Pinterest style grid that was a lot simpler and lighter weight I came across this jQuery plugin on www.jqueryscript.net that is very simple and works well. However, It has a few issues which I needed to fix before I could use it.
February 3, 2016 · 0 comments
I'm working on a new website for one of my hobbies â€“ car magazine collecting.
February 3, 2016 · 0 comments
Isn't it nice how search engines show a brief section of content with your search terms highlighted in search results?
December 9, 2015 · 0 comments
Recently I've been researching and experimenting with alternate methods to various things involving development, particularly database access, and have come to the conclusion that the systems that we have evolved to today are not ideal.
December 3, 2015 · 0 comments
Any website other than a very simple one uses a database these days, right? Well then why is there a separation between web server and database server? Surely there has to be an advantage in integrating these two systems into one?