Archive for the ‘Design’ Category

More about WordPress integration with custom sites

Saturday, May 2nd, 2009

Yesterday I did a lot of work to make WordPress and my custom site word seamlessly one with the other. Today I’m trying to raise that level of integration to an higher level. I had 2 problems with a common solution: Am I the admin? I won’t be creating a backoffice anytime soon, but I […]

Moving WordPress and Integrating with a Custom Site

Friday, May 1st, 2009

I finally got my head into doing a redesign of my blog and integrating several sites I’ve into one place. That should make it easier to expand, maintain, backup and setup if needed. I also had some demanding requirements to leave things to my taste in laziness: I like WordPress for blogging most of the […]

Microsoft To Ship Open Source Package With .Net (jQuery)

Monday, September 29th, 2008

A few days ago if you asked me if Microsoft would ever include an open source piece of code in one of their products, I would say you were insane just for asking! There’s no way! Well, Microsoft is planning to amaze me along with everyone else. ASP.Net and Visual Studio will start shipping with […]

Dynamic Controls And The UpdateProgress Nightmare

Tuesday, June 10th, 2008

It’s one of the most common issues on the ASP.Net Web 2.0 era, how to add dynamic controls at server side… but that’s a well explored territory as you can check by simply googling it. As a reference I recommend this series of 4 articles. There are 2 problems not so easy to handle, the […]

Get Scrollbar Size Using Javascript

Thursday, August 16th, 2007

While searching for a snippet of code that could give me the scrollbar width (or height) on the browser I only found this code that does not work at all in IE, only “well-behaved” browsers work, states the author. Later I found this snippet (somewhere in the last result pages of Google) that seemed to […]

Consequences of AJAX on ASP.Net Webcontrols Development

Saturday, October 21st, 2006

Every day new sites with AJAX appear and it looks like AJAX had come to stay. ASP.Net, as every other reputable web framework, must take it into account. It must provide the right tools to every scenario. What are the scenarios then? HTML Until AJAX gained momentum, this was the only possible scenario. If you […]

Table-less Freaks VS Reality

Sunday, July 16th, 2006

So, we need a nice little cute of our page to have round corners. Cool. The easy way? Do a table with 8 or 9 images, depending on the background, if its a solid color you only need 8 images, a pattern, you need 9. The next step if to have some freak Table-less guru […]

Busy times with AJAX, Javascript and Effects

Tuesday, July 11th, 2006

Lately I’ve not been able to blog much. I’ve been very busy working on ePortal that is improving very much. Thanks to the help of some nice libraries I’ve found I’ve been able to replace some of compatibility code I’ve done in the past. The biggest problem is, of course, Internet Explorer. I’ve even found […]

Tableless design…

Tuesday, April 25th, 2006

While ago, about 5 years, when I started developing web applications for a small company called Widesolutions, I was introduced to tablebased design. I rembember my opinion was and is that it is simple and it makes sense. Today, I think exactly the same with a few more ideas. Layers, or divs, can do most […]

New controls with Gtk ideas

Saturday, April 8th, 2006

For my current job in ePortal I’ve been designing some new controls that mostly add features not present in the HTML native ones. One such features is the ability to add an icon (or something else like a checkbox) to a dropdown list (combobox). How do we solve this? By implementing it using HTML, but […]