Wednesday, November 23, 2011

New posts @ http://blog.webmonkey.uk.com/

Posts have been copied over to  http://blog.webmonkey.uk.com/ and all future updates will be made there rather than here. The feedburner feed has been updated to point to the new blog.

Sunday, October 31, 2010

jQuery Numeric Plugin Update

Long time since I've posted, but have updated my jQuery numeric plugin for allowing only numbers in input boxes, fixing a couple of bugs and adding functionality (removing from input and allowing integers only). See code updates via GitHub, or download the latest stable version zipped. In the future might set it so you can restrict how many characters you can put after the decimal point (so could be useful for currency input).

Saturday, February 20, 2010

Update: CSSCompact - WebHandler

Only a minor code update: CssCompact: A WebHandler for shrinking CSS files (ASP.NET). Code I am developing will go on GitHub/SamWM at some point (already has my jQuery plugins and ASP code I wrote a while back).

Thursday, September 10, 2009

Simple Slideshow System: S5

S5 has been around a few years now, but some may not be aware of it. S5 stands for 'Simple Standards-Based Slide Show System'. The XHTML code is simple to modify (adding / removing slides) and understand. Styling via CSS is also very simple to do. It gracefully degrades - so if JavaScript is disabled, you can still see the content. Slideshows are also printer friendly.

Like a slideshow you would do in Microsoft Office PowerPoint or OpenOffice Impress, you have to make sure not too much content is added to a slide, since any overflow is hidden. The keyboard or mouse can be used to navigate the S5 slideshow (although there are no context menu options).

Wednesday, September 09, 2009

WebSlide

What is WebSlide? WebSlide is a JavaScript based web application front-end for presenting mockups and other images in a web browser. Click in the demo area and either click buttons with your mouse, or use shortcut keys →, ←, z, x, and n. For more information on using and setting up a WebSlide, view the online documentation. Features
  • No server-side requirements
  • User-configurable
  • Create custom themes with CSS
  • Keyboard navigation
  • Zoom images in & out
  • Optional password protection
Visit WebSlide | Full Screen Demo

Sunday, September 06, 2009

Google Wave: 5 Ways It Could Change the Web

Google Wave arrives on September 30th. On that day, Google will start sending out 100,000 invites to non-developers to its much-anticipated real-time communication platform. An interesting article '5 ways Google Wave could change the web' has been published over at Mashable.

1. Wave-Powered Forums
2. Wave-powered Commenting System
3. Wave-Based Content Management System
4. Wave for Customer Support
5. Wave for Education

Read the full article over here

Saturday, September 05, 2009

Microsoft.NET Framework directory locations

Since there are directories all over the place for the Microsoft.NET Framework, I have decided to compile a list of some of the key ones used.

Compilers, GACUtil, ASP.NET Register IIS/SQL, Assemblies etc.

.NET 1.0: C:\Windows\Microsoft.NET\Framework\v1.0.3705

.NET 1.1: C:\Windows\Microsoft.NET\Framework\v1.1.4322

.NET 2.0: C:\Windows\Microsoft.NET\Framework\v2.0.50727

After 2.0, more directories were added, the build number was also omitted from the directory name. Some key utilities (for Global Assembly Cache (GAC), ASP.NET, Code Access Security Policy Tool (caspol.exe)) weren't part of future versions, so, as a result, .NET 2.0 is required by them.

.NET 3.0 uses .NET 2.0 compiler. New directories:

  • C:\Windows\Microsoft.NET\Framework\v3.0\Windows Communication Foundation
  • C:\Windows\Microsoft.NET\Framework\v3.0\Windows Workflow Foundation (only SQL scripts in here)
  • C:\Windows\Microsoft.NET\Framework\v3.0\WPF (Windows Presentation Foundation)
  • C:\Program Files\Reference Assemblies\Microsoft\Framework\v3.0 (for reference when compiling / developing)

.NET 3.5

  • C:\Windows\Microsoft.NET\Framework\v3.5 (compiler, WPF, MSBuild)
  • C:\Program Files\Reference Assemblies\Microsoft\Framework\v3.5 (for reference when compiling / developing)

Wednesday, September 02, 2009

IxEdit

IxEdit is a JavaScript-based interaction design tool for the web. With IxEdit, designers can practice DOM-scripting without coding to change, add, move, or transform elements dynamically on your web pages. Especially, IxEdit must be useful to try various interactions rapidly in the prototyping phase of your web application.

Website: http://www.ixedit.com/ | Demo: http://www.ixedit.com/samples/