Supporting ‘The Designers Accord’

    Late 2011, I was super proud to find out that I had been accepted as an official supporter of the “Global Designers Accord“. The Designers Accord is a global coalition of designers, educators, and business leaders, working together to create positive environmental and social impact. All adopters, supporters, and endorsers follow a basic code of conduct: Do no harm; Communicate and collaborate; Keep learning, keep teaching; Instigate meaningful change; Make theory action. Legibility…

"Supporting ‘The Designers Accord’"

How to solve “There was a problem detecting your feed”

Many of you on indiblogger may be facing a problem that your blog feed was not getting detected by browsers. Because of which you may be getting the indirank as NA instead of a number on a scale of 100. This may be due to a scenario which can be described as a ‘not so common’ problem which mostly goes unnoticed. It’s because your feeds get displayed quite normally on the feeds page. The problem…

"How to solve “There was a problem detecting your feed”"

Fancybox on Web Forms

My “lightbox” of choice for web development is the jQuery plugin Fancybox. It is simple, lightweight and completely customizable. Future tutorials will go more in depth with using and customizing Fancybox. One of the issues is fancybox on web forms does not work when showing server controls inline. This tutorial will walk through the steps to get Fancybox working properly. Here’s the scenario. Say you have an form on a page with a GridView showing a…

"Fancybox on Web Forms"

ASP.Net Refresh Data on Parent Page from Lightbox without Postback

Something that has always bothered me about using “light boxes” or even popup windows and data is added or updated in that light box the parent window that is displaying the data doesn’t refresh the data without refreshing the page. Using AJAX to improve the user experience  makes matters worse because the data should automatically refresh when changed. This tutorial will show how to update a GridView on a parent page when a light box…

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Star User Rating Control in Asp.Net Using Jquery

With a little CSS, a tiny amount of jQuery and a little ingenuity you can easily create a reusable rating control in using jquery. The Basics For the CSS I decided there was no reason to re-invent the wheel, so I used Komodo Media’s CSS Star Rating Part Duex for the styles, although I did rename them (only because I prefer short, simple class names). Here’s the basic HTML structure of the rating system:

"Star User Rating Control in Asp.Net Using Jquery"

Staying Productive: Code Snippets are Your Friend

One of the aspects of my job that I hate the most is building long, mundane Asp.Net forms. I get so tired of dropping labels, textboxes, validators on a page and then formatting them over and over again. Every project I work on I find myself building the exact same form fields: First Name, Last Name, Email Address, Address, City, State, blah, blah, blah. It drives me nuts. You’re probably thinking, why don’t you just…

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Staying Productive: Using App Themes for Global Control Properties

In my last post, Staying Productive: Code Snippets are Your Friend, I showed how I use Code Snippets in Visual Studio to drastically slash the time it takes to build Asp.Net forms. In this article I’ll show how I use App Themes within web applications to set some global properties for Asp.Net controls. You may have noticed in the last article that the Code Snippets leave out some properties for certain controls that usually are…

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