Posts for July, 2005

Ways to do paging in ASP.NET

I found this wonderful article that compares the performance of different methods of paging in SQL Server a while back, but it was either eaten when my database got corrupted or I forgot to blog it. The article compares six different types of paging and gives information about the strengths and weaknesses of each. Apart […]
Published in ASP.NET on Tuesday, July 26th, 2005

Request for comment on the CSS 3 spec

I saw an article on WASP today asking for comment from web developers on the CSS 3 standard that they’re currently working on. It’s kind of hard to tell how it’s going to be without trying to make a webpage with it, but the idea of being able to use multiple background images in the […]
Published in CSS on Thursday, July 21st, 2005

Back referencing in javascript regular expressions

I’ve used regular expressions to do find and replace Javascript before, but I’ve never managed to do the thing where you can take part of the string that has been matched and use it in the replace string. It turns out the piece of the puzzle I needed to find was something called back references. […]
Published in Javascript on Thursday, July 21st, 2005

Free MSDN ASP.NET training course

Saw this a few days ago. It’s a free ASP.NET training course from Microsoft. I’ve only had a quick look, but the content looks quite comprehensive and I think there’s a few things in there I’m going to find quite useful. If you’re interested, sign up soon because I believe it’s a time limited thing.
Published in ASP.NET on Friday, July 15th, 2005

Image to icon service online

I just saw a link to a nice site that will convert an image from various common formats into an icon. This is very nice if you don’t have access to a proper icon editor.
Published in Web development on Friday, July 15th, 2005