Posts for April, 2006

Having fun is motivating

I’ve recently discovered the blog of a guy called Jim Whittle who’s the recruitment guy at the company where I work. He’s only posted two articles so far but he’s a great story teller and I particularly enjoyed an entry he posted about having passion for what you do. On a similar sort of topic […]
Published in Programming on Saturday, April 29th, 2006

Bookmark: Mozilla DOM documentation

I’ve finally found some Mozilla javascript docs that as good as the IE ones. One of the really nice thing about the Mozilla docs is they have lots of details about the versions that things work in and warnings about potential problems that you might have when using some of the features. For example I […]
Published in Web development on Wednesday, April 19th, 2006

Joe's new ASP.NET blog

My boyfriend Joe (who’s also an ASP.NET programmer) has a new techblog! Go read about how excited he is about his new Porsche. ;) Now he has to link back to me! Can you believe I had to tell him to?!
Published in ASP.NET on Sunday, April 16th, 2006

Bookmark: tips for debugging atlas applications

If you’re doing any work with the Atlas beta there’s a nice page in the documentation with tips on debugging atlas applications. Some of the tips are actually quite useful for general clientside debugging as well so it’s worth a read even if you’re not using Atlas.
Published in ASP.NET on Wednesday, April 12th, 2006

Tim tells me the story of Lorem Ipsum

My good friend Tim from Melbourne is doing some design subjects at uni at the moment and he told me a rather nifty story about where the latin filler words that you sometimes see in website layouts come from: Tim says: its actually just lorem ipsum Helephant says: :) does that mean anything? Tim says: […]
Published in Web development on Wednesday, April 12th, 2006

Bookmark: ASP.NET DataBinding internals

I found a very interesting article about ASP.NET data binding that talks about exactly what’s happening when you call the DataBind() method on a templated control like the repeater. It’s got some really interesting stuff on how the templates are instantiated and how the child controls are built.
Published in Javascript, Server controls on Monday, April 10th, 2006

Pausing page rendering at a certain point

I don’t know if this will be useful to anyone else but I thought this was kind of a neat trick for messing around with ASP.NET page rendering for debugging purposes. My problem was I wanted to stop the rendering of a page at a certain point so I could see how the scripts were […]
Published in ASP.NET, Javascript, Server controls on Friday, April 7th, 2006

UserControl type not available if code behind file isn't in app_code directory

I ran into a weird problem with dynamically created ASP.NET 2.0 user controls yesterday. I was using the user control to populate a panel of a tab control which meant I didn’t actually have a reference to the user control object anywhere on my form. The only way I could get a reference to it […]
Published in ASP.NET, Javascript, Server controls on Thursday, April 6th, 2006

Property grid usability

There’s a lovely rant on property grids on the VirtualDub website. To be honest, I’ve never really thought that much about property grids but I can see where the article is coming from. Visual Studio is the only program I use that has them and scrolling through the grid trying to find the property I […]
Published in .NET on Wednesday, April 5th, 2006