Posts for August, 2009

Building javascript minification into MSBuild scripts

How to use a tool called Packer.NET to build javascript minification into a MSBuild script.
Published in ASP.NET, CSS, Javascript, Tools on Saturday, August 29th, 2009

Why I don't like reset stylesheets

I don't much like reset stylesheets. They make extra work when creating CSS and are an extra request for the browser to make to build a page.
Published in CSS on Sunday, August 23rd, 2009

Javascript prototype chaining

Prototype chaining is used to build new types of objects based on existing ones. It has a very similar job to inheritance in a class based language.
Published in Javascript on Monday, August 17th, 2009

SVG images as CSS backgrounds

SVG images are an interesting options for CSS backgrounds because they're small to download, easy to create and have many powerful features that aren't possible using CSS3 alone.
Published in CSS on Wednesday, August 12th, 2009

A great big welcome to inline-block!

Inline-block is a halfway point between setting an element's display to inline or to block. It keeps the element in the inline flow of the document like display:inline does, but you can manipulate the element's box attributes (width, height and vertical margins) like you can with display:block.
Published in CSS on Sunday, August 9th, 2009

Restarting an IIS6 app pools using .NET

Two little code snippets for recycling IIS6 application pools in through .NET code.
Published in .NET on Sunday, August 9th, 2009

Our web 2.0 wedding

The story of how Joe and I used our favourite web tools to organise our wedding and share the experience with the people who couldn't be there.
Published in Programming, Tools, Web development on Saturday, August 1st, 2009