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I've got from web designers HTML prototype, that I have to implement in ASP.NET web site. Just including the whole HTML with CSS and JS files didn't work well, because the CSS files had global settings, that corrupt existing layout. So I had to comment and modify CSS selectors to adapt th the site. Not an easy task, because I am not expert in CSS and it took a time to understand quite large set of CSS rules, that the designers used. Excellent presentation from Damian Edwards at RDN about CSS based ...
Well I've seen these about thirty times now, tried them once or twice, but now that I am doing a little more work with my side company, I've found this great tool for becoming a bit more mobile. Check out the suite here. You can run Open Office from a USB drive. Never be without the ability to open word, excel, access or powerpoint files again. I recommend trying the initial suite on that extra USB drive you have laying around for starters, then check out the whole apps list. Adding more portable ...
If you've been following along reading my postings, you'll know that I've been casting aspersions about the canvas Loaded= event at least on IE6 and maybe FireFox. I've got a couple Silverlight applications that just are not solidly functional in IE6 and FIreFox (at least) and the only thing that made sense was that Loaded= didn't always fire. So to finally 'put that to bed', I decided to write a simple little demo to test that, and as long as I was doing so, I included the OnLoad event as well: ...
Well, the un-imaginable has happened to me (or my workstation for that matter) very late on Saturday morning (about 3am). While testing a new web application, I noticed IE was playing up, so I fired up FireFox and tried again - to the same result. My computer kept lagging and crashing all browsers, then the apps started to crash until.................... complete C: drive failure! I have spend the best part of 2 days now installing a new SATA drive, reconfiguring software and recovering data from ...
I guess I need to commit to posting non-submitted stuff more regular. I stopped doing that a while back, and some good stuff rolls off the end, such as: Frank LaVigne's Christmas Card tutorials, Resizing SL apps revisited, without JS, Falling Snow in WPF, using SL in a business app, what the FF unresponsive script message means, and Windows Media Player 11 as a UI to emulate. From SilverlightCream.com: Silverlight 1.0 Tutorial and Lessons Learned from Frank La Vigne This is an aggregation by Pete ...
This may be old news for some, but Firefox v2.0 does not support the display style "inline-block". I've read several blogs and articles on the subject, most of them suggesting using "-moz-inline-block" or "-moz-inline-stack" or "-moz-inline-box", none of which worked (and also managed to break IE support, subsequently). Since I tend to fix my own problems (and quickly forget the solution when it creeps up again), I usually post a blog about it to remind myself in the future. In the event this blog ...
It's time for the next installment of the monthly Caffeinated Codey awards, where the link love flows for my favorite posts from the month. For Most Obsessive Blog Comment Recovery Operation...Eric Sink for his post Be My Support Group. After losing a lengthy blog comment due to a random Firefox error, Eric describes his multi-hour effort to recover the data using a packet sniffer and some url-decoding. Eric has long since joined the dark side of the force (business and marketing), so can you imagine ...
In last article we talked about WPF as a next generation UX development technology from Microsoft. We also talked about declarative programming model it provides through the use of new XML based declarative language “XAML (a.k.a Zammel)”. In this article we’ll be digging deeper in XAML by understanding its usefulness in application development and its principles by writing snippets of code. If someone is not sure of what declarative programming model is, I suggest reading this or searching on web ...
I've been meaning for a looong time to get my own website up and running now that I've gone independant...something that I can use as a main contact for people who want information specifically around hiring me. I've finally got it up and running here! Doing the site has brought up alot of questions around proper web development for me (read my recent post on the upcoming MVC framework for a taste of what I'm meaning). I wanted to use Divs as much as possible and stay away from tables for layout ...
On December 19th, Blockbuster will premiere the first full-length feature film, Jackass 2.5, directly to online audiences on Windows and Mac using Microsoft Silverlight. Jackass 2.5 will be made available for free, for anyone in the US 17 or older, courtesy of Blockbuster at www.blockbuster.jackassworl... beginning December 19th through December 31st, 2007 Silverlight is a 1.5MB cross-browser, cross-platform plugin for IE, Firefox and Safari users. Details and download at http://www.microsoft.com/si... ...
I've read and listened to Scott Hanselman sing the praises of SlickRun for a long time, but I just recently got around to using it. For those of you who are as slow to catch on as me, it is essentially just a tricked-out version of the Run window that allows you launch programs much faster than you can through the traditional hide-and-seek start menu approach. This is especially true if you are a tool addict and have a start menu that stretches across your screen. Best of all, it is FREE, which is ...
I've done very little with Linux so I'm unfamiliar with most of it. I can maneuver around it enough to get most things installed and I understand why I'm doing what I'm asked to do. However, I'm a little disappointed now :( I just spent about an hour and a half installing apache, php, and mysql, and drupal all on a freshly installed Ubuntu 7.0.4 Install. Installation of apache, perfectly fine. Installation of php, perfectly fine. Installation of mysql, perfectly fine. Time for drupal. I started following ...
So I've been meaning to make this blog happen now for, what? A about a year? Heh. It's high time I got this baby off the ground. Well, let's get back into the swing of things with another fun story. This one happened to me yesterday. A client called to tell me they were having trouble with a website I'd built for them. I asked them to send me a screenshot of the error message, and what I got was a Firefox display of the standard ASP.NET error screen. In big red letters the error message read: "SQL ...
Amazing things happen when the Internet dies. The dependency that I've developed on the Internet has turned out to be a monster of an addiction. I'm confident that I share this addiction with many, many others. The day after Thanksgiving my household lost Internet because the bill hadn't been paid. Comcast is asking for $600+ before it will be turned back on and so therefore, we've been slow to turn it back on. This of course includes our cable TV, telephone, and Internet which is why it's high. ...
When I took my current job, it was a quick transition. The guy I replaced was taking another job and I was allowed 1 day to get the gist of everything he did. Then he was gone. The company had very minimal amounts of documentation on anything including usernames and passwords. Nobody knew what any of them were, or what anything went to. There was only 1 IT guy at this company, and I replaced him. I had a stroke of luck though. There were several pages that I accessed for the company and they all ...
This week I installed a few nifty Firefox Add-Ons, All-In-One-Gestures and IE Tab. I tried All-In-One-Gestures after watching how fast a co-worker was able to navigate on the web by using this Add-On. It allows you to right-click anywhere on a web page and move the mouse left to go backward or right to go for forward. Navigating this way is definitely much faster than using the browser toolbar buttons and helps me stay in a better flow when trying to quickly scan oodles of google results. For some ...
The Windows Live Messenger team has just announced a new feature that allows you show your Messenger presence and receive instant messages from the web. The Windows Live Messenger IM Control lets people on the Web reach you in Messenger by showing your Messenger status on your web site, blog, or social networking profile. The IM Control runs in the browser and lets site visitors message you without installing Messenger first and is supported in IE6, IE7, and Firefox 2.0 on Windows and Firefox 2.0 ...
I found that using window.location.href='url' works well in firefox and IE.  Also, this bug is documented and is either fixed or being fixed in the latest FF build.
I've been using Meta Products download express for some time now. Basically, it's a tool that if you brows to a page, see a bunch of links on that page pointing to downloads (zip, doc, rar, etc.) and you don't want to just click on each choose save and go through the annoying process of clicking every, this scrapes the HTML and presents a list of what links exist and you can easily click the ones you want and download. Then, there's a queue that manages the download process and some efficient use ...
Check out this article based on Apple's "The Beat Goes On" special event. First big deal: new iPod Nano: NICE! Although, to be honest, I don't really use mine for much video viewing...the screen is pretty small, and the nano screen is even smaller...but still...that device is just a nice package. But then... Then what? It's an iPhone. OH NO IT ISN'T! This is the new iPod Touch, which is basically the iPhone but without the phone component. AND it comes with wi-fi. That's right, an MP3 player that ...
I ran into a crazy issue while working on my ASP.Net 2.0 application in Firefox this week and thought I'd share... When a certain ASPX page completed rendering and emitted it's final markup to the browser, I noticed the status bar read 'Done' for an instant, but then immediately changed to 'Waiting for localhost...' again. It definitely seemed as if the page was being requested twice. I immediately looked at FireBug to see what was loading, and indeed the same page showed up twice in the 'Net' listing. ...
I realize the following won't have many working examples. If someone would like a working example of what the heck I'm talking about. Feel free to ask, and I'll create a few. In the application I'm working on, I had a situation where I wanted to show/hide a div tag to conserve screen real estate. Pretty simple to do. However, using CSS with relative positioning I quickly ran into problems with the section being shown overlapping frames and objects beneath it. I needed to increase the size of the ...
So after you have survived another update Tuesday you are thinking that all's well with the on-line world? Perhaps it's worth checking all those other media snap-in's and add ons to make sure you have minimized the security implications? And don't think that you're safe just because you're running Firefox, etc? As an example this was what the scan came back with for my Laptop: Applications / Result Version Detected Status Microsoft Windows XP Professional Service Pack 2 Adobe Reader 7.x 7.0.9.50 ...
Since I've been developing for mobile devices lately, I've needed to test what the site does based upon what browser is hitting it. I've found a need to make my web browser report the User Agent from the Blazer browser or any other browser for that matter. There are quite a few ways to do this. Luckily a co-worker happened to show me the User Agent plug in for Firefox. It's called User Agent Switcher and lets you switch out the reported user agent of your firefox browser at will. Remember, this of ...
Currently I'm doing some mobile development. I've noticed lately when trying to format pages with textboxes that the textbox was ignoring the width property. The Treo 650P and Treo 650W were both exhibiting this behavior. Then I realized that firefox also had this happening, I just hadn't really cared that much until I started needing to manage my screen real estate on mobile devices. I did find a few solutions. Setting the width with CSS or setting the columns property. eg. <asp:TextBox ID="PlayerHandicapValue" ...
I've mostly switched to FireFox based upon it's speed and in comparison to IE it's a heck of a lot less clunky. However downloading files is limited, by default to 2 connections per server. Although the general W3C spec on HTTP downloads (or in actuality) 3 simultaneous connections to a server from a client, I feel the need to violate that rule. Thankfully, it's easy to change in FireFox. From the address bar, enter "about:config". Then filter down to you see (or just scroll) to the setting network.http.max-persistent... ...
If you ever try to do more than one simultaneous partial update with Asp.net Ajax Update Panel, I guess you already found that Asp.net Ajax Framework cancel the current update request and starts the new one. You think I am kidding? Okay lets try the following code: <%@ Page Language="C#"%> <!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD XHTML 1.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/xhtml... <script runat="server"> protected void Page_Load(object sender, EventArgs ...
I've blogged about Snap Shots in the past and think it's an excellent addition to any website. Now, you can have the power of Snap Shots on any website through the Snap Shots add-on for Internet Explorer or Firefox. These add-ons bring the usefulness of Snap Shots to all websites, and takes everything you love about Snap Shots for your website and puts on the websites you visit every day. Snap has profiled a large group of the most popular sites that you use every day, including Google, Yahoo!, MySpace, ...
Later Cream for August 1: I don't normally do two posts, but I came across some fun things that I didn't want anyone to miss... Firefox Add-on to Draw a color-coded Chart of a page; a MIX '07 video player using all the new bits released last week by Steve Marx; a new Silverlight site by Jeff Paries: DesignWithSilverlight.com; and full Javascript-Silverlight Intellisense add-on for VS2008 -- no really! View Source Chart 2.5.03 Not necessarily Silverlight, but it looks definitely useful.. a FireFox ...

There's now a FireFox plugin for ClickOnce Support. This removes on of my few remaining nags with FireFox.

Hat tip: Brad Abrams

So now it's possible to run the SSLVPN on Mac, Linux Clients WITH EndPoint Scanning? Good news indeed. Access Gateway User's Guide for the Windows, Macintosh, Linux, and Unix Platforms So this is the new Access Gateway Enterprise Edition based on the 8.0 Netscaler Hardware, and interestingly enough I don't think Citrix has done that much to shout about the fact that it now has the functionality to connect loads of different Clients via it's SSLVPN Solution. in fact the PDF actually uses screenshots ...
Sometimes it is necessary that we do some special tactics to make a particular CSS work in diiferent browser . For example , the following css. .logo { background-image:none; filter: progid:DXImageTransform.Mic... (src="##BASE_PATH##images/l... sizingMethod="crop"); } This is needed only for IE6 to make alpha blending work.Now, if the logo is used as a background image, then we will see no logo in Firefox unless we do some css hacks. Ironic ! Rather, using the hacks stuff ...
For a long time now I've never been able to use several applications, including Windows Live Writer (which is hugely improved over its initial beta release, btw), FeedGhost, FireFox (after it updated itself one day), and even the new beta of Safari for Windows. I always got the error "The operation has timed out" from these applications. I was never able to reproduce it myself in C#, nor did any other network related appliations or the IPWorks components that I work with so often produce the problem. ...
I was checking Google Reader this morning when I came across a post by Download Squad entitled Firefox's popularity is repeating Microsoft's dominating mistakes all over again. But when I click through the link all I get is a single comment: "I don't even know where to begin on a rebuttal for this one..." Did Download Squad get a bunch of backlash and take it down? Or is this just a temporary bug? If anyone else has the full article in their feed reader or browser cache, please post the content in ...
So the new version of Safari is out in beta, not just for Mac but for Windows. This is great news! I mean, now they have TWO code-bases to fix the horrendous bugs on instead of just one! There's no secret that I'm not a huge fan of Safari. It was buggy as hell when I first used it on my Mac back in November when I got it, and i've been in very happy Firefox bliss ever since. But I applaud Apple for not giving up on Safari, and I'm willing to give it another shot. That shot lasted 5 minutes. I loaded ...
I have been trying out Safari on Windows and so far the experience has been miserable. But let me start with the good points. User interface is nice and clean. I can test web sites I am working on without borrowing my wife's MacBook. Now for the bad. Slower to load pages than Firefox or IE even though Apple claims it's faster. Bookmark import from Firefox didn't work. When I maximize the browser on then second display of my dual display the browser completely disappears to somewhere on a phantom ...
Yesterday, Steve Job as part of his keynote at the Apple World Wide Developers Conference (WWDC) announced a version of the Apple Safari Browser for Windows. Job’s was honest and admitted that 4.9% of the market is currently Safari and he would like to increase that amount. So it doesn’t take a genius to work out that the Mac has a larger share of the PC market than 4.9% so many Mac users must be using something other than Safari and to hazard a guess I bet it’s Firefox. So I see the release of the ...
Let us not beat around the bush, Google is the default search engine for much of the Internet, I need look no further my blogs site visitor statistics for evidence of that! 46% of my visitors come via search engines and 93% of those come via Google. So thank you Google for sending me nearly half of my readers! Ok so Google is popular but I'm not married to Google, I don't own shares, so my loyalty only comes from Google being good at it's job and helping me find relevant sites after entering my search ...
Visit http://www.silverlight.net for more information, downloads, samples, etc. Silverlight is a browser plug-in that runs on IE, Firefox and Safari - Windows and Macs Silverlight is a vector rending engine that supports an upward compatible 2D subset of WPF graphic description language XAML Silverlight has built in media support for wmv, wma, mp3, jpeg and png files on both windows and MAC with a few lines of code and WITHOUT media player The 1.0 Version of Silverlight supports javascript client ...
Apologies if anyone has been experiencing IE7 crashes when trying to read articles on this site (though I don't really see why I should apologise for IE7 crashing!). As far as I can tell, this seems only to affect IE7 users on Vista. IE7 on XP appears to be unaffected, and Firefox is OK. The problem appears to be related to having a 'blogmap', although it only affects certain pages (articles, rather than posts). I've removed my blogmap, and the problem appears to have gone away. If anyone has any ...
This has been *way* too long in coming, but I finally have all my Silverlight pages now functional in Beta 1. The last hold-out was the Animated Menu: I have a new Beta 1 piece ready to write up, and will hopefully get that on-site tomorrow and then I will look at making modifications to this menu system using some of the new features available to me in the Beta. At this point, it is simply a conversion of the February CTP code over to operate under Beta 1. One change I had made and reversed was ...
Did you know you can complete the website URL using some hot keys of your keyboard? If you are using internet since considerable time, you must be knowing it and have been opening the .COM websites in the browser by typing the website name and pressing the hot keys "CTRL + Enter". Did not get it still? Let me give an example. To open http://www.google.com in your web browser, you need not to type all text you see but just type "google" and press "CTRL + Enter" and it opens the Google website. This ...
Michael Singer posted an article on Information Week about Microsoft's seeming lack of community (Thanks to Scott for originally posting about the article on GWB). I think that he might have gotten some misinformation from less-than-reliable sources, so I wanted to go through his article and give a Microsoft-ie point of view. Let's review the article shall we? "Apple has one. So does the Java community, Oracle, IBM, and Google. Lord knows anyone who uses Linux or free and open source software is ...
This is essentially a duplicate of a message I just posted to the Silverlight Forum. I haven't seen any discussion on this, and there's at least one other person asking about problems with "Loaded=" in Firefox, so I thought I would post it here and see about raising the visibility a bit. I've had multiple reports of my GlyphMap Utility not working in Firefox after my Beta 1 conversion. I've actually been able to make it NOT work on IE6 as well and just before posting this, it failed in IE7, but not ...
The next page to convert, going by date was a demo I put up on February 21, 2007, and is a "GlyphMap" utility as shown here: This one was only difficult to convert because the code and xaml is somewhat involved. The normal 'plumbing' came into effect as well as some interesting animation things having to do with the slide-out menus. I believe it's all working, but let me know if you find something that isn't. I've got 4 different 'ding' fonts displayable, 3 'skins', and a non-skinned version running. ...
Few weeks ago I noticed that moving finger on my laptop touchpad in Firefox sometimes was causing to move to previous web page. Initially I was not able to understand what actually was happening - and what was causing it. I was looking for various ways to remove this bahaviour in my Open Suse distro. Today I learned that it was all because of Synaptics driver, that installed itself somehow - I dont remember activating it or installing. Removing unwanted behaviour seemed simple: # sysclient HorizEdgeScroll=0 ...
I've just got this IE Pro plug-in and I'm SO excited about it. I includes (but limited to): Crash Recover (My MOST requested feature for IE ) Tab History (Clicking close is no longer my big mistake ) Save Page As Image (No need to go to Paint anymore ) Page Info (Same as this one of Firefox ) Flash Blocking (With optional enabling of the blocked one ) Mouse Gesture (Hey Bashmohandes, here it comes ) New tab from search and favorites (and from other actions too ). Auto refreshing of a tab (VERY handy ...
Peter Stathakos posted yesterday about Gmail, and I thought I'd continue the discussion about Windows Hotmail Live (or whatever it's now called). Since you get to it from the URL mail.live.com, I always think of it as "Windows Mail Live" so I can type the right URL. It's definitely been improving over the past few months, especially in terms of speed. And I think the bug in IE7 with multiple windows popping up has now been fixed. But compared with GMail I find it lacking. Here's the stuff ordered ...

Why is it that when you try to log into the MSDN forums to post a rant about one thing or another you cant manage to sign in using passport - Passport flat out sucks and it all ends with me using FireFox just so that I can log into the MSDN forums - does anyonelse get the same Internet Explorer cannot display this webpage - flamin useless.

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Seriously, what's up with the MIX07 website?? My default browser is Firefox for various reasons. That's how the website looks in it: MIX07 website in Firefox Unreadable. Which is funny and ironic when you remember the playdoyers for compatibility we heard at the very same event last year. OK, I'll open IE to look at the site then. Ooops. MIX07 website in IE ...