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  • Here’s a simple but maybe not so obvious tip.  In Visual Studio 2010 the HTML Designer is not enabled by default.  This can easily be re-enabled by knowing where to go in your Visual Studio Options. Simply go into Tools > Options > HTML Designer and check “Enable HTML designer”. That’s it!  After that restart […]

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  • June 20, 2013 - Don

    Our iPhone Powered Coffee Pot

    Last year my co-worker and I ordered Electric Imp developer boards and came up with an iPhone powered Coffee Pot.  We setup a website showcasing our little project and got quite a bit of feedback and even some interviews to be in some online articles about what we’ve done. I recently discovered that we were […]

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  • September 26, 2012 - Don

    Responsive Design and Mobility Tools

    Recently while viewing the Pluralsight course Single Page Apps with HTML5, Web API, Knockout and jQuery I came across three handy tools for testing web sites in different mobile browsers.  Each tool works slightly differently but all serve the same general purpose, helping web developers (like me) quickly get an indication of how their responsive site […]

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  • Here’s a helpful resource for anybody using ASP.NET Web Forms and jQuery UI.  In this blog post, Jon Galloway highlights JuiceUI, a new open source project from the folks over at appendTo which brings easy server side support for jQuery UI controls to your ASP.NET Webforms applications. I definitely plan on checking out Juice UI the […]

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  • Being a heavy keyboard only user in many instances and having written desktop applications that focus heavily on keyboard tab order, hot keys, etc., I really enjoyed reading Scott Hansleman’s latest blog post about the web being the new terminal and how many web applications now are building in support for keyboard shortcuts and hot […]

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  • January 25, 2012 - Don

    Using HTML5 Web Storage in ASP.NET

    This article does a great job at showing you a simple example of how to use local browser web storage in conjunction with ASP.NET web methods to save and retrieve the data from a server side database.  Even if you aren’t interested in using this functionality in an application you have now, it’s worth reading […]

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  • September 16, 2011 - Don

    Get the root part of a domain in .NET

    Need to get the .com, .us, .biz, etc. part of the domain name in .NET? Here’s how: Dim root As String root = Right(Request.Url.Host, (Request.Url.Host.Length) – InStrRev(Request.Url.Host, "."))

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  • What is Code Metrics Viewer? – Matthias Friedrich highlights his Visual Studio 2010 Code Metrics Viewer extension which plugs into VS 2010 Professional and uses the Code Metrics Power Tool to provide code metrics information to the IDE. Matthias is blogging a number of posts on this project blog which look at the various features […]

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  • Great article to check out! Ajax-based data loading using jQuery.load() function in ASP.NET – Hajan Selmani takes a back to basics look at using jQuery to load partial chunks of HTML from a page using Ajax and insert them into the current page, providing a nice way of lighting up a web application with an […]

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  • The official Microsoft Kinect SDK beta is now out and available for download! Covered by Channel Nine Live Media, Microsoft Scientist Anoop Gupta made the announcement himself that after the long wait, users may now go to the official SDK website to download the latest software development kit for the Kinect camera. Here are the features that […]

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