Wednesday, November 24, 2010

10 Must-Have Google Chrome Extensions for Web Developers | DevGrow

As Chrome gets more and more popular, tons of great extensions are being developed that have made it one of the (if not the) best browsers around.

See also another post about 5 must have developer extensions.

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

All-In-One Code Framework

The Microsoft All-In-One Code Framework is a free, centralized code sample library provided by the Microsoft Community team. The goal is to provide typical code samples for all Microsoft development technologies.

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Code profiling and documentation made easy

Code profiling and documentation made easy: "Use the essential Sandcastle XML reference wallchart to effortlessly generate all your .NET code documentation."
Michael Sorens has written a remarkable guide to taming this remarkable tool, containing detailed walk-throughs, and helpful tips, as well as information on automation and troubleshooting. Even better, he's condensed the essential guide to Sandcastle (and Sandcastle Help File Builder) XML documentation comments into a fantastically detailed wallchart, which is yours to download.

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

50 New Useful CSS Techniques, Tutorials and Tools

These are great times for front-end developers. After months of exaggerated excitement about HTML5 and CSS3, the web design community now starts coming up with CSS techniques that actually put newly available technologies to practical use instead of abusing them for pure aesthetic purposes. We see fewer “pure CSS images” and more advanced, clever CSS techniques that can actually improve the Web browsing experience of users. And that’s a good thing!

In this post we present recently released CSS techniques, tutorials and tools for you to use and enhance your workflow, thus improving your skills. Please don’t hesitate to comment on this post and let us know how exactly you are using them in your workflow. However, please avoid link dropping, but share your insights and your experience instead. Also, notice that some techniques are not only CSS-based, but use JavaScript, or JavaScript-libraries as well.

The article:

Faster Web Pages Using CSS/JavaScript Minification and Consolidation: ASP Alliance

Faster Web Pages Using CSS/JavaScript Minification and Consolidation: ASP Alliance

About 70-90% of the time spent waiting for a page on the average web site is actually due to the number of HTTP requests required for images, JavaScript, and CSS files! A key step in improving load times is reducing the number of these requests. Another is reducing the amount of information that has to be transmitted. This article explains how to minify and consolidate CSS and JavaScript files.

4 .NET 4.0 Libraries You *Should* Know Better – MEF, Reactive, Tasks and Dynamic : Amazedsaint's .net journal

4 .NET 4.0 Libraries You *Should* Know Better – MEF, Reactive, Tasks and Dynamic : Amazedsaint's .net journal

In this post, I’ll consolidate few posts on four .NET libraries/frameworks, that’ll help you write better apps

7 Freely available E-Books/Guides I found essential for .NET Programmers and Architects : Amazedsaint's .net journal

7 Freely available E-Books/Guides I found essential for .NET Programmers and Architects : Amazedsaint's .net journal

Thursday, October 7, 2010

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

IE9 Beta release - MS Event

Recently - 19 Sep 2010, I attended at Microsoft event dedicated to IE9 Beta release. The meeting was at Raanana's customer center of Microsoft Israel.

The primary discussion points were:
- IE8 usage and changes in comparison to IE6 and IE7
- JavaScript changes and compatibility issues
- cross domain requests and AJAX
- IE9 improvements and standard compliance

The presenters were Noam King and Moshe Goldberg from SELA Group. Noam introduced the meeting agenda, where Moshe dedicated almost all the time to differences between IE8 and previous version of browser.
The presentation was done in IE9 and present auditory was able to feel the spirit of IE9. There were few funny moments. The IE9 non actually friendly to Visual studio developer and required multiple refreshes to actually see the content. Some MS sites not actually working with IE9. The presenters (MS related guys) always refer to Google search engine - not BING.

Certainly the IE9 has a future but for now it's beta and we understand the glitches ...

The code and presentation files are available from this page.

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Windows API Code Pack v1.1 Released! - CodeProject

Windows API Code Pack v1.1

Last Tuesday (31.08.2010), Microsoft released a new version for the excellent managed library, Windows API Code Pack.

For those who don't know, this library serves as a managed wrapper for many Windows APIs which are not included in the .NET framework, especially new features from Windows Vista and Windows 7. Read more - article at codeproject: Windows API Code Pack v1.1 Released! - CodeProject

Friday, August 6, 2010

Monday, June 28, 2010

data:urls, CSS sprites

A blog entry describing how to use data:url and CSS sprites (here too) to reduce number of requests to a server. Another article in Russian with more details how to apply data:urls in CSS also in IE6 browser and in HTML pages.

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

The Great WebKit Comparison Table

On this page were compared 22 WebKits in order to prove that there is no “WebKit on Mobile” and to figure out which one is the best.

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

The SD Times 100, 2010 : GIZMOX among the winners

The SD Times 100, 2010: A Noble Gathering of Leaders By SD Times Editorial Board - GIZMOX selected a winner in the category of Web, Web 2.0, RIA (rich internet applications).

Thanks guys.

Thursday, June 3, 2010

Highslide JS

Highslide JS is an open source image, media and gallery viewer written in JavaScript. These are some of its advantages:
  • Quick and elegant looking.
  • No plugins like Flash or Java required.
  • Popup blockers are no problem. The content opens within the active browser window.
  • Single click. After opening the image or HTML popup, the user can scroll further down or leave the page without closing it.
  • Lots of configuration options and scalability without compromizing on simplicity. A component system lets you strip away unused features down to a filesize of 10kB.
  • Outstanding, unconditional and free user support for both commercial and non-commercial users.
  • Compatibility and safe degrading. If the user has disabled JavaScript or is using an old browser, the browser redirects directly to the image itself or to a given HTML page.
  • homepage

Artists Wanted - David Kutcher - amazing gallery

Artists Wanted

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Gizmox announces ListView Challenge

Gizmox Visual WebGui SDK is platform, drastically reducing the effort for development of enterprise level RIA applications.

To follow the announcements and stay connected:
- Official site, register to get announcements
- Facebook group and challenge
- LinkedIn group
- Developers section - KB articles, samples and reviews
- CompanionKit - ultimate demos for concepts and controls
- and listview challenge page

Advice on CSS you'll wish your mother told you

Exciting article for CSS writers here by William Brewer

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Understanding basic JSON

An interesting post here describing some principles of JSON formatting and tools to work with it.

Friday, May 14, 2010


Memristor - the future - Wiki link, the fascinating article about the possibilities
IronPython - VS 2010 - the article link
VS 2010 d.wnload link (torrent)

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Functional programming voices

Interesting: Better performance in App Engine with new Lisp language Clojure
Functional programming wiki

5 Must-have Chrome Extensions

I really like Chrome browser. Fast, stable, correct. And I start to explore the world of extensions. The link to "5 Must-have Chrome Extensions for Writers and Bloggers".

Friday, April 23, 2010

ASP.NET application and page life cycle

The article describes ASP.NET application and page life cycle. Popular, simple and short. I like it.

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

SVN in Visual Studio

AnkhSVN is a free Subversion client, implemented as a
source-control plug-in for Microsoft Visual Studio 2005, 2008,
2010+. An interesting post describing the AnkhSVN.

Sunday, April 11, 2010

Adding a Skin to FCKEditor - the process

An interesting article describes a process of adding a Skin to FCKEditor 2.6.4. Amazing look at the end.

Sunday, April 4, 2010

Visual Studio Keyboard Shortcuts 2k5, 2k8

A high quality, print-ready PDF containing the useful keybindings for developers that choose the C# developer profile in Visual Studio 2008 or use Visual C# Express.

Tuesday, March 30, 2010

HTML, CSS Lists and indenting

Extremely interesting article for CSS, HTML, DHTML lists indenting here.

Saturday, March 27, 2010

Vertical splitter implementation

jQuery Splitter Plugin

The resource describes implementation of Vertical splitter as jQuery plugin. Examples also available. Clear, fast, cross browser.

Sunday, March 21, 2010

FCK Editor Toolbar Functions - 7 Videos

FCK Editor Toolbar Functions - 7 Videos - Unfortunately - NOT Free
This tutorial outlines the functions in the FCK Editor Toolbar.

The tutorial shows how each of the FCK Editor Toolbar functions work, ranging from basic text editing, such as copy and paste techniques, through to creating various types of links such as anchor links. All options in the toolbar are demonstrated including the advanced functions for each button. This tutorial also comes with a PDF document which outlines all of the keyboard shortcuts used within the FCK editor.

The videos cover:
  • Video 1 - Introduction, FCK Editor Basics, Toolbar buttons
  • Video 2 - Copy and Paste Functions, Removing Formatting
  • Video 3 - Text Formatting, Lists, Indents Text Alignment, Links
  • Video 4 - Working with Links
  • Video 5 - Working with Links and Images
  • Video 6 - Working with Images, Flash and Tables
  • Video 7 - Working with Tables, Insert, Formatting Text
Total Time Length: 54mins

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Few tips 'n' tricks for Total Commander

Few tips 'n' tricks for Total Commander link
TCShell 1.3.5 link - add 'Open in Total Commander' in context menu

Monday, March 15, 2010

40 Really Nice Free Icon Sets for Designers

These icons are free to use in any kind of commercial or non-commercial project unlimited times.

Saturday, March 13, 2010

Top free troubleshooting tools for Windows

The article describing top troubleshooting software pieces:
  • Sysinternals's Process Explorer
  • System Information for Windows
  • BlueScreenView
  • Sysinternals' Autoruns
  • WinDirStat
  • Unlocker and OpenedFilesView
P.S. The print layout to save page turns

The Secret Origin of Windows

The exciting article describing first steps and fights all around the OS.

Friday, March 12, 2010

CSS Selectors

Тонкости использования селекторов аттрибутов в CSS

ELMAH (Error Logging Modules and Handlers)

ELMAH (Error Logging Modules and Handlers) is an application-wide error logging facility that is completely pluggable. It can be dynamically added to a running ASP.NET web application, or even all ASP.NET web applications on a machine, without any need for re-compilation or re-deployment.

Once ELMAH has been dropped into a running web application and configured appropriately, you get the following facilities without changing a single line of your code:

  • Logging of nearly all unhandled exceptions.
  • A web page to remotely view the entire log of recoded exceptions.
  • A web page to remotely view the full details of any one logged exception.
  • In many cases, you can review the original yellow screen of death that ASP.NET generated for a given exception, even with customErrors mode turned off.
  • An e-mail notification of each error at the time it occurs.
  • An RSS feed of the last 15 errors from the log.

Thursday, March 11, 2010

Chili NEXT - syntax highlighter

  • Very fast highlighting, trivial setup, fully customizable, thoroughly documented, and MIT licensed
  • Renders identically on IE, Firefox, Mozilla, Opera, and Safari
  • Comes bundled with recipes for C++, C#, CSS, Delphi, Java, JavaScript, LotusScript, MySQL, PHP, and XHTML
  • Many configuration options: Static, Dynamic, Automatic, Manual, Ad-Hoc, with Metaobjects.
  • Provides fine control over which elements get highlighted by means of a jQuery selector or the mithical jQuery chainability.
  • Fully supports javascript regular expressions, including backreferences
  • The replacement format gives full control on what HTML is used for highlighting
  • Provides examples which show setups and features

Collapsible Frame Script

Collapsible Frame Script - link

Delaying JavaScript Event Execution

Delaying JavaScript Event Execution link

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

version 2.0.296 (March 01 2009)
JavaScript code syntax highlighter.

Thursday, February 25, 2010

Monday, February 22, 2010

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

CSS/HTML/XSLT reference

The additional resource of HTML and CSS: Index DOT HTML
Direct link to XSLT functions reference

Friday, February 12, 2010

Breadcrumbs with listomatic

A CSS Implementation of navigation breadcrumbs link

CSS position modificator

Summary and definition for CSS position modificator:
HTML elements are positioned static by default. A static positioned element is always positioned according to the normal flow of the page. Static positioned elements are not affected by the top, bottom, left, and right properties.
- the position is relative to browser window, it will not move ever the window scrolled.
The content of a relatively positioned elements can be moved and overlap other elements, but the reserved space for the element is still preserved in the normal flow.
A relative positioned element is positioned relative to its normal position
- An absolute position element is positioned relative to the first parent element that has a position other than static. If no such element is found, the containing block is <html>. Absolutely positioned elements are removed from the normal flow. The document and other elements behave like the absolutely positioned element does not exist. Absolutely positioned elements can overlap other elements.

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

CSS/DHTML/JavaScript resources

I am constantly learning CSS/DHTML/JavaScript, the last nice findings: