Posts in category ”Development”

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The legacy of software

The legacy of software

When I go to old cities such as Rome, I love to visit the ancient buildings. Some were built over two thousand years ago and still stand before my eyes. But when future historians and archaeologists will rediscover the year of 2007, it is unclear if they will find much of use.

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Dynamic type creation in ASP.NET

Dynamic type creation in ASP.NET

ASP.NET web controls are usually littered in the markup in design time, but sometimes there is a need to dynamically add controls to an ASP.NET web page in runtime. Its quite easy to generate a server control from a string.

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Using CSS Sprites

Using CSS Sprites

CSS Sprites were first introduced in 2004 by Dave Shea in the article CSS Sprites: Image Slicing’s Kiss of Death. The word “sprite” derives from the old 8-bit days where bitmaps were moved around the screen in games.

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The beauty of simplicity in interfaces

The beauty of simplicity in interfaces

Over the years, we’ve seen the birth and death of several design patterns for graphical user interfaces.

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MIX06 in Las Vegas

MIX06 in Las Vegas

Following the events of SXSW, the MIX06 conference was the next logical step. For the last days the Venetian in Las Vegas has been hosting this eagerly awaited event focusing on Microsoft web issues.

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Turkish culture issues in .NET

Turkish culture issues in .NET

I came across a very fishy bug which seemed to occur only for Turkish locales in Windows. It turned out that case sensitivity was the culprit and both Rick Strahl and Scott Hanselman had written about the issue a few months ago.

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Creating a dropdown menu in CSS

Creating a dropdown menu in CSS

Dropdown menus are often done with a lot of JavaScript but I wanted to do one using CSS. It is reasonably cross-browser and standards compliant.

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Client-side table sorting using DOM scripting

Client-side table sorting using DOM scripting

There are many ways to sort a table containing tabular data. A common approach is to perform the sort on the server using ASP or something similar, maybe out of routine using the same thought pattern as in ordinary desktop applications.

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