Usability, MVC, ASP.NET

12. Oktober 2008 05:00
by Henrik Stenbæk
4 Kommentare

New BlogEngine Theme 1.4.5 - Scruffy

12. Oktober 2008 05:00 by Henrik Stenbæk | 4 Kommentare

Finally I have been able to adapt an theme for BlogEngine.NET 1.4.5.

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Scruffy is original design by FRESH01.

The theme supports the widget framework. It's running on version 1.4.5 and my blog is still running 1.2.0 for the moment - so I'm not able to run a preview :-(

To have the widget admin working correct you need to copy the file widget.js to the /admin dir. The only fixes is the z-index for the modal popup (moved from 2 and 3 til 1002 and 1003)

I welcome any comments and suggestions. 

Enjoy!

Please notice

It seems this theme has a serious IE6 problem – stay tuned as I will post an update as soon as possible.
 

Preview and download

17. August 2008 08:01
by Henrik Stenbæk
1 Kommentare

When technology matters

17. August 2008 08:01 by Henrik Stenbæk | 1 Kommentare

I’m like a grumpy old man when it comes to “unnecessary” technology in electronic devices, it being a calculator in a keyboard or an Mp3 player in a cell phone. A couple of years ago I actually selected a cell phone only because it was one out of two available in the store without a digital camera in it. 

But yesterday I had this eye opening experience at the train station: There was a deaf girl talking in her mobile phone. She had one of those phones, where one can video broadcast oneself and she was filming herself communicating through sign language. Someone at the end of the line was talking back in the same kind of language. It really made me smile and I realised that for her it wasn’t unnecessary technology, it was the technology that got her able to communicate on the road.

So here is my new point of view: go ask for all the extra features you can come up with when buying electronic devices to have the prices going down. Don’t put in your own opinion on whenever it can benefit somebody; one can never know what technology will benefit who! And by the way: don’t buy iPhone because, as I informed, it don’t have the capacity to make video. Actual if I wanted a lot of attention on this blog post the title of the post should have been:

iPhone discriminate deaf people


LOL

9. April 2008 07:50
by Henrik Stenbæk
3 Kommentare

Joke: Robert - DROP TABEL Students

9. April 2008 07:50 by Henrik Stenbæk | 3 Kommentare

I just love this joke...

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It's funny as long that you not in the situation as this guy that one year ago posted to the forum on msdn:

undo delete statement...is it possible

I've made a very silly mistake. I was supposed to run this statement
delete table_columns
where col_id = 1223

but instead I mistakenly executed just the 1st line.

I have no backups....is there any possible way to undo this before my boss finds out?

thanks....

Poor guy.. he is still active on the msdn forum and still posting about system development - so maybe his boss didn't find out....

2. April 2008 21:00
by Henrik Stenbæk
1 Kommentare

Option selection with instant AJAX availability information

2. April 2008 21:00 by Henrik Stenbæk | 1 Kommentare

I just stumbled upon http://www.webtogs.co.uk/ an AJAX enabled e-commerce site with a wonderful balance between AJAX, usability and design.

One of the well balanced functions is when the user need to select color and size - sold out "combinations" is showed instantly as well as the estimated delivery.

Notice - the cursor delay when moving over the buttons is due to the screen capture software - when browsing the site without screen capture there is no delay.

Watch the video or check it out yourself on http://www.webtogs.co.uk/.