September 2006 - Posts
Part of the myKB.com application I work on has a styles screen. This lets users define certain styles that get used in the application css, so they can change the look and feel of their knowledge base application. What we have now for an interface sticks.
Last week (or two) I blogged about finding a color picker, that makes picking HTML colors much easier than actually typing int eh HEX color code. What we have is effective, but it requires that the end user know something about CSS, which means they call in and our support does it for them, because no one in the real world knows CSS, and why should they have to? Can anyone recommend a web based CSS picker (hopefully an ASP.NET server control) that resembles the common windows UI for picking styles?
It doesn't have to be super advanced, but he more options the better.
I just refreshed my machine, and I'm trying to install ieSpell.com
To my surprise....
Hopefully this is just a hosting issue. I still have my old copy, so I can install it locally; I was just looking for a new version.
I also found a new(er) build on Download.com.
( IESpell 2.1.1 build 325 )
Last night I successfully presented the MVP (Model View Presenter) pattern for the Florida.NET User Group. Dave Noderer runs the group (or helps run the group) and was very hospitable for the few days I was in town. Thanks Dave for the transportation, and local resources/eateries/knowledge you provided. Good Times.
As for the presentation, I think it went very well. All the evaluations were glowing, and of the 60+ evals turned in, the vast majority we're 100% (5's in this case, on a 1-5 rating).
For all the attendees, here is the source code that we created last night.
I'm traveling today from PHX to the Florida .NET user group in Miramar, FL. Half way between Ft. Lauderdale and Miami. If anyone is in the area it would be great for you to stop by and say hi.
Here's a link to the talk.
My topic is the Separation of UI and Business logic, where I'm going to focus on the MVP (model view presenter) pattern. I'm going to build a simple ASP.NET application using the MVP pattern, and then build a windows application on top of it, and if we have time, we'll do the same thing with a WPF application.
As a side note, today is by far the slowest I've ever seen Sky Harbor Int'l airport. This may explain my round trip, cross country, 3 day advance purchase ticket, for $220.00.