• .NET Mobile

    Quick Tips on Troubleshooting Your Web Pages – Element Inspector and Network Resources

    When I first started out developing web pages back in the day there barely were any tools for development outside of the IDEs that were offered, which weren’t too much to write home about anyways. While some might say that web pages that were manly cluttered with animated GIFs and content related to Warcraft 1 & 2 and Diablo 1 (tells you a lot about my child hood ;)) is not considered much of a web development project, I still say it is (or was) :D. Either way, you wrote your HTML, CSS (fairly new too) and JavaScript and hoped...
  • .NET Mobile

    Another Awesome VS11 Feature - WAI-ARIA Support

    Taking a Step Back – What is Accessibility? Accessibility is always  a large concern when creating applications. Whether these are meant for the web, desktop machines, or even mobile devices, accessibility is a huge factor. I have often run into scenarios where developers are not even aware of accessibility concerns, or decide to leave it as one of those “oh, I’ll get to it later” tasks on their TODO list. Some of you might even be asking yourself what accessibility actually is. Well, when I talk about accessibility I’m referring to the ability for your application to function for people with...
  • .NET Mobile

    The Present and Future of Using JSON in WebForms

    JSON (JavaScript Object Notation) is the way to handle data on the client these days. It really is the cat’s pajamas. Almost all the client-side widgets or libraries that you’ll be working with will most likely be utilizing JSON, and sending large chunks of data over the wire as JSON as opposed to other bulky forms of data can lead to some dramatic performance increase across any application. I often come across individuals not sure of what JSON is, or how they can use it today, and I wanted to address this issue in a blog post. Of course I...
  • .NET Mobile

    Take your ASP.NET Controls to the Gym

    There’s a ton of cool stuff coming out with ASP.NET 4.5 and Visual Studio 11. If you haven’t had a chance yet, take a look at my top five list of Visual Studio 11 Designer improvements for ASP.NET 4.5 development, as well as my deeper dive into the VS11 Page Inspector tool. Today however, I want to jump a bit more into code since, so far I haven’t covered too much of that! One of the new ASP.NET 4.5 improvements I’m excited about is the ability to have strongly typed controls. That’s right, you heard me, strongly typed! Why am I so...
  • .NET Mobile

    Become a Visual Studio 11 Master Detective – A Look into the Page Inspector

    Last week I mentioned my top five Visual Studio 11 designer improvements for ASP.NET development which took a look at some new goodies for us ASP.NET devs in VS11. One of these items, the Page Inspector, did get a bit of a spotlight but I think a paragraph or two cannot contain the sheer awesomeness that is this tool. Now I can hear some of you asking “What is this Page Inspector, and what makes it so special?” Well, let me tell you :) The Page Inspector found in VS11 brings in some of the most useful features within our favorite modern browser’s...