• .NET

    Gracefully degrade RadChart for Silverlight in ASP.NET

    In a recent webinar, I showed an example of how you can build a superior user experience in an ASP.NET website by using RadChart for Silverlight. The Telerik Silverlight chart has animations, rich rendering, and is much more visual appealing than the “static” RadChart for ASP.NET. But while the Silverlight chart is a great way to enhance data visualizations in your ASP.NET site, how do you handle users that don’t have Silverlight installed? One approach is to implement “graceful degradation.” Graceful degradation is an important and familiar principle in web design, and essentially it means this: if you build features into...
  • .NET

    Telerik Web Mail Demo on Azure

    I recently showed you how to get started working with the RadControls for ASP.NET AJAX on Azure. It’s really a lot easier than you might think. If you missed the first two posts (and the follow-up videos), here they are for quick reference: RadControls for ASP.NET AJAX on Azure Deploying RadControls to Azure Azure Videos on Telerik TV Today, I updated the live running Telerik demo on Azure to feature the complete Telerik Web Mail demo! That means you can now see almost all of the RadControls for ASP.NET AJAX running live on the Azure Cloud. Included in the demo are RadGrid, RadEditor, RadSplitter, RadMenu, RadAjax,...
  • .NET

    Azure videos now on Telerik TV

    If you followed my posts last week, you learned that the RadControls for ASP.NET AJAX are “cloud ready.” You can take the RadControls for ASP.NET AJAX that you know and love today and confidently use them in Cloud Service applications that target the Microsoft Azure cloud environment. In case you missed those posts, you can catch-up now:   RadControls for ASP.NET AJAX on Azure Deploying RadControls to Azure   I’m happy to relay that the videos that are related to these blog posts are now both available on Telerik TV for your immediate viewing pleasure. Each video illustrates the concepts defined in the blog posts,...
  • .NET

    Designing N-Tier Applications with OpenAccess ORM

    April 28, 2009 Share
    A very important question recently crossed my inbox, and it essentially asked: “Can you design and build Enterprise-grade n-tier applications with OpenAccess? Or does it force you violate principles of good multi-tier application design to make the ORM features work?” It was a great question and I was surprised to find that there is not more info in the online docs to address this. So, to help everyone benefit from this question’s answer, here are some details about building n-tier applications with OpenAccess. WHAT DOES GOOD N-TIER ARCHITECTURE LOOK LIKE WITH OPENACCESS? Let me preface this discussion by saying there is no “absolute” right...
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    Web 2.0 font sizes with RadInput

    April 22, 2009 Share
    If you’ve spent much time visiting “web 2.0” sites, you know that large font sizes are totally “in vogue” for data entry forms. Not only are they easy for all audiences to read, but they also imply a certain level of simplicity on a website. In fact, there are even some UX experts suggesting larger font sizes are better now that high-resolution monitors are the norm and not the exception. If you’ve got a “beautifully designed” web 2.0-style site, though, and you’re working with RadInput, you know that the default skins “force” their own font size. What do you do if you...