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My Mobile-Friendly Site Redesign

I built my first website for the NCSA Mosaic browser. A lot has changed since then, and the challenges we had with the original browser wars are upon us again as we try and build suites that work equally well on a variety of mobile phones, tablets, and the desktops that originally gave us so much trouble.


Firefox heading for 15% market share?

I decided to take a look at my Has FireFox lost its Mojo, are FireFox user jumping ship to Chrome? post to compare the browser stats. In that post I wrote the following

So what will happen to FireFox will they ever pass 25% or is this a downward spi…


Google realizes that JavaScript is a dead end programming language, to be replaced by Dart a new language

All the way back in 2010 Google realized that JavaScript is a dead end programming language.

Here is what was posted on the com.googlegroups.google-caja-discuss list

Javascript has fundamental flaws that cannot be fixed merely by evolving the


HTML5 Support for the Visual Studio 2010 Editor available for download

The first Web Standards Update for Visual Studio 2010 SP1 is available for download, you can get it here: http://visualstudiogallery.msdn.microsoft.com/a15c3ce9-f58f-42b7-8668-53f6cdc2cd83

We just released the first Web Standards Update for Visual St…


Bing, Google and Yahoo! announce Schema.org

Bing, Google and Yahoo! have announced Schema.org

Here is the info

Today we’re announcing schema.org, a new initiative from Yahoo!, Bing, and Google, to create and support a common set of schemas for structured data markup on web pages. With sch…


First Look at IE 10

Channel 9 has made available a video on their site about Internet Explorer 10, I have embedded the video here

Here is what they say on the channel 9 site

Just when you were expecting to hear more about IE9 on this opening day of Mix ’11, and t…


2010.. a year in stats..browsers, smartphones and windows flavors

This post is about stats from hits to this website. I always find this interesting because you can get a feel of what is moving and shaking in the tech industry. Of course the stats on this site are heavily skewed towards technology and although this si…


SQL Server: Starting a Server-Side Trace

One of the many performance tuning and troubleshooting tools in the SQL Server DBA toolbelt is Profiler. You pick events you want to see, set up a trace, and watch the events roll by. The problem is that this graphical tool, especially when run from a workstation, can place a heavy load on the server.


Silverlight, RIA, Datagrids, and Joins

Lately we’ve been playing around with RIA services for Silverlight. Using them we lose the use of our stack, but the speed of development with them is quite impressive. Watch and Learn If you are unfamiliar with RIA in Silverlight, I would recommend this video: http://www.silverlight.net/learn/videos/all/net-ria-services-intro/. It is a complete walk through of creating a […]


How to return error messages from the SQL Server to the client using SQLDataSource

The recent thread in ASP.NET forums is the primary reason for this blog post. I want to show how error messages from the SQL Server were handled in our web pages. The site I was working on had most of the functionality developed by the previous developer. Unfortunately, most pages didn’t use a separation of […]

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