I work on a great number of sites for clients. Many look fantastic, which is great. But then I come along with a client request to add or modify the layout. Then I discover some of the horrors of designs.
I could note some here:
- absolute positioning the header and left menu elements
- floating the main content area
- putting CSS styles on html elements like table and td
This is pure laziness. I suspect these designs have been exported from Photoshop and then “delivered”.
I’m sorry but this is laziness. Sure use photoshop to layout the screen as you would like to see it. But any designer worth their bill should develop the html and graphics by hand to match the photoshop. Such designs are devoid (hopefully) of the issues I mentioned above.
Doing this will save me from getting more gray hairs. So give my wife a break, develop the html by hand not by photoshop export.
PDF reports are a wonderful way of delivering content to users. And there are a lot of great tools out there to create them. The tool I use the most is iTextSharp, the .Net port of the Java iText PDF creation and manipulation tool.
One the most popular controls in ASP.Net to display data is the GridView. In this entry I will discuss one method of converting a Gridview to PDF in one quite simple step. I will even discuss how to take it one step further.
Most of work for a living. Sometimes we get consumed by our work. We neglect our kids, sometimes to the point they don’t recognise us. We neglect our parents and relatives.
Sometimes its the right time to step back and discover that friendships and kinship are really what make life matter. Of my close friends two have recently died of cancer. One is very close to death and one can longer communicate.
Its these days I sit back and think, my life with all its troubles of chasing money, arguing with clients and screaming over bills, is nothing. Nothing I say.
So work hard, but always put dollars second and family and friends first. If you do the reverse you may regret it too late.
Last week I posted that the update on my LG LG-E906 (“Jill Sander”) phone wasn’t available well after other phone had it. Well would you not know but just today the phone notified me of an update!
I dutifuly connected the phone to my computer and started Zune. It immediately began to down the updates and install them. Though I did have a couple of hick ups.
I received a couple of C101007B errors. My solution to this was to disconnect the phone and reboot it. The updates continues without issue after that. Though I did have to do it twice.
I now have resizable tiles and some other features and new mood colours. And only six months after WP 8 has come out.
I was nearly going to go out and buy a Nokia 520 too!
been several months since Microsoft released Windows Phone 8 to much fanfare. Well, okay, it was two guys playing a tuba. But none the less, At the time Microsoft promised all us guys on Windows Phone 7 an update!
It’s now April 2013 and I am still waiting for my Windows Phone 7 to be upgraded. Or perhaps its the manufacturer of my phone dragging their heels. Earlier this year Nokia announced their update would roll out. My phone is an LG and although LG stopped with WP a year back, they are now back on board. See link. But LG are still a bit wishy-washy about support for WP7 and supplying an update to 7.5. I have seen some reports that LG won’t supply updates for any LG devices.
This looks like another all around mess. And perhaps another reason that Apple is so powerful here. As they control everything they don’t have to convince manufacturers not to screw their customers.
Maybe rather than wait, or spend $$ on WP8, I’ll just by a phone with a image of fruit on it’s back.