– getting user confirmation before a postback

In web applications, it is common to have dozens — if not hundreds — of user controls that perform postbacks to the server, actions initiated by a user such as a button click. Often before a save, delete, or other critical action is performed, it is desirable to ask the user if they are […]

Creating a microformat / richsnippits resume

What are microformats? Microformats are small patterns of HTML to represent commonly published things like people, events, blog posts, reviewsand tags in web pages. Microformats are the quickest & simplest way to provide an API to the information on your website. See what else you can do with microformats. Have you ever searched for a recipe on Google, and wondered how the […]

Installing WordPress on a Windows Server (not through Gallery)

I administer a Windows server which runs multiple instances of WordPress.  Today I needed to install another instance, but the Gallery Installer through IIS kept failing. I resorted to installing manually, and wrote up this guide to installing WordPress on a Windows server manually. Hopefully this is what you are looking for! This guide makes […]

JavaScript Constructors

Due to the familiar syntax of JavaScript, it is easy for experienced developers to make blunders without knowing it. One common problem is crafting object constructors. With some simple knowledge and scope checks we can create well formed constructors that function as developers expect.

Camera Shake in Unity

After much Googleing for how to do a camera shaking effect in Unity, I decided to write my own small script to accomplish the effect. It combines both positional movement with rotational movement to simulate closely an actual camera shake. The two key variables are: shake_intensity Shake_intensity determines the initial intensity of the shaking — […]

Creating your own JavaScript Library

One of the phases I went through while learning about JavaScript was the intense desire to write my own library, similar to jQuery (but massively scaled down). My library has gone through several major revisions — and more than one complete re-write, but now is exactly what I started out hoping it would be: functional, clean, small, […]

Convert < address > tags into Google Map link using jQuery

Relevant Stack Overflow Question While designing a page template for a University today, I realized that there were many areas of the future pages that would include street addresses: buildings, conferences, offices, ect..  I thought, “Wouldn’t it be nice if these addresses were links to Google Maps?” Then people could easily find directions or set […]

100% Height Div with 2 lines of code

2016 Edit: This post is really out-dated. If you are looking for a solution for 100% height divs, please use modern css as described here EDIT: This post has several code-blocks of JavaScript to keep two divs at an equal height. I recommend the last method, if you are using jQuery — It seems […]

Tutorial: Opening a Pop-up window in

There are many reasons that a user would want to open up a new window from your ASP site. Maybe the clicked on a button or a link, maybe the current page just isn’t doing if for them.  Maybe their current page has self-esteem issues, or weight issues.  Maybe their current page is getting a […]

Tutorial: Pass data between pages in

You have created the perfect webpage. Beautifully formed HTML, poetic CSS, artistic JavaScript, and cunning jQuery. And suddenly — a link — and all user data is lost! By far, the simplest way to pass data between pages is by using URL variables. These little nuggets act quite a bit like two pages playing catch: […]