August 2012 Entries

jQuery Mobile Skeleton app

Another in the series of “for my own reference” posts – this jQuery Mobile Skeleton App is the sort of thing that could be handy either if you’re doing a lot of work with jQuery Mobile, OR, if you’re not doing much with it and want to get moving quicker when you do. Also it looks like it’s being actively updated/maintained over on GitHub which is good to see jQuery Mobile Skeleton App (Blog post/intro) jQuery Mobile Skeleton app (GitHub) Tags: jQuery Mobile

A couple of handy items for your jQuery/ASP.NET toolkit

I’ve recently come across 2 ASP.NET/jQuery related gems on the LavaBlast Software Blog that are worth sharing. Style ASP.NET Web Forms Validators with qTip 2 – I’ve used qTip on a couple of projects/sites, however in those situations it was used somewhat “creatively”. Namely, for rather obtrusive hover-preview popups that were incredibly annoying but actually made sense in the context of the application. However the post above is showing a much better use of qTip, which is form validation. I like this post because I like to use the ASP.NET validators whenever possible, even though (as LavaBlast put...

Unable to load one or more of the requested types. Retrieve the LoaderExceptions property for more information.

I’m writing this post for myself, so everyone else can stop reading now if you like. Although you might find it useful, who knows. Why am I talking to myself? Because today I came across the error in the title, and thought “Hmm I’ve not seen that one before”, only to plug it into Google and to have my browser tell me I’d already visited the first 5 results for that search previously. Increasing age, you’re a cruel mistress. None of those results applied to my situation at all, and I’m hoping that writing this post will...

“IBM was here first!”

When your product name clashes with the name of an app that suddenly gets built into an operating system, much fun ensues: Supportability Q&A about Lotus Notes and OS X 10.8 It’s not just one of those things that’s funny because it’s happening to IBM, but there’s also an interesting lesson in software engineering and not being able to plan for everything. As always Volker has some amusing discussion over on his site, along with an amusing image that I won’t link to directly here. If you like reading more Yellowsphereverse gnashing of teeth then I suggest heading...