Category: Better Coding

Starting a WebForm Project

I started working in the DotNet while it was in the Beta stage. Ewe Beta! Since then I discovered there is more than one way to tackle a start of a project and I have perfected it for my purpose.

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How a Developer can Mitigate Stress of a Designer

Working with a designer and can be a challenge as a developer as we are totally different mind sets.  Working with a designer as a DotNet developer can be even more of a challenge, but there can be a simpler

Posted in Better Coding, Design, Developement, DotNet, Personal Thoughts, Web

Stop Spending Good Money On Mobile Sites

For about 4 years I have been preaching to my customers why they do not need a mobile site. Instead, it is better to spend money on a responsive site. If you are getting your site done or redone, find

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Last is King – Back To Basics CSS

CSS is the basics of HTML styling, but I am finding out that somehow it is missed. It’s hard to be a Web Designer without knowing how CSS style sheets work. For those who do not know, CSS is short

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Senior should be a Junior for a Day

There are times where a Senior Developer should take a step back and become a Junior Developer.  There are times when a Junior Developer can teach a Senior Developer new skill, thoughts and patterns.  Granted there are a fair number

Posted in Better Coding, How To, Ideas, IT, Junior, Leadership, Listening, Team Lead, Team Manager

Do Not Forget The Customers

New developers often design and develop what they believe is cool and cutting edge.  What is forgotten is how the customer or the user will think about the experience.  If the customer or user refuses to accept what you have

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Do I Need Source Control

Yes!  For the first time in my 15-year career I had experienced what it is like to not have source control, and I had hated it.  I had lost a very difficult to write SQL statement in a project.  It

Posted in Beginning New Management Position, Better Coding, Deployment, Developer, Team

Development Servers

What is a development server? A development server is either a physical or virtual computer that is dedicated to the art of software or web development activities.  It should be as close to being the same as the published web

Posted in Better Coding, How To, Project, Team, Trashopolis, Web

SQL Pagination

I have often encountered the culture of query for thousands of results, estimate the paging and then only display a small segment of the results that were retrieved from the database. This is particularly bad in a web environment. This

Posted in Better Coding, SQL

Websites Responsive to Screen Size

I own a desktop, laptop, iPad and an HTC Android phone. Each device has a different screen size. I had never tried my website on the iPad and the Android phone until after the DIG 2011 conference in London Ontario.

Posted in #ldnont, Better Coding, Developer, Responsive, Screen Size, Skills, Web