Windows Character Map Search

Ever wanted to skip right to just the double left quote in the default Windows Character Map?  Well, turns out you can.  Just click the “Advanced view” check box in the bottom left of the Character Map window.

I recently ran across this Internet Explorer CSS3 workaround that uses a HTC file to solve the majority of my CSS3 woes when it comes to developing cross-browser layouts.  Rounded corners, drop shadows, gradients, rgba, multiple backgrounds and even PNG transparency support are all solved with a simple (mostly simple) bit of CSS and the […]

Read the Agreement Validator

Recently a client wanted to have a user agreement added to an enrollment form. The catch was that I needed to confirm that the user had at least scrolled through the text before allowing them to continue on with the form submission. Once again, jQuery to the rescue!

If you are importing large (greater than 8 rows) amounts of data into a SQL database via the SQL Server Import and Export Wizard you may run across this error: Error 0xc02020a1: Data Flow Task 1: Data conversion failed. The data conversion for column “ColumnName” returned status value 4 and status text “Text was truncated […]

Or just plain acting strange? Check your connection string. Recently had a Classic ASP site that I was converting from running off of Access to using a SQL2005 database and the values in recordsets were behaving very oddly. Anytime a row column was accessed it would clear the rest of the values. For example, if I […]

Gareth Stevens

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Double check your syntax. FireFox is more forgiving of errors than IE when it comes to the CSS code. For example: [sourcecode language=”css”]background:transparent url(images/check.gif)no-repeat 0 6px;[/sourcecode] Will work as intended within FireFox but not IE even though there is no space between the URL declaration and the “no-repeat” parameter. Change that code to: background:transparent url(images/check.gif) […]

Google Static Maps

This is a nice utility for embedding a static version of a Google Maps location. For example, if you didn’t want to actually embed the fully functional Google Map but just an image of that map you can use this to dynamically generate it based on URL parameters. That means if the address changes or you […]