Exceptioneer – Handling and Reporting Exceptions

Exceptioneer is a product created by Pixel Programming. Phil Winstanley, one of the founding members of Pixel Programming, recently sent me an invitation to try out Exceptioneer. No pun intended, their concept and product is exceptional! It’s really easy to setup and is a great way to log exceptions and review them visually. They include a code snippet, stack trace, have a direct link to Google to search for a potential solution, and allow you to share the summary with others without giving them access to your application. To see it’s current capabilities, take about 10 minutes to view their … Continue reading Exceptioneer – Handling and Reporting Exceptions

Classic ASP Support in IIS 7 and IIS 7.5

I’m working on reverse engineering an application that was written about 8 years ago in Classic ASP. When I first hit the site, one of the things I noticed was that the traditional error messages weren’t displayed. You can turn this on by double-clicking on the ASP icon under IIS, finding compilation, and expanding debugging properties. You’ll see that one of the properties in IIS is called Send Errors To Browser. Set that property to true and you’re all set! One last thing, be sure that you have Classic ASP enabled in IIS. If not, go to add/remove programs to … Continue reading Classic ASP Support in IIS 7 and IIS 7.5

Minifying HTML and JavaScript Using Microsoft Expression Web

I don’t get an opportunity to use Microsoft Expression Web that often, but when I do, I always discover new features. I was looking for a way to compress HTML and JavaScript files that I was generating for one of our affiliations. In Expression Web, simply go to Tools > Optimize HTML to see a list of options. Just remember to resave your files as a different name in case you remove comments unless the comments can be lost. If you need to take a .min file or a compressed file and see a more fluent version of the source, … Continue reading Minifying HTML and JavaScript Using Microsoft Expression Web

Force Your Web Site To Be IE7 Compatible

Microsoft recognizes that it will be difficult to have all sites use the latest HTML and CSS specs that are found in IE8. To accommodate the web sites that cannot be converted at this time, they’ve created a work around. There are two options: a) you can modify the config in IIS 7 or b) you can add a new meta tag to your page headers. More information about this can be found by visiting http://support.microsoft.com/kb/952030.