Centering Content Properly

As an ASP.NET Developer, not a designer, it’s pretty easy to write crappy HTML. As I have come to learn, content designers will hate you for that. One that has always fooled me is how to properly center content. Centered content is nice sometimes. It put information right in front of the users face, exactly where they expect it. HTML has come a long way since 2000, and it’s worth looking at some of the right and wrong ways to do it. Your designers will love you for it. The oldest, and simplest way to center content is to use … Continue reading Centering Content Properly

Enum Friendly

Have you ever seen a huge switch on an enum just to return a string? Enumerations can be tricky to deal with, mostly from the aspect of displaying them back to a user. So I whipped up a little code to make it easier to display enumerations, a little extension method. Consider this enumeration: public enum StatusEnumeration { Normal, NotRunning } If I want to display this back to a user in English, I can switch on the value, and return “Not Running” when the value is NotRunning. This can be a tad tedious, so I created an attribute to … Continue reading Enum Friendly

MVP 2009 and other stuff

Recently for April 1st I was re-awarded as an MVP for 2009, and I’m happy to be able to keep doing what I do for the community. So where has my blog been lately? Well I’ve been focusing on other things at the moment, but I am still blogging. I recently wrote a blog post for my company’s blog about refactoring, and getting your feet wet with it. We’ll see where the series goes too. You can read my blog post about refactoring here: http://www.thycotic.com/refactoring-code-a-programmers-challenge