Introducing Ikat

Ikat is a stand-alone translation tool that you can use in your web development projects. It's open source and free to use. Just download the project and start using it. [More]

Auto-resize with DynamicDownload

To display images from a database, you can make use of the DynamicDownload.aspx. This page will handle not only the displaying of the image, but also handles all the related security as well. By default the DynamicDownload.aspx will give you the image in the original file size. But what if you don't need the image in that, often large, file size? [More]

HowTo: Drag and Drop with RadScheduler

We had a post on how to create advanced Calendars in your Essence Portal. A lot of the questions we got about this post was: how to enable Drag & Drop in such a Calendar? In this post we will show you how to do just that. [More]

HowTo: Use Essence for Public Webpages

In previous tutorials we explained how you can enable the Silver Essence Framework in Custom Pages and User Controls. This will not just enable the Essence Framework for you, it also handles the User Login. But did you know you can also access the Essence Framework, without forcing the visitor to login? [More]

Frontend Development: Skills you need

Previously we posted about the stuff you need to get started as a Frontend Developer. So once you have that, where to go next? What skills do you need to acquire and how to go about to get them? Here's a lot of tips on that topic to get you started. [More]

Frontend Development: Stuff you need

To start doing some Frontend Development used to be quite expensive. With all the tools needed to do just the basics. Fortunately that has changed. Nowadays all the tools you need are absolutely free and easily available. In this post we will explain which tools you need to get started doing Frontend Development using the Essence Framework. [More]

Scrollable Table with fixed Header using CSS

Here's one a lot of you will have encountered and that has been the cause for some major headaches. The case? So, you have a list of data that you present in a table. But there are quite a lot of rows, so the user will have to scroll the page. But there is more on the page so the table should only take a specific height. Hence the rows should be scrollable but with a fixed header. Sounds familiar? Given you some headaches too? Well, here is a different approach with is easier and will give you the desired effect in no time! [More]

Using CSS Grid for an Image Gallery

So today a customer asked if it was possible to do something like a gallery. This gallery should show the images from a number of users that most recently entered a workflow item. Something like Google Image Search or a Facebook Album, with the photos all layed out evenly as squares, some bigger than the other. Well, providing that there are enough users that have uploaded their photo, I decided that it should be possible. [More]

Drag & Drop with Code-behind

After the last video with the Javascript and Code-behind, I got (as to be expected) several questions if it was possible to do it also with a drag & drop interface. And since drag & drop is something you can do with Javascript, the answer is yes. So here's an example of an interface doing just that. [More]

Javascript and Code-behind

Javascript gives you endless posibilities to create beautiful visual effects in web-pages. But Javascript is executed client-side. While updating data on the Essence framework is done server-side. There is a simpe way though to do something server-side when a Javascript is executed. Here's how you could do this. [More]