The Laws of UX Design

When designing a User Interface, whether it is for a website or an application, there are many rules that can help you evaluate if the design will work or not. Using these rules of course isn't mandatory, but the principles behind it are proven. So it's a good thing to know them and use them especially when you are stuck on a design. Or when you are in doubt of what would work best. Jon Yablonski created a website, Laws of UX, where he brings together the most common principles. [More]

Sign here please

Occasionally you might need the user to add a signature to a document. There are several services for this, but you can do it just as easy with HTML5 canvas and a bit of Javascript. Once the signature is on the screen, you can then save it using Javascript and a WebMethod in your code behind. [More]

Numbering of Text using CSS

When you have a long text with headers and maybe sub-headers even, it would make it more readable if the headers where numbered. If you want to make your text more readable, you can make use of the counter and counter-increment in your CSS. [More]

Redesign a table for Mobile with CSS

This will show you how to completely redesign a table for mobile. Without changing the HTML with just plain CSS. [More]

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: 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]