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]

Using CSS Grid

When designing Startpages or new Pages and Controls, one of the most challenging things is the layout of the design and make it as responsive as possible. A great way to this is using CSS Grids. [More]

How to Create a Calendar Page

When you configure a Portal, you can have a simple calendar view by configuring a list to have a Calendar Description, Start- and EndDate. To have more complex calendars, you can create your own pages and controls. [More]

Introducing the Script Tool

How do you make sure that your additions to a development database are also applied in your production database? Try using the Script Tool! [More]

HowTo: Get rid of the spinner on the startpage

When you have created a Custom Startpage from your Silver Essence Portal, you might run into the situation that the spinning loading animation doesn't go away. Here's what to do about that. [More]

HowTo: Check what happens in the background

When you are working on a complex cases, it might be useful to see what is happening in the background. Here's how you can do that. [More]