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]

Configurating Essence for GDPR

The GDPR gives people specific rights about their personal data. Essence gives you the possibilities to be compliant with these rules and regulations. This post will give you some tips & tricks on what you can do to make your Essence Portal GDPR compliant. [More]

HowTo: Enforce HTTPS through URL Rewrite

We do support HTTP so it's easier to set up a test- or local environment, but for real production environments we strongly recommend the use of HTTPS. Here's how you can enforce HTTPS on a webserver that also supports HTTP. [More]

PDF and Image Previewer Added

In the upcoming release we have added a PDF and Images previewer. This makes it easier for the user to quickly read a document on screen without needing to download the document first. [More]

HowTo: Securing the Essence Webservice

When you expose the Essence Webservice, there is a difference in the web.config for non-secure and secure communication. With the Installer you will get the version for HTTP. So if you have an HTTPS Essence Portal, you will need to adjust your Essence web.config to match this situation. [More]

Keep in touch, Keep a grip. With Google Keep

Google Keep is a great tool to make notes and set reminders for webpages. Since Essence is a web application, you can do all the Google Keep stuff with Essence as well. And because we always use Parameters in the URL, this can make keeping track of things a lot easier. [More]

Q&A: Which Parameters are available for the Essence Portal

When working in the Silver Essence Portal, the URL in the Browser's address bar are quite long. And they seem to contain instructions that influence the behavior of the Portal. Why is this and what can you do with them? [More]

HowTo: Set up File Upload in the Essence Portal

In many cases it might come in handy to add a file attachment. For example, you have a Support Question and the user should be able to upload a screenshot. Or you have a Sales Contract and the user should be able to upload a PDF of the signed contract. In such cases you can enable the option to upload files. [More]

Improvements for File Downloading

In the Silver Essence Portal it is possible to upload files. Of course it is also possible to download these files and in this release we have made some improvements. [More]