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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]

Swipe UI with PostBack Actions

With the rising use of touch-enabled devices, it might be nice to add some swipe functionality to your application. For this you can add jQuery or some other Javascript libraries especially designed for this. But you can also use plain vanilla Javascript. This gives you the benefit of completely controlling the actions that should be taken after the swipe is done. Here's a Javascript that will detect left, right, up or down swipes on an element. [More]

5 Creative CheckBoxes using CSS

CheckBoxes are what they are, a box that can be checked or unchecked. In most cases, it works so dev [More]

Setting up a color scheme for your application

Picking the right colors for your application can be tricky. All too often I see CSS files with many different colors throughout the CSS. This is not only hard to maintain, it might also lead to an inconsistent design. Using CSS variables is a great way to avoid ending up like this. Especially if you start with setting up a color scheme before you start coding and styling. [More]

Set CSS Variables using Javascript

CSS is the standard way to define the styling of your applications. Unfortunately a CSS file is rather static and before you know it there is a lot of duplication. But nowadays CSS supports the use of variables to make it easier to maintain the value of let's say a specific color in just one place. And to make things even more interesting and useful, you can use Javascript to dynamically change the values. [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]

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]

Navigation added to Home button

While the Back and Forward button of a browser will do just fine to navigate back and forward, we get a lot of questions if it is possible to have these buttons in the Portal itself. To give a positive answer from now on, we've added just that. [More]

Go back using last search

Let's say, you do a Search in the Essence Portal. Next you click one item from the list of results a [More]

Upload or adjust a custom Stylesheet

From the Silver Editor you can create a Custom Theme for your Portal. This will generate a unique st [More]