Setting Sitecore ImageField

Update: this post uses an older version of the Sitecore API. For an up-to-date solution, please see this updated article. Recently I had to write something to allow users to upload their own content on a Sitecore site. Not an unusual, or especially difficult, piece of functionality but one thing that did give me a […]

IE8 “feature comparison”

I’ll admit straight up that I haven’t really used IE8.  I’ll also happily concede that IE8 is probably a good deal better at rendering standards-compliant things than IE6 and IE7.  I’m also happy that with the release of IE8, the death of IE6 is that little bit closer (something that will make any web developer […]

Sitecore v6.0

Yesterday I took my “upgrade” certification exam to upgrade my Sitecore 5.3 certification that I obtained last August to to the recently released version 6.0. Sitecore is a highly adaptable and extremely powerful CMS that bit10 chose as its CMS of choice.  After reviewing a fair number of competing offerings (including Amaxus and Ektron), we […]

ASP.Net MVC Framework – Initial Thoughts

Having just completed a relatively large project using the newly released ASP.Net MVC Framework, I thought this would be a good time to post my thoughts on the framework.  I have to say that the bulk of my experience with MVC framework comes from my time using Ruby on Rails, so many of my perceptions […]

TinyMCE and jQuery validation

I’ve recently been working on a project using the ASP.Net MVC framework (more on that in a later post perhaps), where the TinyMCE editor was used as the rich text input method of choice. We hit a snag when it came to applying client-side validation through jQuery: jQuery was validating the textarea before TinyMCE was […]

Lovefilm

I recently got a 90 day trial membership on Lovefilm.  If you haven’t heard of Lovefilm before, it’s an online DVD rental service where they post the discs out to you and you send them back (keeping them for as long as you want in between).  The trick to it is that you can only […]

Financial advice site

Money saving expert is a really nifty site offering loads of financial advice for us Brits. It has links to the best current accounts, the best savings accounts, and pretty much anything else you can think of. I spent more than a few hours reading various articles. I think that this site has something to […]

All a matter of trust

Some clever researchers at UCSC have come up with a handy little algorithm that hilights the most trusted passages in a Wikipedia article based upon the contributor’s “reputation”, which is calculated by the algorithm using the amount of time that said user’s contributions remain on an article. Not a new idea by any means, in […]

WordPress update

At long last, I’ve finally got around to updating the version of WordPress that I’m running. It turns out that I can easily update it from the DreamHost control panel, but I found a rather nifty little method that uses Subversion to keep everything up to date. Along with version 2 comes built in support […]

Secure backup using rsync and SSH

I just found this article in my unpublished posts… not sure why I didn’t publish it, but there we go. How to automatically back up your computers with rsync – Lifehacker I saw this article pop up in google reader on Thursday, and realised that it was actually a pretty good idea. My DreamHost account […]

RSS with HTTP authentication

For those of you not familiar with RSS, I’ll describe it briefly; RSS is a particular format of XML document that is often used by sites to provide a “news feed” to subscribers, this news feed can then be read by an RSS feed aggregator, and new items on the site can easily be disseminated […]

Google Reader

I’m a self-confessed Google lover; I have my google homepage, my gmail, my google calendar, and various other bits and bobs. Thus, it should come as no surprise that when I found a funky new application in their labs about a month ago, I signed right up. Google Reader is a web-based feed aggregator. It’s […]