Tagged web-developmentTim Stanley

Migrating To .Net6 and Azure

Sep 02, 2022 EST

In 2022, I decided to make a significant update the the code base and hosting platform used by this site.  I decided to migrate to .Net 6 and host it on Azure.More...

2010 Era Blog Platform Retired

Sep 01, 2022 EST

This site (tim-stanley.com) was first started in February 2006. It first went publicly live October 8, 2007.  The engine used to power this site was used from 2006 to 2022. The main technology really hadn't been modified since 2010. Not bad for a sixteen year run.

In 2022, this site was updated, but this is a summary of the underlying technology that powered this site for sixteen years.More...

MSDN Style Class Documentation

Jan 20, 2010 EST

NDoc is dead. Long live NDoc! How to generate MSDN style documentation using Sand Castle on Visual Studio 2008. More...

Field Codes

Jan 02, 2010 EST

Using field codes to replace values in content, templates, and reports allows users and designers a great deal of flexibility for creating and managing content and templates without requiring code changes.

This article is a summary of how to use field codes in content, templates, or reports and how to convert them to object property values and format and replace them when displayed or rendered.  This is based on a similar pattern that Microsoft Word uses when formatting fields.  It’s also commonly used in WordPress and WordPress themes.More...

E3 Retail Web Site

May 22, 2009 EST

What they needed

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E3 Retail had some good looking products including Point of Sale, Enterprise promotions, Returns, and 4690 hardware migration. Which used Microsoft’s Windows Presentation Foundation (WPF), to provide a visually rich user experience.  However, E3 Retail didn’t  have a comparable website to show them off. More...

Pretty Good URLs

Mar 13, 2009 EST

With a little forethought and planning, it’s possible to create URLs that can be around the web for a long time and as Tim Berners-Lee pointed out cool URIs don't change.  Choose wisely though, you may have to live with the URLs for much longer than you think, or if your not careful, you may end up with too many URLs pointing to the same content. More...

Sharing Bookmarks

Aug 20, 2008 EST

There are numerous services popping up to help you keep track of your favorite browser bookmarks. From what I can tell from Alexa traffic, the top three are Digg, Technorati, and Delicious.  It seems like there are new services popping up every day and it can be hard to keep with with how to let users add your bookmarks to their bookmark service. AddThis.com looks like it's trying to help. More...