Tag Archives: design

Visual Studio 2003 hangs trying open ASP.NET project from Visual SourceSafe

If you still use Visual Studio .NET 2003 (I still do for some older .NET 1.1 projects) you may experience following situation:

  1. You have an ASP.NET Web project that is controlled by Visual SourceSafe
  2. While opening the project Visual Studio 2003 hangs, stops responding to mouse clicks and keystrokes.

Fortunately there is a quick fix to that.
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Easy rounded corners in pure HTML/CSS

Rounded corners add nice touch to look and feel of a Web Page. User interface that employs rounded corners looks more streamlined, more ergonomic. Often to achieve that effect images are used, but this approach doesn’t allow quick style update and has other issues. Fortunately there is another way:

Compare 2 following DIVs:

First uses pretty basic CSS/HTML:

<style type="text/css">
    border: solid 1px blue;

<div style="text-align:center">
    <div class="normal">

Let’s take a closer look at the second: Continue reading →

DHTML JavaScript Graphics – draw without flash

This JavaScript VectorGraphics library provides graphics capabilities for JavaScript: functions to draw circles, ellipses (ovals), oblique lines, polylines and polygons (for instance triangles, rectangles) dynamically into a webpage. Usage of this Vector Graphics library should be easy even if you don’t have JavaScript experience
This is very cool. This javascript graphics libary allows you to draw pretty much any shape, image or text directly into HTML without 3rd party plug-ins like Flash. Speed is amazing and it’s cross-browser compatable too. Get it at  http://www.walterzorn.de