BoundField DataFormatString problem

Friday, 13 January 2006

Wondering why {0:c} isn't formatting your number as currency? The solution turns out to be that you need to set the HTMLEncode property to false!

Simple, accessible external links

Friday, 13 January 2006

Russ Weakley shows an example of some clever CSS hacking so that you can always indicate that a hyperlink is "external" (eg. it is leaving the current site).

ProfileView ASP.NET 2.0 Control

Friday, 13 January 2006

Joshua Flanagan's ProfileView - something that might be useful for my redesign of the ACPS website. I'm hoping the new site will be ready to go live in the next few weeks.

Prefetching web pages

Tuesday, 10 January 2006

Firefox is able to use special hints embedded in web pages to pre-load other web pages that the user is most likely to click on next. Because the next page has already been prefetched it displays almost instantly.

Here's a good tutorial on creating the Prefetching Hints.

ASP.NET Design Templates

Thursday, 5 January 2006

In my spare time, I'm the webmaster for the Australian Carnivorous Plant Society. I'm currently working on a complete overhaul of their website, including moving to a new hosting provider. As well as making use of ASP.NET 2.0 for the new site, I've also made use of the sample Design Templates that make good use of Master Pages, XHTML and CSS.