Building Web UIs

So my new job has been keeping me very busy, which is why I haven’t written a post in a long time. However, since I have a little extra time during these Christmas holidays, I’ve decided to write a little post about some UI coding principles I now embrace. This mostly pertains to HTML\Javascript\CSS. The over-arching philosophy for this is …

Sketch Wireframe Kit

I have used wireframe kits such as this one in the past, but I was never 100% happy with any. The one I used most is the Jaws Sketching Kit¬†but it didn’t have that “sketch” feel to it–the lines were just too perfect and I’m not as into rounded corners anymore. For that reason, I’ve decided to build my own. …

Using LESS with ASP.NET MVC

There are several option in implementing LESS (the dynamic style sheet language) with your asp.net MVC application. While MVC 4.5 provides bundling and, with that, minification, it still does not provide the same dynamism as LESS; that being said, you can take advantage of both using the following technique. An aside for those unfamiliar with LESS: it’s a dynamic stylesheet …

dgCarousel – a jQuery Plugin

I am the proud new owner (if one can call it that) of an open source project: dgCarousel. It is a simple, easy to use jQuery carousel that takes a set of list elements and converts them into a fixed-width, animated carousel. It’s customizable, extandable, and adaptive (sort of). I decided to start this project for several reasons. First, I …