TinyMCE - Importing Stylesheets From The Current Page

After working with several of the most popular WYSIWYG editors out there (Telerik RadEditor, CKEditor, etc), I finally settled with my favorite editor TinyMCE.  This is not an endorsement for TinyMCE, but my next couple of posts will be about how to do some pretty cool things using the TinyMCE editor.  Today I'll look at how to automatically importing stylesheets from the current page into the TinyMCE editor.


How-to Download Images with a Save As Dialog in ASP.NET

In my last post, I discussed how to create a file download tracking page in ASP.NET.  Today we'll look at extending the functionality of this page to allow images to be downloaded with a "Save As" dialog.  

Normally, when you link to an file in the browser, the content type is determined based upon the extension.  Since we are dealing with an image here, the browser determines that it knows how to properly render the file and does so.  In this case, we want to bypass the default functionality of the browser and download the image instead of rendering it.


Creating a File Download Tracking Page in ASP.NET

Today, we'll look at how to track the number of times a file has been downloaded leveraging Google Analytics.  The solution to this is actually quite simple.  We will create a page called download.aspx and pass a parameter containing the location of the file to download.  By placing our Google Analytics tracking code on the page, we track each hit to the download.aspx page.  Also, Google Analytics will track each page separately because of the link to the file in our url.

Lets take a look at the code.


Flyout Ribbon using jQuery and CSS3

jquery flyout ribbon css3

Recently, I created a Flyout Ribbon using jQuery and CSS3 that I would like to share with you today.  My original idea for this came from the desire have a web administration panel for every page on my site, so i could edit content, change menu's, etc directly on the page I was working on.  I really wanted something unobtrusive to the flow of my page and something with a bit of sex appeal, so naturally I turned to jQuery and CSS3.  I also wanted something that I show and hide easily.  Hence, the jQuery Flyout Ribbon plugin!  Please visit the Flyout Ribbon support page for future updates, documentation, changelogs etc.


Below I will show you how to use this plugin on your own site.


Top Firefox Add-ons You Can't Live Without

There are Firefox add-ons out there for developers, but which ones are the best of the best.  The kind of add-on you use on a daily basis, and can't live without as a web developer.  These are 5 add-ons you can't live without as a web developer.


How-to Generate and Submit Your Sitemap to Google, Yahoo!, Bing, and Ask

Search engines like Google, Yahoo!, Bing, and Ask are vital in getting attention to your website.  Sitemaps are a way of telling the search engine what pages you have on your site through a simple xml document.

In this article, I'll demonstrate how to generate a sitemap and ping the 4 major search engines to let them know that your sitemap has been updated.


Messagebox Control for ASP.NET

MessageBox output examples - Messagebox Control for ASP.NET

Returning a practical and easily recognizable message to a user is critical to a positive user experience on a website.  In this article we'll create a simple ASP.net user control to display a message back to the user.  The user control we will make can easily be drag and dropped onto any section of an aspx page or master page.  After that, it just takes one line of code to display a message.

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