My ASP.NET Demo Gallery (mattberseth2.com/demo)

Well, I finally found some time over the long weekend to sit down and organize my 'live demo' links into a single, browsable site.  You can check it our here: http://mattberseth2.com/demo/.  It is far from perfect, but in my opinion it is much better than having all of my demo links scattered through out my blog posts.  The live demo's for all of my new work will be hooked into this page - so feel free to bookmark it.

You can filter the demo links using the 'Filter' drop down list.  So if you only want to see my GridView demo's, just select that option from the drop down list and the 'Live Demos' links will only include links to my GridView articles.  Once an item from the 'Live Demos' section is selected, the content area of the page fills with the title of the post, a short description of what the demo is showing (too short, I need to improve these descriptions), as well as a link to my original blog post and the location of where the code can be donwloaded from.  I have a few demo's that require a little more screen space than the others - for these examples you can click the Demo hyperlink and open the demo page in a new browser window.

I load the demo page into an IFRAME within the main page.  I have noticed that every once in a while this seems to cause an issue (JavaScript errors).  I will get this fixed once I track it down, but in the mean time I added a Refresh Demo link that will refresh the IFRAME. 

If you have any suggestions for the page, send me an email or post a comment.

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Besides the new site, I also took care of a few other blog housekeeping items ...

  • I the 'Popular' links section based according to what Google Analytics says are my most popular posts.  I cheated a bit and added a link to the gallery page to the top of the list - I figured it was pretty safe to assume most folks would dig the new site.
  • I got rid of the 'Recent Posts' section on the right hand pane.  My home page (mattberseth.com) is already configured to show my 10 most recent posts, so I replaced this section with a Recent Posts link under the 'Popular' section
  • I moved the RSS, Atom and Email Me links to the title bar.  I thought this was a better use of real estate than the right hand pane.
  • I added 2 advertising sections to each of my pages.  One is located in the right hand pane between the Popular an Topics sections, and the other is at the footer of each of my pages.  I took some time styling them to make sure it matched the rest of my sites theme, but I still don't really care for how it looks.  I am going to give it a month to see what kind of return these ads give me.  Then I will decide if I am going to keep them or not.
  • I added the 'Topics' section to my archive pages so you can see what Topics an entry is filed under.

 

That's it.  Enjoy!


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Hi Matt,

Good work :).

Now it is easy for guys like me to refer articles easily.

Ta,
Rajeesh

Great initiative Matt, thanks.

Some small enhancement suggestions to the demo gallery section:

*) Use a more prominent highlighting color on the currently selected demo in the left hand navigation pand. For example, I clicked the ListView filter command, and was puzzled by what demo was actually loaded in the center content area, as I didnt spot the light grey title at the top at first sight. Once you get it its simple, but you might consider using a different background color or similar.

*) Can you add a sorting command to the left hand navigation pane (i.e. sort all ListView demos on alphabetical order or post date or so).

Otherwise this comes in very handy, thanks again,

Regards,
Peter Kassenaar.

Great! I love it..

Those of you with a digg account,
digg Matts demo gallery right here: http://digg.com/programming/Matt_Berseth_s_ASP_NET_Control_Gallery

Posted by: Vlad on May 27, 2008 12:00 AM

Great!
I love your articles and your blog.
Thank you and keep them coming :)

Posted by: bahadirekici on May 27, 2008 12:00 AM

great! thx for your examples

Posted by: Kralizek on May 27, 2008 12:00 AM

About "popular links".

Did you hard coded them? Or you have a way to access Google Analytics infos?

thanks

Posted by: H Nguyen on May 27, 2008 12:00 AM

Hi Matt,

Your blogs are very helpful.
Thanks for putting together the demos in one place.

Henry

Posted by: apan on May 27, 2008 12:00 AM

great! perfect!???

Posted by: Vincent B. on May 27, 2008 12:00 AM

Great job !! ;)

Posted by: gokhan girgin on May 27, 2008 12:00 AM

Good work Matt thanks

Your changes look great, and the demo site was most definitely a good idea. Ive got a couple suggestions (please take with a grain of salt) that you can ponder for the next time you get that wild feeling to clean house...

No hard feelings, man, I really do love the blog. The content here is unprecedented, which is the main thing. Keep it up!

@Josh -

AWESOME suggestions. It might take me a bit to work down that list, but you are right - these are all things I need to get done. Thanks for pointing this stuff out ...

I am on it.

Matt.

@Peter Kassenaar -
Good ideas Peter. Ill update the demo.

@Kralizek -
They are hard-coded (I dont believe GA has an API). Not ideal, but good enough.

Matt.

Thanks for scripts and demos !! Good work :-)

Posted by: mythri on May 28, 2008 12:00 AM

Excellent work Matt thank you very much can i use demo code in my application or is there any licenceing for your controls to use in my application let me know thanks.

@mythri -
The stuff you see here and on my demo site can be copied and/or modified by anyone for any purpose (including commercially).

I will update my blog to include a link to the license. I must have removed it ...

Matt.

Posted by: Scott Wojan on May 29, 2008 12:00 AM

Well done!
Your time and effort is very much appreciated!

Posted by: Mythri on May 29, 2008 12:00 AM

Thanks a lot Matt. you are so kind and so good thats why i love your blog. be god with you. keep it up.This helps people like me to dig into code to learn more.

Mythri

Posted by: Joe on May 29, 2008 12:00 AM

Great job on the Demo Gallery! I emailed the link to our entire team. The only problem I see is there seems to be an issue with IE6. ALL the demo content appear BELOW and to the right of the left side nav. I clicked on a few menu links and thought the demo gallery was empty until randomly scrolling way down to the bottom.
Regards,
JC

@Joe -
Thanks for letting me know. I was screwing around with the layout this morning and must have broken it (and I was lazy and only tested it in IE7 and FF).

Ill get this fixed. And thanks again for letting me know about this.

Matt.

Posted by: Joe on May 30, 2008 12:00 AM

Matt, looks great now in IE6.

Let me begin by saying that i love your blog mattberseth.com a lot
now.. back on topic lol
I cant say that im 100% with what you wrote... care to explain more?

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