March 17, 2009

HTML/CSS-Only Data Pager Control

After reading these two articles I thought it would be interesting to see if I could this technique to create a HTML/CSS-only (i.e. no background images) data pager control. Here are some screen shots of what I came up with (the second and third screen shots show the roll-over states) … You can check out the live demo here.  I tried it in the major browsers (FF, Opera, IE7, Safari and Chrome) and it worked great.  Unfortunately it looks like crap in IE6 … If you didn’t know it was possible to render angled shapes using straight HTML/CSS - I recommend checking out the following articles … Using borders to produce angled shapes A Study of Regular Polygons   That’s it.  Enjoy!...

March 05, 2009

.Net Developer Survey - Results

I just closed the survey a few hours ago.  Below is a quick break-down of the results.  I plan on digging into the numbers a little bit further, but at first glance the following responses surprised me … 71.5% of responses indicated they don’t see a problem with blogging while at work.  That seemed incredibly high to me.  I would have guessed the yes/no percentages would have been flipped.  I think every boss I have ever had would have fired me on the spot if they caught me blogging at work.        45.31% of responses indicated they don’t use social bookmarking sites.  That seemed a little low. Over 75% of the responses indicated they have been at their current job for 4 years or less. I am not surprised by this, but I still think this is really high (or wish it would be lower).    Twice as many people use linkedin...

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March 02, 2009

.Net Developer Survey

So I recently switched jobs (again!).  And during my time off, I had an interesting conversation with a couple of colleague’s about how ‘internet social’ the average developer is and if that has anything to do with their productivity.  Our opinions varied so I thought I would ask for some help.  I came up with a survey that captures the essence of our conversation.  If you can spare a few seconds, here is the link to where you can take it –> survey. I’ll post the results in a few days … Update 3/3/2009: Getting a lot of responses (~400 completed surveys so far) – so thanks everyone.  Also, if you don’t feel like answering a question, or if it doesn’t apply, you can skip the question by clicking the next button.  Update 3/5/2009: I have received about 1,000 responses so I have decided to close the survey.  Checkout the...

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Recent Comments

  • TimothyP wrote: I work with tons of developers who haven't even got a clue what Twitter of Facebook is. In fact, it'...
  • Janko wrote: Yes it's strange that people think it's ok to blog at work but consider unethical to use facebook. P...
  • Kam Lagan wrote: Hi Matt, The numbers do seem a little "off" to what you perceived the community would be like. But...
  • Siderite wrote: You're kidding me! So the people that don't blog think it is ok to blog at work (maybe because they ...
  • Guy Harwood wrote: Good to see the results. one typo.... 'What best describes your current job title?' appears twice,...
  • sirrocco wrote: One problem with : DEV I DEV II DEV III was that I didn't know what it meant :( .(is it common ...
  • Jack wrote: How many person fill the survery? Blog is very common, so I don't think 71.5% is high. Maybe our bos...
  • Andy wrote: Done. The developer1, developer2 question - not sure how meaningful the results are going to be for ...