Project NINE | Launching 29th November

Project NINE Web Design

Finally the day has come, for Malta to experience a new concept in web development on www.nine.com.mt. Today we just made our first advert on the timesofmalta.com as till now is going very good.

Clients will have many features for a small price. Stay tuned as we’re going to reveal more before Monday!

Why the word Project?

We chose the word project instead of concept or design for the simple fact that this website will be always evolving. There are so many things that we have ready for it. And we are the type of persons that listen.

Why Nine?

We chose the number Nine as it is a magic number. It’s amazing what  Try this…

– Multiply any number by nine (be it 10, or 15, or thousands or millions).

– Then repeatedly add the digits of the resulting number until it is just one digit

– You’ll end up with NINE

Next are some examples:

2 × 9 = 18 (1 + 8 = 9)

9 × 9 = 81 (8 + 1 = 9)

234 × 9 = 2106 (2 + 1 + 0 + 6 = 9)

578329 × 9 = 5204961 (5 + 2 + 0 + 4 + 9 + 6 + 1 = 27 (2 + 7 = 9)) Read the rest of this entry »

Free Tools | Convert Documents to PDF

To print out documents as PDF for email sending or otherwise, without adobe reader, you can use the Bullzip PDF Printer…

http://www.bullzip.com/products/pdf/info.php

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Websites June Refresh :]

Deep Design Malta

Just updated my websites to be all showing the same theme.. to start the month of June in style 🙂 Previously they only had the logo but now made some touch ups and really hope you like them.

With these designs i’m trying to make an identity for my sites… following more or less the same design principles. For now they only have one page so there’s not much to see… but they are still much better than before 🙂

You can access my websites using the below links..

Deep Design is my main brand and is the one I use when developing websites for clients.

Ciappara.com is the new place that this blog will be moving to. It’s still being developed and will let you know when it’s ready.

Homes.com.mt is a new project that will be launching.. but i’ll have more details on this later 🙂

When I have more updates, I’ll let you know… btw hope you like the design 😉

If you have any comments or suggestions (which I too have many :]) please let me know.

Regards,

Clive Ciappara

Google Event Tracking Failing

Google Analytics Event Tracking

We’ve been using Google Analytics events tracking starting from this year and they are very useful. This week we noticed that website events weren’t being tracked, and haven’t been from the beginning of May.

After checking, everytime we tried to call the pageTracker._trackEvent method, it always returned fail. After searching and testing a bit, we noticed that apparently google made some changes to the trackEvent method.

Where before they allowed the optional_value (the last parameter if the method) to be a string or a number, now it is allowed to be a number only… thus the correct params would be:

pageTracker._trackEvent(‘my_category’, ‘my_action’, ‘my_optional_label’, 14);

Hope this helped some people 😉 It helped me 🙂

Reference: click here

Response.End()

Response End

This is added after the text needed in the response stream is written using the Response.Write() so no other html or garbage is written in the response stream.

Without response.end() javascript will have the text and the remaining garbage.

[ex. 1] without response.end()

Response.Write(“err”);
…..
result =”err

<!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC “-//W3C//DTD XHTML 1.0 Transitional//EN” “http://www.w3.org/TR/xhtml1/DTD/xhtml1-transitional.dtd”&gt;
<html xmlns=”http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml&#8221; ><head><link href=”../App_Themes/Default/Content.css” type=”text/css” rel=”stylesheet” /><link href=”../App_Themes/Default/Default.css” type=”text/css” rel=”stylesheet” /><link href=”../App_Themes/Default/EmailSender.css” type=”text/css” rel=”stylesheet” /><link href=”../App_Themes/Default/Header.css” type=”text/css” rel=”stylesheet” /><link href=”../App_Themes/Default/Header2.css” type=”text/css” rel=”stylesheet” /><link href=”../App_Themes/Default/Sidebar.css” type=”text/css” rel=”stylesheet” /><title> </title></head><body>    <form name=”form1″ method=”post” action=”WebService.aspx” id=”form1″><div><input type=”hidden” name=”__VIEWSTATE” id=”__VIEWSTATE” value=”/wEPZwUPOGNjY2JiNjJiNWQ5MDI41In2qlnOWzD0wbpAPF80y1dPYTA=” /></div>
</form></body></html>” Read the rest of this entry »

ASP.Net Menu Control Problem with IE8

When loading a website that utilises the asp:menu control, in the development machine it works fine but on the server (in our case Windows Server 2003 R2) the menu isn’t shown correctly. Instead a blank panel would be viewed. As a temporary solution, the IE8 compatibility button can be clicked, but some styles might not work well with IE7 compatibility. So below please find the patch for asp:menu which can be applied to Windows or Windows Server, to build IE8-compatible ASP.NET WebForms sites…

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Internet Explorer 8 Features: Tabs

So i just installed the beta version of Internet Explorer 8 and I really like it! I’ll be reviewing some of the great and new features that this browser has.

I’ll start with the Tabs which were first introduced in Internet Explorer 7. In IE8 the Tabs get more useful… and even more ‘intelligent’. Next are some of the Tab features you’ll find in this review:

  • Accelarators
  • Color Scheme
  • Reliability

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