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Server Side Includes for HTML in IIS 7http://www.nvisionweb.com/blog/Server-Side-Includes-for-HTML-in-IIS-7-A7DB60D947B6AD75
I found myself wondering if there was any way to create server-side includes with HTML today, so I did some research and played around with some stuff and came up with the following method. First, open up Windows Features (probably titled "Turn Windows features on or off") and expand the following folders:
It's nice to hear, after the on-going rumors, that Adobe has released a public facing roadmap for ColdFusion. Details are available at: http://blogs.coldfusion.com/post.cfm/product-roadmap-for-coldfusion
Is It HTML5?http://www.nvisionweb.com/blog/Is-It-HTML5?-536BDE61C41316CB
Multiple Skype Sessionshttp://www.nvisionweb.com/blog/Multiple-Skype-Sessions-1473FF375CD05245
Here's a cool little trick I found out about Skype: You can run two separate sessions of Skype at the same time. If you have multiple accounts like I do (yes, it's weird, but I do), then you can accomplish this by simply adding a new shortcut to your desktop pointing to your Skype .exe file and adding /secondary to the end of the path. Here's an example of how it looks on my machine:
ColdFusion 10 Betahttp://www.nvisionweb.com/blog/ColdFusion-10-Beta-C05BE522878A3010
ColdFusion 10 beta and ColdFusion Builder 2.0.1 beta are now available to the public at http://labs.adobe.com/technologies/coldfusion10/
Fort Collins Internet Pros Meetuphttp://www.nvisionweb.com/blog/Fort-Collins-Internet-Pros-Meetup-45DF48D5690E32CB
Tonight's discussion is about time management techniques. Don't miss out!
Detecting elements in jQueryhttp://www.nvisionweb.com/blog/Detecting-elements-in-jQuery-4ADEC07D8A137FBB
The way I generally use to detect if an element exists is to use the size() method. The following code snippet determine's how many div tags exist on our page:
Animations can be tricky, but they're fun! This example will show you how to move a box to the right 100 pixels every time you click it. Let's throw some styling out there for our box to start out:
jQuery Mobile Page Structurehttp://www.nvisionweb.com/blog/jQuery-Mobile-Page-Structure-62E0294DD351B83D
jQuery Mobile is pretty rockin' if you're looking to create a web-based phone application. This is still somewhat new to me, but I hope this helps you develop your basic application structure.
A favicon is the small icon that appears in the browser's title bar or next to the URL bar. Creating a favicon helps establish your brand visually and can help your website become more valuable to search engines.
jQuery AJAX Methodhttp://www.nvisionweb.com/blog/jQuery-AJAX-Method-5F1AF54EE94927DB
The .ajax() method provided by jQuery is one of the most useful methods I've used. This method allows you to make asynchronous HTTP requests and receive a response. As an example, lets pass a string to a CFC, then return that same string with the .ajax() method and output it to the console. This would probably never be a real-life example, it's just to give you an idea of how it works:
jQuery Mobile File Upload Formhttp://www.nvisionweb.com/blog/jQuery-Mobile-File-Upload-Form-E9BDC1D8511A05EC
A real quick explanation of how to upload files in a form using jQuery Mobile. Since AJAX is enabled throughout your jQuery Mobile application, file uploads cannot be performed. Add the following attribute to your form tag:
Google Weather APIhttp://www.nvisionweb.com/blog/Google-Weather-API-AC659E6518B0BC61
Spent some time playing around with the Google Weather API last night for kicks. I'm not sure how accurate the information is, but it was a nice feature to tap into and play with. First, you have to send a location to the address to return the XML. You can use either a zip code or a city name (that I'm aware of). Here's a snapshot of a quick weather app I put together:
Happy Monday, Everyone!http://www.nvisionweb.com/blog/Happy-Monday,-Everyone!-93309665679A1F86
ColdFusion CFCs, CFFunction, CFObject, and CreateObjecthttp://www.nvisionweb.com/blog/ColdFusion-CFCs,-CFFunction,-CFObject,-and-CreateObject-396B1AC5D4231E70
Learn it. Live it. Love it. CFC's (ColdFusion Components) are a good demonstration of some true power behind ColdFusion and a great way to separate your logic from your display. I live off of CFC's and use them in every application I write. To get acquainted, lets start with a pretty basic example that uses a component to house a function for pulling SQL data:
The tag is used to store simple values up to 4KB (a cookie) to the client. Cookies are great for storing short bits of information to the client such as a username and password combination so that information is remembered when the user returns to your site.
ColdFusion CFSwitch vs. CFIFhttp://www.nvisionweb.com/blog/ColdFusion-CFSwitch-vs.-CFIF-45FC3135B12EC792
The and tags are used to evaluate an expression you pass to it and find a match. First, lets look at how a tag can be structured. In this example, we'll evaluate the variables.myVar variable and look for a value of 1, 2, 3, or anything else:
Another pretty basic tag I'd like to bring up is the tag. Short and sweet: This tag is used within a tag to break out of the loop. In this example, we're going to create a loop that starts with 1 and ends in 10, but breaks out of the loop once we hit 7. You can do this using the following code:
This topic is pretty basic, but can be very useful, especially during debugging or sections where you just want to see a quick data dump and nothing after. The tag is used to stop page processing at the location of the tag. For example, if you have the following code:
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Listing .class files in a .jar file in ColdFusion using CFZIPhttp://www.nvisionweb.com/blog/Listing-.class-files-in-a-.jar-file-in-ColdFusion-using-CFZIP-8B2FDF4481BF9818
A few days ago, I came across the need for a spell checker in a customer service application I was writing. To accomplish this, I downloaded Google's Spell Checker API which contained a single .jar file. I highly recommend using their API if you ever need a spell checker in one of your applications. It's quick and easy to setup and a very powerful tool.
CineMatrix Home Theater Consultantshttp://www.nvisionweb.com/blog/CineMatrix-Home-Theater-Consultants-152F2334FC90AC5F
nVision Creative Web Solutions is proud to announce their latest release for CineMatrix Home Theater Consultants: A consultation and design business located in the Phoenix Metro Area, specializing in home theater products. Their certified staff members are here to help you find the best home theater equipment that meets your needs and budget. CineMatrix Home Theater Consultants believes that every consumer needs to save money without being pressured into purchasing anything you don't need or want and offers a free initial consultation with no obligation to purchase their services.
Freedom in Balancehttp://www.nvisionweb.com/blog/Freedom-in-Balance-F2A88A241D93DB83
nVision has released a new website for Freedom in Balance! Freedom in Balance are a group of Independent Wellness Consultants dedicated to helping others recognize and achieve their dreams. They are connected to a Global Wellness Company founded in 1975, with a 5A1 Dun & Bradstreet rating. Their program is designed to provide you the infrastructure, tools & support on a journey to build a global business and the life you desire. Freedom in Balance provides an Elite Team of diverse professionals dedicated to helping others through continued service and a commitment to excellence, while creating financial freedom.
Apache Virtual Hosthttp://www.nvisionweb.com/blog/Apache-Virtual-Host-C4347C91E5C39A0A
You can set up multiple domains on your server by using virtual hosting through your Apache server (assuming that you are running Apache). To set up virtual hosting in Apache, open your httpd.conf file in your Apache directory. Scroll down near the bottom of the document and uncomment the httpd-vhosts.conf file by removing the #:
The cfspreadsheet tag was introduced in ColdFusion 9 and is proven to be very powerful. Before, you had to layout your data in XML format and write the result to an .XLS file format. Now, you are able to save your Excel data in one simple line of code.
One of my personal favorite tags of ColdFusion is the tag, which allows you to retrieve and delete emails from a POP mail server. You can use this in cases where you want to build an email client instead of using a pre-made one such as Yahoo Mail's interface or Microsoft Outlook. I have also used this tag for incident tracking applications. Short and simple, this is how it works: To get started, define your mailbox login credentials:
Populating a DataGrid with Remote XML Data in Flex 4http://www.nvisionweb.com/blog/Populating-a-DataGrid-with-Remote-XML-Data-in-Flex-4-C0305181CAEF0233
Last Friday, I posted an article about how to populate a DataGrid using inline XML in Flex 4. This is a short tutorial explaining how to clean up your code a bit by saving your XML code outside of the .MXML file and doing a remote call using code similar to the previous example.
Populating a DataGrid with Inline XML in Flex 4http://www.nvisionweb.com/blog/Populating-a-DataGrid-with-Inline-XML-in-Flex-4-B8907E4CF8EC6193
Flex 4 offers an easy way of populating XML data into neatly formatted DataGrids. First, you must create an XML declaration and start your application:
Dynamic Arguments with ColdFusionhttp://www.nvisionweb.com/blog/Dynamic-Arguments-with-ColdFusion-23E99643938B9C8D
There are times when you need a function where not all of your arguments are required. Instead of passing multiple arguments into your function, I have designed a quick solution that allows you to pass in a structure as an argument which is then looped through to to find the arguments key/value pairs.
Assigning Form Variables to a Structure in ColdFusionhttp://www.nvisionweb.com/blog/Assigning-Form-Variables-to-a-Structure-in-ColdFusion-4EE676DEC84DF32A
Assigning form variables to a structure can be useful in instances where you have a sign-up process broken down into several steps and don't want to commit the user input to the database until all steps have been completed. One thing that I found out today, though, is you cannot assign form variables to a structure, then change pages... the data is lost. Refer to the example below:
This error can occur when either the core jQuery file is not included or the SRC attribute in your tag is pointing to the wrong location. This could be due to your SRC attribute being called out as a relative path to the files' location like the below example:
If you need to implement a way in your application to prevent users from proceeding to the following step or section until they have viewed an entire video, then read on!
Setting an image position with jQueryhttp://www.nvisionweb.com/blog/Setting-an-image-position-with-jQuery-99657CCCF3496752
This example illustrates how to use jQuery to detect the screen width and height so we can place an image in the bottom-right portion of the screen.
ColdFusion's ArrayIsDefined() function throws an errorhttp://www.nvisionweb.com/blog/ColdFusion's-ArrayIsDefined()-function-throws-an-error-C97ACE71E37961D2
Something I ran across today when creating an application to output array elements to an Excel spreadsheet: If you define an array and want to test its' elements before you output them, using ColdFusion 8's ArrayIsDefined() function will throw an error if the element does not exist.
nVision Launches New Website!http://www.nvisionweb.com/blog/nVision-Launches-New-Website!-F4B049939D6EF690
nVision Creative Web Solutions was founded in Chandler, Arizona and is quickly becoming a leading solution for web development thanks to our respected clients and dedicated team. We strive for excellence, a professional and determined attitude, and great support and service for our clients to help them with their needs and provide a level of support that can't be compared anywhere else. To meet and exceed these goals, we continue to dedicate ourselves to our clients and to further expand our knowledge and experience.