Tag Archives: JavaScript

Avoiding the browser mess with PIE

As I explained in this recent post, the current browser situation is a mess. Some browsers support most of HTML5 and CSS3. Other browsers barely even support CSS2. The problem is, many people still use these old browsers, and as a result, developers cannot simply ignore them and build applications for newer, standards compliant browsers. … Continue reading Avoiding the browser mess with PIE

How to Refresh Page when called via the Back Button

From time to time, we are asked the question on the hotline, “How do we disable the back button?” Though it seems like a simple request, it is an extremely challenging task. For instance, it is not terribly difficult to remove the back button from the window, but the user can still access the previous … Continue reading How to Refresh Page when called via the Back Button

How to add HTML5 Geolocation to your web apps

A common misconception with mobile applications is that the truly powerful apps have to be downloaded and installed. However, the idea that installed applications are superior to web-based applications is simply not true. In fact, I am going to walk you through an example today that can capture your location directly from a web-browser, without … Continue reading How to add HTML5 Geolocation to your web apps

Reports: Avoid Entering Duplicate Run-Time Report Selections

Here is the situation… Let’s say I’ve built a report for our bike distributor, crazybikes.com, for users to learn how much specific customers have spent on each product class (Bicycles, Accessories, Athletic Wear, etc) at this point in the month. My selection of records is based on the Customer Number, the Month-to-Date (MTD) Sales Dollars, … Continue reading Reports: Avoid Entering Duplicate Run-Time Report Selections