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Tag: Web Development

Visual Studio 2012 official launch

Yesterday was the formal launch event for Visual Studio 2012 and .NET 4.5, a state-of-the-art development solution for building modern applications that span connected devices and continuous services, from the client to the cloud. The launch keynote covered how Visual Studio 2012 takes you into the next era of software development.  The content is available live and for subsequent on-demand viewing from http://visualstudiolaunch.com. Microsoft has a huge line-up of platform this year, from Windows 8 to Windows Phone…

WebMatrix 2 goes live

WebMatrix 2 RTW has shipped today. For those of you who do not know about it, WebMatrix is a free and lightweight web development tool. Used to create, publish, and maintain your website with ease. Optimized for Open Source: where you can install popular web apps with a few clicks, customize them easily with app-specific code completion, and publish them quickly to the web. Designed for Top Languages: Create websites using our ASP.NET, PHP, Node.js, or HTML5 templates,…

HTML5 Placeholder Fallback

HTML5 has introduced many features to the browser;  some that can be used with form elements.One of these is the placeholderattribute to INPUT elements.  The placeholder attribute shows text in a field until the field is focused upon, then hides the text. It can be used on text, textarea, search, url, tel, email, and password fields.  You can always achieve the same effect with a few lines of JavaScript code, but native HTML5 support is much better! All you…

Normalize.css for a better cross-browser styling consistency

Normalize.css is a small CSS file that provides better cross-browser consistency in the default styling of HTML elements. It’s a modern, HTML5-ready, alternative to the traditional CSS reset. It is an alternative to CSS resets. Normalize.css is currently used in some form by HTML5 Boilerplate, Twitter Bootstrap, GOV.UK, Tinker.io, CSS Tricks, and many other frameworks, toolkits, and sites. The aims of normalize.css are as follows: Preserve useful browser defaults rather than erasing them. Normalize styles for a wide range of HTML elements. Correct bugs and…

Microsoft Open Door in Lebanon

Lebanon Microsoft Open Door PLACE: Pavillon Royal, Biel, Beirut Date: 21st and 22nd February, 2012 Product(s):  Microsoft Lync Server 2010, Microsoft Office 2010 suites, Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2, Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows Internet Explorer 9, Windows Phone and Windows SharePoint Package. Audience(s):  IT Decision Maker, IT Generalist, IT Implementer, IT Manager, Non-Tech Influencing BDM and Tech Influencing BDM.  Microsoft Open Door brings together technology professionals and enthusiasts to experience Microsoft latest generation of products and…

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