...All those moments will be lost in time, like tears in rain....

- soliloquy from Blade Runner

Bits and bytes do get lost, awash in the rain of data flow that is Internet. They slip away from us, never to found again... some of them will be captured here, many more will not... like tears in rain...

Friday, April 26, 2013

Facebook feed dialog cutting description text passed using CSS

If you use Feed Dialog to post to the wall, Facebook will cut off your description.

Looks like this is "by design" :( Dirty word, isn't it?

 You can pass text in a description as much as you want, but Facebook has CSS that squeeze your text into box 72px tall... without "See more..." or anything like that.

 I can understand the box part, but no "See more"? Why not??? It's already there, and I, as a user, want to see the rest... Doesn't make sense.

And here's the bug report:


Friday, April 19, 2013

Responsive design catching on

 Article abotu 10 commercial websites that uses Responsive design:


Again, responsive design is not for everyone, but if you are trying to reach widest audience possible, that's something that should be incorporated early on into site (re)design. It does pay off when people are using different devices to come to the site.

Friday, April 12, 2013

Monday, April 1, 2013

Entity Framework 5 and LocalDb in Visual Studio 2012

 Visual Studio 2012 introduced LocalDb - special edition of SQL Express for developers.

 Problem that I run into when trying to create database was that by default, web.config had SQLExpress datasource specified, not LocalDb.

 After searching and finding a great blog - OdeToCode, turned out that I had to change this section:

      <parameter value="v11.0" />

I did change defaultConnectionFactory, but it didn't work, giving me error about not recognizing LocalDbConnectionFactory etc.

Additional parameter has to be added and to be v11.0 for this to work.