Is Showing and Hiding Web Content Using jQuery Bad?

Don't Shoot the Messenger OK, first the disclaimers: I am not saying there is no place for showing and hiding content using JavaScript/jQuery. I am merely saying that doing so can be causing you more problems than necessary. And yes, I do generally follow best-practices by having content . . . [more]

How to Create a Hamburger Navicon with CSS

Hamburger icons, used to indicate a mobile menu, are everywhere these days. This simple, three-lined visual (reminiscent of a hamburger bun with the meat in the center, thus the name!) is the universally-known symbol for a menu. Our Logical Imagination site uses one - if you are readi . . . [more]

ASP.NET Core WWW Subdomain Redirect

Recently I was working on a .NET Core project for a client who wanted the application hosted on SSL. Further, for SEO purposes, they wanted the application to automatically redirect requests for https://somedomain.com to the www subdomain - i.e. https://www.somedomain.com. I was thri . . . [more]

Active Sitemaps - An MVC Manifesto, Part 1

As with most innovations, it all started with frustration. Don't get me wrong - I absolutely love ASP.NET Core MVC. But since the original MVC release, I have been enormously frustrated with the way that links and redirects are generated. @* in a Razor view *@@Html.ActionLink("View Detail . . . [more]

Active Sitemaps - An MVC Manifesto, Part 2 - Routing with Custom Classes

This is the second in a series of articles describing a powerful design pattern that provides several application services in a convenient form while also encapsulating a high-level description of the application's functionality. The first installment gave an overview of the pattern as wel . . . [more]

The Wonderful World of CSS Processors

What’s the Pre to the Process? CSS pre-processors have been gaining traction for the past several years. Sass (Syntactically Awesome Style Sheets) has been around since 2006. So, what is a CSS pre-processor? It is a dynamic stylesheet language that extends the functionality of CSS, . . . [more]

Active Sitemaps - An MVC Manifesto, Part 3 - Site Content Structure

This is the third in a series of articles describing a powerful design pattern that provides several application services in a convenient form while also encapsulating a high-level description of the application's functionality. The previous installment saw the creation of classes for each . . . [more]