Mobile Website Methods with Asp.Net MVC. Part 1 – Content Sites

I have a fair amount of experience building mobile sites. Mobile sites are essential now because so many people are using mobile phones and tablet devices to browse the internet. Many sites don’t have great mobile experience. They use flash, rely heavily on hover effects, or they have so much content that it takes forever for the page to load.

I’m going to show how I made a mobile version of my site in just a couple hours using Asp.Net MVC and jQuery mobile. My site is primarily content and has very little code involved on it. My website is very basic and very straight forward. I browsed through my site and decided to find the basic information I wanted to display on my mobile version. In my case, I wanted to display my portfolio, resume, about me, contact me, some of my social links, and an about my mobile page so people could see what technology I used.
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I’m a Technology Architect for Rockfish Digital. I’ve been there since 2007. I love coding and spend most of my time in C# and JavaScript. I’m a firm believer in the Full Stack Developer.

Self Checkout. A new experience.

Happy St. Patrick’s day!

The wife and I decided to go to our local “super club” to look for a giant plastic tool shed for our backyard. So after taking care of all the fun stuff of the shed not having a price on it, then hunting down an employee to help, and finally after a fifteen minute wait at the customer service counter, we found out that the shed was much more than we expected.

Anyway! I remembered I was in need of AA batteries. I go through AAs like candy. I use them for the spare xbox controller, wii controllers, piranha gun, and the million remote controls I have. I decided to grab a pack. I also noticed that they also had a new Self Checkout line. YAY!!!!

Ok, so we are at the super club so there are some new rules to self checkout. Scan your card, scan your items, then pay. Easy right? No scale, bagging or anything! Too good to be true right? Wrong!

There is an onsite self checkout “helper”. I was 3/4 of the way through my transaction and the helper came over and explained everything in detail…. absolute detail. They told me “Now when you’re ready to pay, just press this ‘Pay Now’ button and then swipe your card.”

My wife immediately caught on to how annoyed I was by this. She laughed all the way home. It was a 30 minute drive home…. she just giggled again!

I’ve been playing a good number of games. I have some good budget gaming posts on the way. Maybe some more tshirt posts. Trying to get the ball rolling again.

I’m a Technology Architect for Rockfish Digital. I’ve been there since 2007. I love coding and spend most of my time in C# and JavaScript. I’m a firm believer in the Full Stack Developer.

Cool zoom feature in Windows 7 and quick update

Put your mouse arrow towards the middle of your screen and hold the windows key then press and hold the “+” key.

Maximum zoomage!!!

Use windows and “-” to zoom back out. This is a really nice feature that was totally unknown to me. It’s really great for web page cutout. The browser zoom feature is pretty lame and zooming in Vista was really glitchy.

Anyway, I’ve been working on a bunch of jQuery plugins and trying to update some of my sites. Should have some cool stuff to post soon.

I’m a Technology Architect for Rockfish Digital. I’ve been there since 2007. I love coding and spend most of my time in C# and JavaScript. I’m a firm believer in the Full Stack Developer.