Windows 8.1 RTM

As a Microsoft developer with an MSDN Ultimate subscription, I’ve always enjoyed the privilege of early access to RTM (release to manufacturing) and RC (release candidate) builds of most Microsoft software, including Visual Studio and Windows. Earlier this month, when Windows 8.1 was officially announced as hitting RTM it was also announced... [Read More]

Thoughts on Microsoft and the tech “press”

Disclaimer: This post is purely an opinion piece and is not intended as a news article. I am a Microsoft MVP, which means that my viewpoint may be slightly biased towards Microsoft but I try very hard to keep things limited to facts and not wild conjecture or complete “fanboy”... [Read More]

Introducing Bootstrap Flat

What is Bootstrap Flat? To put it simply, Bootstrap Flat is a custom theme on top of Bootstrap that provides a flat look to the user interface elements. That means there are no gradients, shadows, or rounded corners. Why? Twitter Bootstrap is probably one of the most widely... [Read More]

Introducing Cadru

What is Cadru? Cadru is (hopefully) a helpful utility framework containing new APIs and extensions to the core .NET Framework to help complete your developer toolbox. Cadru is designed to be portable first, which means that the majority of the library is available as a Portable Class Library... [Read More]

HTML input types

As web developers and consumers, we’re all familiar with the HTML <input> tag. This is the tag that renders on the screen as an input text box. However, as developers you may not be familiar with all of the “new” HTML 5 values for the type attribute.... [Read More]