Friday, 27 July 2012

... I'm not dead yet


Dear all,

I must say I'm not dead yet...
Lately, I had a lot to do at work, and I'd not much time for the blog. However, tonight I'm going on vacation and I will have plenty of time to update the web thought... or I hope so...
Anyway, stay tuned for more articles and see you soon!

Tuesday, 24 July 2012

SQL Server: linked server


When working in a MS SQL Server environment, it is sometimes really useful to connect to another DBs. Those databases can be on the same machine or on the net, it doesn't matter. We can connect to those data sources using linked servers in MS SQL server.
In this article we will see how to do it.

Thursday, 19 July 2012

CSS: menu generators


We all like to build CSS menus from scratch! However, sometimes time is not enough and even related costs are too high. If you need a helping hand in creating a good CSS menu, here's a collection of online tools which will speed up the developing process.
I hope you find it useful!
Here we go, my friends...

Tuesday, 17 July 2012

Strange requests for an ICT manager


As you may already know, I have changed job. In my previous position, I was ICT manager and strange requests were ordinary every day.
In this post I will list the strangest and funniest. I believe that all my previous colleagues won't care, and probably will laugh thinking about them. In any case, I don't want to embarrass anyone, so I won't tell who was the person asking and the related company. If anyone thinks differently, please let me know and I will remove the related parts.
Ok, ready? You won't believe what you will read...

Monday, 16 July 2012

Thursday, 12 July 2012

JavaScript: avoid frames


There's one thing that I really can't stand: when, redirected from a site, the destination page is included in a frame. You surely have experienced the situation and you may understand how much I hate it.
Anyway, there's a quick and easy solution for that using JavaScript.
In this - very - short post, I will show you how to do it.

Tuesday, 10 July 2012

CSS: grouping and nesting


One of the basic things to know about CSS is how to select elements in a page. However, not many of us know how to do it efficiently.
In this short post, we are going to see how to group and nest CSS selectors.

Monday, 9 July 2012

Happy Birthday to the Web Thought!


Today, the web thought is two years old.
It sounds incredible even to me. But here we are.
In the past two years I have published more than 300 posts and I must say I have received a good response from visitors. At the moment the blog has had more then 120.000 pageviews still counting.
I have received many kind email, from people asking for help. Some just said thanks for the articles, some needed help badly (and said thanks afterward!).
Some comments to articles were great (I think about the comments in ASP: why am I still using it? ), some interesting... some difficult to understand (!)

Unfortunately, I cannot put the time I would like to put into the writing of new articles. My new job is quite time consuming, and when I get back at home, my two children drain the last drops of energy from me.

I've had some help from Ben who wrote a great post. But that's not enough...

We can still build a new ASP community, where we can share our experience! But that means I need your help... again...

Anyway. I will put my best efforts into the blog. Despite the job and family obligations.
So let's dive into the web thought third year!

Oh... by the way... A BIG THANK TO ALL OF YOU! Keep on following the web thought!

Thursday, 5 July 2012

ASP: how to use datediff


As I said in my last post, today we are going to explore a VBScript function called DateDiff. There's not much mystery behind it, in fact, as the name says, DateDiff calculates the difference between two dates. The resulting value can be in different format and, generally speaking, the function can be used in many situations.
let's see how it works.

Tuesday, 3 July 2012

ASP: how to use dateadd


ASP is a powerful tool. Here, as usual, we are talking about a VBScript function that let us manipulate dates: DateAdd.
Whenever we need to perform operations on a date, we can benefit from the use of the this function. In the following post we are going to see how to use it.