How to Create a HTML-style ComboBox in WPF and C#

Before I started doing software development in C# and WPF, I spent quite a bit of time with HTML. Because of this, I was used to having the ability to create drop-down boxes (known as select in HTML) to display lists of information with a “front-end” value the user could see and a “back-end” value […]

The Ultimate .vimrc Configuration File for the Vim Text Editor

Vim is a versatile and powerful text editor for command-line environments in Linux/UNIX systems.  Vim is free, open source, and is available on many different platforms, but it does have some quirks out of the box.  If you’re comfortable working in a regular text editor you might find yourself lost, but in this guide I’ll […]

How To: Make a CSS background slideshow with jQuery

If jQuery has one strength, it’s the library’s fantastic ability to manipulate HTML objects. Built into the library are easy to use methods for moving objects, adjusting CSS and tag attributes, changing visibility of anything on the page, and many more. To sweeten the deal, jQuery includes animation effects that allow you to transition any […]

How to Perform Age Verification with jQuery and Cookies (mmm, cookies)

If you’re a freelance developer, chances are good that you’ll encounter a situation where you’ll have to make some content “off limits” to the kids. In most cases, such as with alcohol-related material, this is required by law. So, how do you do it? Well, if you’re using jQuery, the answer is “easily.” The first […]