I recently posted that I was going to write an article on applying LESS to ASP.NET MVC to produce a faked up implementation showing how Code Project could look as a website if it followed the Metro Design Language. Well, my direction has changed with this.
It strikes me that it might be interesting if people could actually see the evolution of a site from the design phases through to the actual implementation. To that end, I'm going to be detailing a fictitious set of design reviews that I (the designer) will be having with Chris (the owner). This will, of course, result in some prototypes being produced and it is these prototypes that I will be demoing as a "beta" of the site (along with the wireframes/mockups).
I hope this meets with your approval. It's a big project and it's going to take a long time to write the article, but I hope that the end result is illuminating.
*pre-emptive celebratory nipple tassle jiggle* - Sean Ewington
Hi, I've created an article via the Submission Wizard.
I've zipped my source code, uploaded it, and added a link in the article to the zip via the wizards "Add selected zip files to the article" link.
However, I do not see anything in the wizard, nor the preview mode pertaining to the "Browse Code" tab. And after submitting an article, the browse code tab says "No downloads associated with this content".
I would simply like to have my code show up under the "Browse Code" tab. Can this be done via the Submission Wizard? If so, how? If not, how can I achieve this? Thanks!
Hi Chris, it seems there is a nasty bug with first time activation of articles, see the discussion under the thread above: "Please could you support me to make download working? [modified]". I added an answer to that thread too to make it clear what happened in my case. The effect of this bug is that newly created articles don't have working downloads, and the images are also not working. Not nice when you get negative remarks and points about something you have no control over..
I think this bug also causes the problem described in this thread "How to get code to show under 'Browse Code' tab" where I'm now answering. Because when there's no downloads, it's logical that the "browse code" tab isn't working either.
We've taken further steps to ensure this issue is resolved. We've tested the daylights out of this and cannot get it to fail in our dev or live environment, yet occasionally there are issues. It's incredibly frustrating, but we think the latest fix should sort it out.
Slight confusion on discussing the article with a mentor, the FAQ says 'After volunteering, a Mentor leaves a comment on author's article to offer assistance'.
I wanted to add a thought I'd had on a potential improvement as a comment but can't see how to do that, I wanted to do it this way rather than simply editing the article since then it's harder to see which of the two options, original or potential revision, provide a 'better read'.
On right hand side, there is an option to browse and upload files that can be referenced in your writeup later.
If you facing issue finding it or adding to your article, you can send your writeup in HTML format along with attachment via email to Submit@codeproject.com
CP editors will help in posting on your behalf (in your name only!)
It seems the upload module is broken at the moment. If I click Add File, I get a file browser, but the file doesn't upload and doesn't appear in the article editing website. I tried it at another location, using other browsers (Windows: Firefox, Chrome, IE, Mac: Safari). Nothing seems to work. Please look into it..
I recently wrote a new article[^] and some DotNetDev suggested I write a ToC for it as the article is quite big.
So I did exactly that and the result is quite satisfying.
Then that DotNetDev suggested I make it clickable[^], so the ToC links to the sections in the article.
Great idea! But what he did not tell me (yet) is how to do it...
So I'm wondering how I can achieve this effect? Have a link in my article point to a specific point in my article.
This weeks survey mentions using LESS, and I've been using it more and more lately (most notably with the revamp of the CodeStash UI). Now, I would like to write an article on applying LESS to ASP.NET MVC code, but what I would also like to do is discuss creating a Metro style site using LESS.
So far, so good. Now comes the controversial bit.
What I would like to do is to present a Metro version of Code Project. The forums, etc, would be mock forums only - in other words, no login, ability to post questions, etc. I'm aware of the sanctity of the CP brand, but I would like to demonstrate the type of thinking you have to put into moving to Metro for such a strong brand.
What do you think?
*pre-emptive celebratory nipple tassle jiggle* - Sean Ewington
I understand that, however Chris seems to have OKed it, so please do bring it on.
IMO a disclaimer of some kind might be useful in your article to indeed avoid confusion; a judicious color scheme may finish it off.
It has been a long time since I didn't post anything to CodeProject, and I have been a bit out of touch with the site for some years. I am planning a new article but I would like to ask a few things first.
The first is about article submission dates[^]. Two years ago there was a problem (at least I understood it as a problem) in which the date you first saved your article (even if if wasn't published yet) was going the be stamped permanently as the date of first publication. This was a bit unfair, since if I was working on an article since January, but only decided to publish it now, at the time I wouldn't be able to join a monthly competition for the current month. I would like to know if the last improvements in the article submission process have changed anything about that.
The second question also regards the article submission form. If I am to add a second author to any of my articles, will he also be able to open and edit the article using the editor?
And the third and last question... If an article with multiple authors wins a monthly competition, must one author take all the prizes, or prizes can be sent to different addresses?
Well, I hope I am not asking too much!
Best wishes for all CodeProject supporters, authors, staff and members
A few of the team are on holidays this week so my apologies for not getting back to you sooner. I'll have to follow up on Q1 next week.
Q2: Co-authors can edit the article. That's why they are co-authors
Q3: Prizes are shared among all authors. Those who freely provide prizes often don't have the ability to split prizes or get hold of more than they have already committed to, so we have to leave this up to the authors of the article as to how they split the loot. However, if a prize pack contains multiple items then we can certainly arrange to split them between members for you.
I am sure Q2 seemed fairly obvious, I was thinking on the possibility that only of the authors would become responsible for sending/managing the article, as it happens in some journals/conferences. Glad to see it is not the case.
I am sorry about the bump; I never occurred to me it could have been a holiday week!
So I am currently writing a new article. I uploaded and inserted some images, but found out one of them was to big for CP standards. I cut of some of the edges and uploaded it again. However, when I insert it into my article I see the old picture within the bounds of the new picture. This makes for some weird effects.
Also it seems I can't add a picture after I've uploaded one. I click the 'Add' button, but nothing happens.
I tried inserting the modified image again (for approximately the fifth time) and it shows correctly now.