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'.