Also, without meaning to offend, I think your site could do with some serious UI overhaul.
May I suggest:
• Don't use grid layout/absolute positioning. If you change to flow layout you won't have to worry about screen resolution as much.
• Your main navigation bar across the top of the screen could be downsized a bit. You could use a vertical navigation bar (like an inverted "L"?) or turn your solvengineer graphic into a link to the homepage so as to do away with the "main page" link.
• Put the search box below the main graphic & make it (the search utility) smaller.
• Remove or resize the "Welcome to Solvengineer.com" in pink. It serves little purpose. Besides, without trying to sound chauvinist, I don't think many engineers have pink as one of there favourite colours.
• Take the rss feeds & code search out of scrolling forms & give them their own separate space, even if it means another page. Make the latest news the main focus of the homepage.
• Get rid of the links below the embedded code search from Google - they're redundant and confusing.
• Make the point of the site more concise (i.e. to the point) & make the main feature of your home page the latest news. If need be, you could add another page with a more in-depth explanation of what the aims of the site are.
• Move the advertising to the bottom of the page - keeping it near the top gives the impression of a "cheap" site. Try to make the ads less "google like" (if possible, I've never worked with advertising through Google).
Once again, this is not intended to offend but to encourage. I didn't want to criticize your site without giving you some useful tips for you to consider. I like the concept of your site & I think with a good UI & some smart management you could turn it into a useful resource.
I've written an article on low-level keyboard hooks in C# based on an application to prevent babies and other animals from causing too much damage when they hammer the keyboard. The article is quite in-depth and I'd like someone to have a look at it to check that it all makes sense! Any volunteers?
If you are using PC-Lint 7.50 or 8.00 with Visual Studio 6.0 under Windows 2000 or later and are in the position to help us to verify the performance of Visual Lint on that platform, we'd like to hear from you.
Anyone who participates will have access to this version of the product well before it becomes available on the open market, and will also of course have the opportunity to suggest changes and enhancements as the product develops. There is no-cost or sales committment required; all we ask is that a non-disclosure agreement be signed between the tester and ourselves since our testers have access to internal product information.
I have a program that is almost finished. I am stuck at one point, and don't know how to get past this. I was wondering if anyone could take a look at my code and give me some pointers.
A little bit about me: I am not a programmer, but like to try out my luck. I am making a pocket pc program for the medical field (I'm a physician), which basically shows radiological images. Since I don't have the sources for the SQL Server CE stuff, I programmed this in C# and used an XML file as my database. I know a lot of you would probably think this is not wise, but my limited programming skills made me go in this direction.
So please, if you could help me out, I would most definitely appreciate it. I can email you the files (programming in Visual C#).
I'm looking for a good tool that can effectively be used for project tracking. I started off by using color-coded tables in Excel (gree=on track, red=in danger,..), but that takes a lot of manual work and it's hard to keep things in sync. I moved on to MS Project, but that hasn't worked out to well for me either: it's a great tool, and does a lot of things, but it is also very generic and lacks of all the functionality that I need for tracking my assets and the work done on them.
We have started to develop an in-house tool, but I'm afraid that is not the right way to go, as it will involve lot's f maintenance and it will end up costing more then buying an out-of-the-box solution.
What are you guys using for tracking your project?
We've been using the Microsoft Team Foundation Server since it's beta release and have been very happy with it. On the surface it appears to be somewhat expensive, but when you factor in the costs of building and maintaining your own system it is much less expensive.
There is a free 180 day trial, fully functional, from Microsoft. It may be worth your time to give it a try.
I am starting a project to develop Software Defined Radio
Where i have to take an appropriate real time Rf signal as an input to the soundcard. Read the digitized samples. Perform Demodulation and detection by means of own algorithms or to use audio processing APIs. And then playing it....
Hi there everyone! I'm not specifically looking for help on "a project." I am more looking for a partner to program with, making a product from start to finish.
Team name: No name at the moment. Project name: No project defined.
I have recently began looking into extreme programming and think it would be very exciting to work with someone on some type of application (just a small application) using extreme programming techniques.
I have no project in mind at the moment, and would love to speak with potentials on what interests them, what they feel they are capable of, and so on.
I believe strongly in open source, so I would be hoping to release as open source. The main aim of this project is (as selfish as it sounds) to teach myself and apply extreme programming, and hopefully enlighten other people along the way.
It's all freeware so I'm afraid I can't offer anything.
.NET framework 2.0 - Language is negotiable between C#, boo and vb.net (that order is my preference).
I'm looking for people who have the following:
Knowledge of extreme programming principles: test driven development, user stories, DRY, refactoring and so on.
Strong knowledge of the .NET framework
Moderate experience with design patterns
Beliefs in readable code!
Also, it would be nice if your from the UK or have good English because I wouldn't mind discussing things other Skype. That is, however, just a nice-ety!
It's just myself at the moment, so I'll give you a bit of background. I'm a 16 year old programmer from the UK with a passion for readable, organised code. I have had tendancies to over complicate code in the past, abstracting out too much etc so I'm trying to discipline myself new techniques that should make me a better programmer.
I have been programming since the age of around 12, but my strong programming really started around 14. I've been doing C# and .NET for about 1 and half years and have great interests in it. I consider myself a reasonably strong programmer, certainly around or above average for those my age.
I'm obviously contactable through this forum, but you can also catch me on Skype (depth.of.field) and MSN (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Nothing to show yet, because there is not a project yet.
currently im fininshing off (debugging) a project, but I can fit two in and then when I finish this one ill have double the time, but ive got more than enough spare time most days. Ill add you to skype now.
I'd be really gratefull if anyone would test my app before I release it to Betanews. It's an outlook app, sits on your desktop and monitors your tasks and calendar. I think I got all the bugs out the otherday but can never be to carefull.
The really cool thing is the UI is 100% customizable via XHTML and CSS...