Using CSS sprites is one of the known methods for improving performance of a website. By minimizing the number of requests the web pages load faster. Creating sprites manually is quite difficult: you not only have to put the sprite together but have to manually create the stylesheet to actually use the sprite as well. Imtech SpriteGenerator simplifies working with by generating a sprite out of a directory with images and creating a CSS for all the pieces as well.
Recently, while working on a new tool for converting XML files using XSLT I have noticed something odd: Visual Studio (VS) 2008 wouldn’t display the contents of the converted XML files!
Via Roger Johansson: Web Accessibility Initiative (WAI) has been working on the new version of the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) for a couple of years now. Just recently the WCAG 2.0 version has advanced to the W3C Proposed Recommendation status. To simplify the migration process WAI has posted some documentation. Check out Roger’s article Going from WCAG 1.0 to WCAG 2.0 for more information.
Today, while working on a brand new SharePoint Web Content Management (WCM) solution, I’ve faced quite a challenge: I needed to provision a Content Query Web Part (CQWP) which would query subsites of the current site using a custom Site Definition. Each time user would create a site using that Site Definition, he would get on the home page an aggregation of the content from all underlying sites. It’s more challenging than it sounds and you won’t know it unless you had to do it yourself once.
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