DevOps Monkey Goodness

Monthly archives for March, 2010

IIS7 Reports Directory Error 503

IIS7 Reports Directory Error 503

I came across an interesting problem today whilst working on a new build IIS7 server with SQL Server 2008 reporting services.  No matter what I tried navigating to the reports directory resulted in a: HTTP Error 503. The service is unavailable. After working through a few tests like putting a basic aspx file in the […]

CSS Resources and CSS Tips & Tri...

CSS Resources and CSS Tips & Tricks

I’m not really a “CSS person” but as a contract freelancer I have to get stuck in with everything sometimes! This is just my personal list of CSS resources that I like to refer back to when I get stuck: 47 CSS Tips and Tricks – A really nice list of useful everyday tips http://www.instantshift.com/2010/03/15/47-css-tips-tricks-to-take-your-site-to-the-next-level/ […]

Asp.Net MVC 2 Refactoring With LabelF...

Asp.Net MVC 2 Refactoring With LabelFor and TextBoxFor

In Asp.Net MVC 1 you might have been creating HTML labels and text boxes by doing something like: Asp.Net MVC 1 Style: <div class="searchForm">  <label for="ClientName">Name:</label><%=Html.TextBox("ClientName",   Model.ClientName, new { @class = "bigInput" })%>  </div> Nothing wrong with doing this but in Asp.Net MVC 2 there are some additional helpers: LabelFor and TextBoxFor (there’s others but […]

WSPBuilder error: Could not load type...

WSPBuilder error: Could not load type – Sharepoint

I’ve just started to use Sharepoint 2007 and must say it’s a powerful product but on first attempts at customisation etc it’s quite painful, hopefully this will ease! Using WSPBuilder is an absolute must to to get you back into Visual Studio.  Anyway today I got stuck with a WSPBuilder “Could not load type” error […]