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Pete Brown writes on a variety of topics from XAML with the Windows Runtime (WinRT), .NET programming using C#, WPF, Microcontroller programming with .NET Microframework, .NET Gadgeteer, Windows on Devices, and even plain old C, to raising two children in the suburbs of Maryland, woodworking, CNC and generally "making physical stuff". Oh, and Pete loves retro technology, especially Commodore (C64 and C128). If the content interests you, please subscribe using the subscription link to the right of every page.

Archive for tag: Umbraco

  • My site migration to Windows Azure Web Sites

    In this post, I'll cover the migration of this web site from a long history of local hosting to Widows Azure Web Sites. I've had my own personal domains (GroupLynx.com followed by irritatedvowel.com followed by 10rem.net) since the mid 90s. Early on, I used regular hosts. I've run my personal website out of a succession of servers in my basement for at least a decade. It used to b...

  • New Channel 9 Video: Mime Cloud, Umbraco, WPF, Silverlight and Windows Phone 7

    Content management of images, especially in publication scenarios where multiple crops and sizes of one image must all be available and associated together, is not a simple problem to solve. At Mix10, I caught up with Pete Miller from Conde Nast Digital and Alex Norcliffe from Xeed. (Alex is also on the Umbraco core project team.) We talked about the challenges around content m...

  • New Channel 9 Video: The Umbraco Core Team

    Earlier this year, I created a new version of my site using Umbraco, and ported my old community server blog over to it. If you're reading on my site now, you're reading this on an umbraco-based blog. I'm still working on porting my main site (wallpaper, hobbies etc.) to the new platform, but the site came out well. While working with Umbraco, I was thoroughly impressed with the simplici...

  • jQuery to the Rescue: Changing style and target for all external links on my site

    The editor (or some other code) in umbraco does a few things I strongly dislike. One of them is removing the target="_blank" from url's I add. I like all external urls to open in a new window so the visitor doesn't forget about my site. I'd add it back into the html and the editor would strip it back out again. Annoying. I've never written a line of jQuery before, but tonight, with so...

  • Getting ready to relaunch my site on Umbraco CMS

    December is a relatively quiet time at Microsoft, and despite having a bunch of content work to complete, and several chapters to go in my Silverlight 4 book, I felt it would be a good time to give my site a real overhaul. My old site was fractured into two main parts: the legacy asp.net site that had all my pre-blog content, as well as some games, and a bunch of pretty popular desktop wallpap...