XSLT tip of the day : Easily add whitespace in your XSLT without CDATA

You can either use <xsl:text disable-output-escaping="yes"> </xsl:text> or since &nbsp; (like any other html entities) is not allowed


CSS Tip : improve the quality of your virtually resized pictures in IE

We are all used to client putting wallpaper size images and resizing on the fly with width and height properties. In IE, it will look horrible unless you apply this little css property

img {-ms-interpolation-mode: bicubic;}

Your pictures now have a nice anti-aliasing effect that will smooth that harsh resizing.

CSS Tip of the day : Cross browser transparency

  /* IE 8 */
  -ms-filter: "progid:DXImageTransform.Microsoft.Alpha(Opacity=50)";

  /* IE 5-7 */
  filter: alpha(opacity=50);

  /* Netscape */
  -moz-opacity: 0.5;

  /* Safari 1.x */
  -khtml-opacity: 0.5;

  /* Any compliant browsers */
  opacity: 0.5;


Quick tip : How to write emails to a local directory rather than sending them through a mail server.

Replace your existing mail configuration with the config below:



   <smtp deliveryMethod=”SpecifiedPickupDirectory“>

    <specifiedPickupDirectory pickupDirectoryLocation=”c:incoming” />




When you send a mail using the built in .NET classes, a *.eml file will be created in the directory you specify. You can then view the email by simply opening the file.