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Web tools that can save you days of workpublished on 5/18/2008 10:35 AMOne of my primary positions is currently in building and maintaining our web pages. The original system I built was using plain asp.net 2.0. But we didn't plan on just how much the project would grow and the requirements with that. So the lack of flexibility made us take the jump into DotNetNuke. It was more work than planed but now 30 modules and 20 web sites later I feel it was well worth it. It's nice to have a system that our customers can change and expand as they want. Some really utilize this and changes their webpage daily with new promotions and news. Something that we had to get involved with and do for them before.
Helping our customers get up to speed usually ends up on my table and I'm surprise as how few people actually knows about a few critical web tools.
The most important one that I simply can't live without anymore is
One of the more annoying bugs I found in IE was the question why I had a small gap below an image. Well after a lot of digging it turned out to be a single left space before a </td> tag as in "> </td>". Apparently Microsoft thinks encoding spaces as is too difficult and instead uses the space if there is one.
Still even with these tools you can and will run into very annoying issues and down right bugs so the last 'tool' is patience, lots and lots of patience.