04 marzo 2007

Why Excel opens inside IE window?

When you click to an Excel file on the web you may have experienced different behavious: sometimes Excel opens inside Internet Explorer and sometimes in a new Excel Window.

I found a usefull tip in Microsoft Excel blog to understand why this happends and how to ensure it allways works as expected: http://blogs.msdn.com/excel/archive/2006/09/26/771221.aspx.

20 febrero 2007

BlogOriol Vista SlideBar Gadget

I'm proud to announce the first beta realease of BlogOriol Vista SlideBar Gadget. This gadget shows the last posts headlines, and links to the whole content, in the Vista SlideBar.

Click here to download it.

Hope you enjoy it!

31 enero 2007

Excel 2007 does not support synchronization with Sharepoint lists

There is a loose of functionality when you move from Excel 2003 to Excel 2007. The later can not synchronize with Sharepoint lists, as the predecessor could do. This behaviour is by design, as you can see en this Microsoft KB Article: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/930006/en-us. The workaround suggested is creating a macro and keeping the file to be synchronized in 2003 format.

29 enero 2007

How to develop both accessible and outstanding-looking websites

More and more customers are asking us for developing accessible websites, or or updating existing ones. In most cases they ask to complain WAI standards (http://www.w3.org/WAI/).

Designing a WAI compliant website (even at the lowest level of the standard) with a nice-looking appearance is complex and expensive.

However I have just discovered another approach, at www.gartner.com. Gartner has a secondary accessible website and therefore the main site can still use all the user experience resources available. Great idea!