10 FREE, highly useful, tools for web developers

Over the years I have found many useful free tools to help me in my job as a Web Developer. In this post, I share 10 of my favourite free tools with you so you can get the benefit of them too.

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How to style the Google maps popup infowindow

One of my readers has asked to show them how they can style the popup infowindow on a google map. This post gives you a basic example of this. This is notoriously tricky, but I think I have simplified it for you.

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Dynamic placeholder images

I found this and thought it would be really useful, especially for designers or people mocking up sites. If you ever need a placeholder image, you don’t need to create one, you can just use this url with the size of placeholder image you want:

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LINQPad

I recently came across this fantastic resource. It is called LINQPad. You can use it to test any C#, F# or VB snippet or program. You can even use it to query databases in LINQ or SQL. It's ideal if you find some code on the internet that you want to quickly…

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I don't have bad days... I choose not to.

This is one of the most important things I've learned in my whole career. It really does have the power to change your life.

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Intercepting content and member save events in Umbraco

In Umbraco, you may want to perform certain actions when a content item or member is being saved or created. This post shows you how to do that. This is relevant for Umbraco projects that use MVC.

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Manage your workload and productivity in one place with Trello

Trello is a fantastic tool for managing your workload in one place. You can use it record your ideas and track those ideas through a process as they develop into real actions.

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How to get the file path of a media item in umbraco

This post shows you how to get the file path of the item so you can use it for the src of an image or as a link to a document.

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Search all of the best FREE stock images in one place

This post gives you a list of the of the best sites for getting free stock images. Within the sites, almost all of the photographs are free from copyright restriction and are licensed under creative commons public domain dedication (CC0 1.0).

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Get a flat list of exception and inner exception error messages

Debugging errors can be difficult, especially when you need to see the errors inside the errors. This post shows you how you can get all errors as a collection of errors rather than them being hidden inside other errors. You can create an extension method like…

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