QuickerSite is available on GitHub as from 2020.
You may want to star, fork, follow, download and/or contribute to the project over there. Thank you!
Ever since the release of QuickerSite 4, QS customers can use www.jstemplates.com to create good looking and responsive web templates for QuickerSite. One of the major concerns when using JSTemplates, was the inability to re-upload a previously generated design (zip file).
This problem has been solved. You can now upload a previously downloaded zip file by clicking the “Load Sample” button, as shown in the video below.
One tiny thing to keep in mind: You can only re-upload zip files that were exported today 28/08/2013 (and from now on). If you need to upload older templates, you’ll have to redo them manually, export them, and from then on, you can upload them for further fine-tuning.
Last year he was not heavy enough to keep the knives going. Now he is :)
Today I installed the free Webmatrix 3 preview. Webmatrix 2 stopped working on my PC a while ago, but after I uninstalled all its components, Webmatrix 3 now works fine.
The interface is getting better! And you can install nice extensions. I installed the iPad and iPhone simulator (yes, Webmatrix is a MS product!). No sign of a Surface simulator :)
This is pretty good, as you can now preview applications on iPads and iPhones. It saves a lot of time and money. The simulator simulates viewports. As far as I can judge, they are very accurate! Check out the video, where I demo a sample of JSTemplates.com on the pre-release of QuickerSite 4.
Remember the days we used tables for designing websites? Those were the days.... I used tables for basically all websites and applications I did until let's say 5 years ago.
Check out this table-driven layout. It 100% validates as HTML 4.01 Transitional. What is more important though: it's only 2KB! No scripting, no heavy CSS. 2KB. And 100% compatible with ALL browsers, from IE4 to IE10, and all browsers we saw coming and going in between. Nobody can do this with divs, except with MAJOR scripting and heavy CSS, if at all it is possible. Especially stretching the divs to the bottom of the page is impossible without major CSS hacking. And it would fail on older browsers, like IE6. Check it out on http://netrenderer.com! My table driven layout renders 100% pixel perfect on all IE versions. Try that with a div-based layout.
In order to duplicate this table-driven example with divs, you have to search for the Holy Grail. Don't laugh. Because that's what designers call it. The Holy Grail! Are you kidding me? It took me 5 minutes to setup my own Holy Grail. Holy Grail my a...
I'm getting old. But why do some people want to reinvent the wheel year after year?
Classic ASP applications, with pure table driven layouts. THOSE are my Holy Grail :)
Before you die from laughing, have a look at this QuickerSite. I used my table design for this site. Apart from the fact it's ugly and incomplete, it DOES work. And it will always do, no matter which browser you use. Check out the QS template here.
Sometimes I miss those days. Things were easy and simple back then... Ooooh yeah, I'm really getting old!
I'm proud to release my new baby today: http://jstemplates.com. I hope this thing can grow up to something very exciting in the next few months. Have fun with it!
I woke up this morning and took some pictures. I love this weather, so does my son. We spent an hour this morning cleaning the drive. Fantastic!
For more than 7 years, this Dell Poweredge SC1425 rackserver has been hosting 100's of QuickerSites. In the glory days, it hosted 1200+ QuickerSites. I also developed QuickerSite on it. It did a very good job. Now it's retiring. I moved all sites to a cloud hosting last month.
Some specs of the server:
It costed me € 930 back in 2005 and all these years it was located in a datacenter of Combell, Belgium's biggest hosting company.
I don't know what to do with it, other than dump it. Now that I'm thinking of it: my son can use it when he is building his mountain bike trails in our garden. He can do nice jumps with it I think.
Or maybe I better keep it so it can go to the QuickerSite Museum sooner or later!
This is a picture of Leuven on a cloudy Saturday. This is the city I lived in for about 25 years, and I still go to every time my wife is in a shopping mood. I like this place. If you ever plan a trip to Belgium, make sure to visit Leuven.
I read about it on the IIS-forums, but it’s official now: classic ASP is fully supported on Windows 2012 Servers (IIS8). That includes the use of Access/SQL Server databases and all the built-in components I - as a classic ASP developer - have been using for years (CDOSYS, HTTPRequests, Filesystemobject, etc)
I have setup QuickerSite on 2 beta Windows 2012 shared hosting accounts. All I have with them is an FTP account. I have no direct access to IIS8, but I didn’t have to:
I think this is very good news. This means that we now can develop ASP applications on:
It looks like Microsoft is silently extending the lifetime of classic ASP with at least 5-6 years, without explicitly mentioning it though. Everything in IIS7 and IIS8 is about ASP.NET. But we -classic ASP developers - are not thrown out like garbage. I think I would like to thank MS for that. Not sure though. MS should never have abandoned the development of classic ASP/VBScript, as it was a very nice toolbox for small-to-medium websites and projects.
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