Sitefinity: How to use an HTML editor in a custom widget designer

Sam Rueby Sitefinity, Software Development, Web Development 2 Comments

It constantly shocks me that Telerik makes all of these fancy widgets and form controls but they’re somehow not painfully-easy to implement when creating custom widget designers. Even when using Telerik’s Visual Studio plugin Sitefinity Thunder, it’s not a simple point-and-click to use an HTML editor for a widget property. Well I need these widgets I create to be as …

Visual Studio Extension to Compile Sass

Sam Rueby CSS, Uncategorized, Web Development 29 Comments

I’m very excited to have written my first Visual Studio Extension. Prior to this, my team and I heavily relied on Web Essentials 2013. It was somewhat clunky: it compiles simple Sass¬†files very well. However, we kept running into a few issues: It wasn’t always up to date with the latest version of Sass, making it difficult to use mixin …

How to Activate Your MSDN Pluralsight Benefit

Sam Rueby .NET Tips, Software Development 2 Comments

I found it pretty un-Googleable to figure out how to get your recently-announced Pluralsight subscription through your MSDN subscription. (I had to watch a video to get the details). My mistake was going to Pluralsight’s site first, expecting a link here, or on MSDN’s home page. Here’s what there’s actually to know. It’s not a free subscription (I thought it …