Generating thumbnail images for PDFs in Umbraco

Thursday, April 18, 2013 by David Conlisk

How to create thumbnail images for PDFs uploaded to the media section in Umbraco using GhostscriptSharp.

Intellisense for Umbraco tags in your User Controls in Visual Studio

Wednesday, April 17, 2013 by David Conlisk

A quick post showing you how to get intellisense for your Umbraco tags in your user controls in Visual Studio.

How to install Umbraco from scratch using nuget in Visual Studio

Tuesday, February 05, 2013 by David Conlisk

I was having some trouble working out how to install Umbraco in a clean, new visual studio project. Here's how to do it.

24 Days In Umbraco Christmas Calendar

Sunday, December 02, 2012 by David Conlisk

I was asked to contribute to the 24 Days in Umbraco Christmas Calendar 2012. I made a short screencast about one of my favourite Umbraco packages, DocTypeMixins.

How to control the page orientations in your iOS PhoneGap application part 2

Sunday, July 29, 2012 by David Conlisk

In my last post I described a way to prevent the orientation of certain pages in your PhoneGap application from changing with your iOS device's physical orientation. But you also need to correct the orientation when the page changes, so I'll show you how to do that here.

How to control the page orientations in your iOS PhoneGap application

Thursday, July 26, 2012 by David Conlisk

I wanted to allow landscape orientation in a single page in my PhoneGap application for the iPhone. After a number of hours, here's how I managed it.

My thoughts on Umbraco after Codegarden 2012

Sunday, June 17, 2012 by David Conlisk

At Codegarden 2012, Neils Hartvig annouced that the upcoming version 5 of Umbraco was being dropped. Here are my thoughts on the matter.

Using Gmail to send emails from your Umbraco site with Google 2 step verification enabled

Monday, May 21, 2012 by David Conlisk

Here's a short post on how to use Gmail as your SMTP server for your Umbraco site, when you have enabled Google's 2-step verification security in your email account.

Setting up an Umbraco 5 site on a new Amazon EC2 instance

Thursday, May 17, 2012 by David Conlisk

At the moment, you can get a free instance of Windows on Amazon EC2 for free for a year using their Free Usage Tier. This means you can have a Windows server in the cloud with full remote desktop access, for free. So I decided it was high time I had a go at installing Umbraco in the cloud. Here are a couple of things you might find useful if you decide to try it for yourself.

Migrating your Umbraco 5 site from SQL CE to SQL 2008

Saturday, February 11, 2012 by David Conlisk

It's easy to migrate your Umbraco 5 data from SQL CE to SQL Server 2008 using Microsoft's WebMatrix tool. I'll show you how.