Friday, March 20, 2009

Internet Explorer 8 - IE8

Internet Explorer 8 is officially released. Would be downloading it and test all the web application on it. Wonder how many application will be broken?

Monday, March 16, 2009

WebSphere Portlet Factory Fixpack for Portlet Factory v6.1.2

WebSphere Portlet Factory Fixpack for Portlet Factory v6.1.2 is out. Get the update at IBM update site here.

Thursday, March 05, 2009

Learning XPages By Declan Lynch

Head over to Learning XPages By Declan Lynch site. Looks like a great place to pick up XPages in Lotus Domino 8.5.

Wednesday, March 04, 2009

Adding portlet into People Palette or Content Palette page in WebSphere Portal 6.1

I want to add the Sametime Contact List portlet into the People Palette page in WebSphere Portal 6.1. First thing you will notice is that the page design is lock so you cannot add in any extra portlet. So unlock the portlet area to put additional portlet.

After putting in the Sametime Contact List portlet, I tried to view the People Palette but it is not showing. On IBM support page - Theme does not allow the addition of portlets to flyouts. This is a solution for Portal 6.0. The people finder portlet in the page is automatically maximise thus any additional portlet is hidden. If you restore the people finder portlet, you can see the portlet that is added.

In WPS 6.1, you cannot use the fix from the list. The fix can be done at the theme page, flyout.jspf. On the line

<portal-navigation:urlGeneration contentNode='ibm.portal.People Palette' layoutNode='ibm.portal.People Palette Control' newWindow='true' portletWindowState='Maximized'>

You can remove the portletWindowState='Maximized'. This will show the portlets in default state. Thus when open the people palette page it can show multiple portlets immediately.

This also applies to the Content Palette page.

<portal-navigation:urlGeneration contentNode='ibm.portal.Content Palette' layoutNode='ibm.portal.Content Palette Control' newWindow='true' portletWindowState='Maximized'>

Monday, March 02, 2009

The 5 Most Under-Used HTML Tags

Sitepoint highlighted 5 most underused HTML Tags, <label>, <fieldset> <legend>, <optgroup>, <dl> <dt> <dd> and <q> <cite>.
Personally, I do use <fieldset> <legend> and <optgroup>. Click here to view the full article.