Monday, March 26, 2007

Spyware ?

I got an interesting situation recently:
I tried to start-up the default site on the IIS and it exited with error - another process is listening on that port (or something like that). The point is that some program was already listening on port 80 before I start-up the IIS.
A very surprising for me, because the Apache is running on another linux machine and has nothing to do with the IIS.
Fortunately there is a very very useful program called TcpView which actually does exactly the same as the command line: netstat -anb but in graphical interface.
So, what is the surprice:

Somebody, pleas tell me what does the SKYPE needs a port 80 and 443 for ???

Friday, March 23, 2007

New to development ?

Just want to share with you a great resources for newbies:


Recently I was asked by a friend of mines whether I know a free WYSIWYG editor .NET component.
By that time I did not.
Just a quick googling offered me few choices that I think are quire good examples:

Hope you like it!

Tuesday, March 6, 2007

Flash objects and z-index

Recently I was working on a rich-media project and I got some issues.
I had problem when I was trying to combine DHTML, layers, LightBox library and FLASH object on a single page.
The problem is that the FLASH object always stays on the top of all layers, regardless the stacking (z-index). This problem is also described in Adobe (former Mactomedia) tech-note.
The only solution (described in the same tech-note) is to use the "WMODE" parameter for the flash EMBED / OBJECT and make the FLASH movie transparent. Well, if the flash movie is not designed to be transparent, it will not be. But now, when we have successfully set the wmode = "transparent" the stacking of the layers works just fine.
OK, good. Now it comes another issue: what happens if the FLASH object is automatically generated Banner that comes from a banner rotating system ? Luckily I am using the phpAdsNew, and they provide option at the banner properties to make the Flash banner transparent.
Thanks goes for