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iPad and iPhone splash screens for web applications for all sizes
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Xpages: Fast typing – Filtering a view – a Problem, and a fix
Thu, May 24th 2012 126
Xpages: How to make onBlur() partial update play nice with users
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ITANA My Tasks: Notes Tasks with offline view, edit, delete now on OpenNTF!
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mAddressBook – A HTML5 XPage app, that works offline, to sync any address book on your server with your phone is now on OpenNTF
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Entering new values into an Xpages Combobox
Tue, Feb 15th 2011 169
mAddressBook – A HTML5 XPage app, that works offline, to sync any address book on your server with your phone is now on OpenNTF
Mon, Oct 24th 2011 166
iPad and iPhone splash screens for web applications for all sizes
Sun, Jul 8th 2012 138
XPages, Make your “Views” and datatables look nicer with some css
Wed, Jan 26th 2011 132
Xpages: Fast typing – Filtering a view – a Problem, and a fix
Thu, May 24th 2012 126
Xpages: How to make onBlur() partial update play nice with users
Mon, Feb 27th 2012 123
Another trick to get your Xpage to load faster
Thu, Oct 20th 2011 119
Xpages: Validation for a field, hopes this helps someone
Wed, Aug 25th 2010 116
Moving away from notes for email, using XWork for apps, please share your thoughts with me
Fri, Sep 7th 2012 114
Fun creating my own osgi library and adding my own custom controls to it
Tue, Dec 4th 2012 99


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Fun creating my own osgi library and adding my own custom controls to it
Tue, Dec 4th 2012 1:09p   Mark Hughes
I have spent the last week creating my own extension library and adding my viewpicklist and loading masks controls to it. I had lots up help because i was lost. So here are the steps i followed to get there. 1. Download the xsp starter kit from openntf.org 2. Watch Notesin9 number 64 by Tim Tripcony Those two steps will get you a library and how to copy an existing control into your library. Now my custom controls had css, images, and a client side js file with them. I didnt want to have to cop [read] Keywords: css database eclipse java javascript openntf xml
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Moving away from notes for email, using XWork for apps, please share your thoughts with me
Fri, Sep 7th 2012 7:18a   Mark Hughes
We are moving off notes, we are going to use sharepoint for files and portal, exchange for email, linc for im, and XWork server for apps. All of our apps are Xpages, so XWork servers make allot of sense. Outlook has plugins for Sharepoint, our ERP system, Autocad Vault, salesforce, among others, Notes does not. Having been a Notes Dev and admin for 12 years, i think i know whats its capable of. Xpages only work offline in the client, and XPINC is buggy and very slow. Something that might surpris [read] Keywords: admin ibm lotus notes xpages email exchange exchange outlook server sharepoint
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iPad and iPhone splash screens for web applications for all sizes
Sun, Jul 8th 2012 2:10p   Mark Hughes
You can find most of this documentation around the net, the only reason i repost it is to hopefully help some with the iPad landscape loading screen. first the code Once this is added you will need to add the images to your project. Here are some sample images to show you the aspect ratio of the image and the correct size for them. I tested this on the iPhone, iPhone Retina, iPad, and iPad Retina. The tricky part was the iPad landscape image is really a portrait image of a dif [read] Keywords: apple applications iphone
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Xpages: Fast typing – Filtering a view – a Problem, and a fix
Thu, May 24th 2012 7:30a   Mark Hughes
Some of you may have noticed that if you use the onKeyUp event on an xpage and do a partial refresh of a view or repeat, if you type at a quick pace it stops updating after about two characters, thus giving you an incorrect filter. At first i thought this was an Xpages issue, but after some google searches noticed it was an ajax issue. I found some code and modified it it to work in the viewpicklist custom control that i wrote.  Here is what i am now using for the view picklist control. First i [read] Keywords: xpages ajax google javascript
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Xpages: How to make onBlur() partial update play nice with users
Mon, Feb 27th 2012 7:01a   Mark Hughes
Here is the scenario… You have a text edit box, and when you leave that field (onBur) you fire a partial refresh to update some other values on the page.  Now since it is refreshed the focus of the cursor may not be where the user clicked on the form, worse – what if the user clicked a cancel button or another button?  The user will have to click it twice, once for the partial refresh and then once to fire the button. With a little help from Paul Withers i think i have found a good [read] Keywords: xpages dojo properties
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ITANA My Tasks: Notes Tasks with offline view, edit, delete now on OpenNTF!
Tue, Nov 22nd 2011 5:10a   Mark Hughes
This application allows you to view, edit, and create your Lotus Notes Tasks while offline on your iPhone and Android  device.  No mail or system templates need to be modified. Just install this on any 8.5.2 or above server in your environment and “Get Things Done”. The user mail files can be kept untouched on their original mail server. No upgrades needed!! Download here Project Link [read] Keywords: lotus notes application iphone openntf server




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mAddressBook – A HTML5 XPage app, that works offline, to sync any address book on your server with your phone is now on OpenNTF
Mon, Oct 24th 2011 9:48a   Mark Hughes
I have just released mAddressBook to OpenNTF for the new development competition.  You can sync any addressbook on your server to your phone with this application.  It works offline on iPhones and iPads and should work offline with Android as well.  There are two themes included, please let me know any comments you might have, thanks  Download [read] Keywords: application development openntf server
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Another trick to get your Xpage to load faster
Thu, Oct 20th 2011 7:10a   Mark Hughes
I HATE  twisties on views on the web!!  I like to use combo-box’s at the top to filter the results. Recently i ran into an issue getting the values for the combo-box’s.  You see, I used to just do a @DbCloumn to get the values then throw a @Unique() around that  to get my list.  And that seemed to work ok for small views, BUT in this application it had 100k documents and was taking 10-14 seconds to load the page.  I then rethought how I would get values from now on. The first [read] Keywords: apple application database
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My favorite 8.5.3 feature has a small flaw
Tue, Oct 4th 2011 9:19a   Mark Hughes
First This is one of my favorite features in 8.5.3, but there is on caveat i have found just this past weekend. When “Use Runtime Optimized CSS an JS Resources”  is checked on the XPage tab on application properties, and you have a css file that refferences an image like background-image:url(‘./test.png’) It will NOT display the image. For some reason the browser thinks the image is a css file, and not an image.  It even puts it in a css named folder.  To get around [read] Keywords: ibm application css properties
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Xpage ViewPicklist CC reaches 1000 Downloads
Thu, Sep 8th 2011 6:42a   Mark Hughes
Thanks to all who have downloaded this custom control, i hope you enjoy using it as much as i do. I submitted this control to enter the Openntf custom control contest, though i didn’t win, i am glad it has helped so many people. Please let me know if there are features that you would like to be added, or ideas about what could be changed.  Yes Dwain, i have seen your suggestions, but haven’t got to them yet. Please make sure you have the latest version, thanks again Download [read] Keywords: openntf
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View Pick-list Custom Control on OpenNTF
Tue, Aug 30th 2011 7:45a   Mark Hughes
There is a new version available that takes care of two things. 1.  The white-space on the loading mask when inserted at the top is now gone. 2.  Added new property for custom validation message on the multi-value deselect box. You can get it here . Please let me know if there are any new features or bugs that you have found, thanks and i hope you enjoy this control. [read] Keywords: openntf
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Xpage View Picklist setup video
Thu, Aug 18th 2011 7:05a   Mark Hughes
Here is a short video of how to set up the view picklist custom control.  I want to thank John Jardin for his work producing this video which shows how to set up the custom control and implement it in its basic form. Video Link to Control For a longer video you can visit notesin9.com and look for the viewpicker custom control. [read] Keywords: xpages openntf
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New ViewPickList Custom Control version on OpenNTF
Wed, Aug 17th 2011 10:51a   Mark Hughes
The changes are below, have fun and go download it! Changes Combined both of my controls into 1 database with one set of resources.  This handles refreshing of the control from a source other than itself, and now works well with Loading MAsks since they now both use the hijackpartialrefresh function. All three(ViewPicklist, Multivalue Deselect Box, and Loading Masks) controls are included but none of them rely on the others to work, so just use what you want and leave out the rest. Make s [read] Keywords: database openntf
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Xpages ViewPicklist CC now better with Multi Value Deselect Box CC
Mon, Jun 27th 2011 10:08a   Mark Hughes
Stephan Wissel suggested i add this functionality, to be able to remove items from the list without opening the picklist again.  This control can be used stand alone as well for showing multivalue fields set from other sources besides the view picklist. Thinking Dojo Dnd to reorder items might be next on the list It is included in the ViewPicklist Custom Control project on Openntf.org, so go download the new version! You can choose whether it is horizontal or vertical, text for the remove b [read] Keywords: xpages dojo openntf
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New Xpages View Picklist Custom control v1.4.1 – 8.5.3 notice – important
Fri, Jun 17th 2011 7:35a   Mark Hughes
Some new features and bug fixes have been released over the past few days, if you have downloaded this control you will want to update your databases with the latest release of this custom control before upgrading to Domino 8.5.3.  This code runs on cd5 where as anything older than 1.3.1 will not work correctly on 8.5.3. 1.4.1 Uploaded Today Added property clearSearchImg that only shows on a search bar when the view has been searched. When clicked this will clear the search variable and show t [read] Keywords: domino xpages bug css firefox
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New ViewPickList Custom Control release!
Fri, Jun 10th 2011 8:04a   Mark Hughes
I have released View Pick List Custom Control version 1.2.2 which adds 1 new feature and contains some bug fixes. 1.  You can now return a column value, a field value or the UNID of the document. 2.  Made some performance improvements for use in designer.  8.5.2 fp2 is as fast as any other component, fp1 may be a little slower. 3.  Fixed an issue when calling a SSJS Function before refresh, this has now been corrected and will return a string for a single value picker to your function whi [read] Keywords: bug openntf
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New Release of XPages Picklist Custom Control
Tue, May 31st 2011 10:30a   Mark Hughes
Added a few new features to the view picklist custom control.  Please let me know if you want more features or options, thanks Link to Project New features: 1. SSJS function parameter:   pass a function to run on the selected items. 2.  Pager Class, style the whole pager not just the parts. 3.  You can use links or buttons:  Choose either to use a link or button on the form or pop up view. 4. Multi Value Separator parameter, if left blank a comma will be used. [read] Keywords: xpages openntf
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Xpages Custom Control ViewPicklist
Mon, May 23rd 2011 9:42a   Mark Hughes
I have completed my custom control for the Xpages Custom Control contest on Openntf.org.  This is a single or multivalue viewpicklist like in the classic Notes client environment. Here is the link to the project This custom control  presents a dialog box where you can select values from a view( or view documents) to populate a field or scope. It works single or multivalue, and comes with a style sheet to make it look like the above dialog.  You have the option to configure just about anythi [read] Keywords: notes notes client xpages openntf properties
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Xpages: Making type ahead pretty, iPad like
Fri, Mar 11th 2011 6:52a   Mark Hughes
Type ahead isnt bad looking, but it doesnt have the wow factor that it could.  Here is how i make type ahead look more like an iPadish dialog. I simply add this image as a resource to the database. Then i add this to my custom style sheet to override the tundra theme.  This uses a new css3 property{ border-image} and will work on all browsers but IE.  The important css is highlighted in blue. .tundra .dijitMenu, .tundra .dijitMenuBar { margin: 0px; padding: 0px; background:transparent; bord [read] Keywords: xpages css database firefox microsoft
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Announcing XPagesCheatsheet.com! David Leedy comes through again for the Lotus Community
Mon, Feb 21st 2011 6:24a   Mark Hughes
David Leedy has come through one more time for the Lotus community, he has now launched XPagesCheatsheet.com which will provide not only the printable cheat-sheet, but also a downloadable demo database.  This db includes some great examples, including how to do a multiple select of items from a repeat control. Also check out Notesin9.com if you have not previously, great content with an easy to learn  atmosphere. [read] Keywords: lotus community database
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Entering new values into an Xpages Combobox
Tue, Feb 15th 2011 8:04a   Mark Hughes
This is actually very simple to do. Step 1.  Create a standard combobox on an xpage. Step 2.  Create values for that combobox. Step 3.  On the dojo property panel set the dojotype to dijit.form.ComboBox. Now you are finished, you will have drop down capabilities as well as type ahead and you can type in a new value as well. Have fun. [read] Keywords: xpages dojo
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XPages, Make your “Views” and datatables look nicer with some css
Wed, Jan 26th 2011 2:47p   Mark Hughes
A while back i wrote about how to make alternate row colors in a datatable or xpages view.  I discovered that alternate row colors in a datatable was one of the bigger advantages over a standard repeat, just slightly less customizable.  Now i have another – Column Classes.  This is the same type attribute as rowclasses that i use for alternate row colors but it deals with columns instead. So i had a datatable that had 5 columns next to each other which all contained numbers.  I wan [read] Keywords: xpages css properties
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Styling the Xpages pager
Thu, Jan 13th 2011 9:10a   Mark Hughes
Lets face it, the default pager on an XPage is not all that attractive, especially when apps are looking like they do on an iPad or iPhone.  So i came up with an iPad inspired pager as an example of how you can customize the appearance of this element. The first thing you need to do is change the pager type to custom.  Then add some elements to the custom pager. Once you have the elements like(previous, next), then in the Outline, go to each element and add a style.  For my ipad exampl [read] Keywords: xpages css iphone mobile
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New Blog and hopefully allot more content to follow
Thu, Jan 13th 2011 7:09a   Mark Hughes
I haven’t blogged much since last October, i hope to change that.  I moved everything over to this new site because the url is one i can actually remember.  I plan on blogging more about X-Pages and how to utilize them in a mobile environment.  Let me know if thier is anything in particulaur you would like to know about. [read] Keywords: lotus blogging mobile
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Am I 1 in a million? 1 in 500,000? How many Lotus Notes Admins and Developers are in Houston?
Thu, Oct 21st 2010 9:45a   Mark Hughes
Just curious about this, I only know of two others here in the Houston area, John Turnbow, and Paul T. Calhoun. nbsp;Anyone work in this area? nbsp;Any desire for a community meeting? nbsp;I had lunch with Paul last month and it was great to meet someone local that understood what i was talking about.div class="blogger-post-footer"img width='1' height='1' src='https://blogger.googleusercontent.com/tracker/6352307746989352562-5396887776085279860?l=dominoextnd.blogspot.com' alt='' //div [read] Keywords: lotus notes blogger community
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Am I 1 in a million? 1 in 500,000? How many Lotus Notes Admins and Developers are in Houston?
Thu, Oct 21st 2010 7:33a   Mark Hughes
Just curious about this, I only know of two others here in the Houston area, John Turnbow, and Paul T. Calhoun. Anyone work in this area? Any desire for a community meeting? I had lunch with Paul last month and it was great to meet someone local that understood what i was talking about. [read] Keywords: lotus notes community
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I need some Beta Testers for ITANA v4, anyone interested?
Wed, Sep 15th 2010 1:39p   Mark Hughes
I am having a few issues with my new version of ITANA and i need some beta testers who would be willing to help me debug some of the issues. If you are interested and have Domino 8.5.2,  please let me know, thanks markthughes@gmail.com [read] Keywords: domino mobile
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I need some Beta Testers for ITANA v4, anyone interested?
Wed, Sep 15th 2010 9:47a   Mark Hughes
I am having a few issues with my new version of ITANA and i need some beta testers who would be willing to help me debug some of the issues. If you are interested please let me know, thanksdiv class="blogger-post-footer"img width='1' height='1' src='https://blogger.googleusercontent.com/tracker/6352307746989352562-8232511552829743053?l=dominoextnd.blogspot.com' alt='' //div [read] Keywords: blogger
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Do you want to take your Xpage applications offline? Please help me get Xpage support in DOLS
Tue, Sep 14th 2010 2:45p   Mark Hughes
Would you like to take your xpages offline, easily, while keeping the domino security model intact? And when the user connects back online it would replicate back to the server? I know you can do this with the notes client today, but why should you have to install a Notes client and have all the GUI options available to users if you are trying to only deploy a single application? ISV’s and some other companies need this option so that they can deploy applications to partners or customers [read] Keywords: domino ibm notes notes client xpages application applications idea jam ideajam ideajam.net javascript mobile security server
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Do you want to take your Xpage applications offline? Please help me get Xpage support in DOLS
Tue, Sep 14th 2010 10:51a   Mark Hughes
Would you like to take your xpages offline, easily, while keeping the domino security model intact? nbsp;And when the usernbsp;connectsnbsp;back online it would replicate back to the server?br /br /I know you can do this with the notes client today, but why should you have to install a Notes client and have all the GUI options available to users if you are trying to only deploy a single application? nbsp;ISV's and some other companies need this option so that they can deploy applications to par [read] Keywords: domino ibm notes notes client xpages application applications blogger idea jam ideajam ideajam.net javascript security server
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I need help Sametime Experts, 8.5.1 questions inside
Mon, Sep 13th 2010 9:27a   Mark Hughes
1st question is can you install Sametime 8.5.1 on an 8.5.2 server?divbr //divdivIf you can what is the correct download from passport advantage for the simple 1 server version of sametime, not the 3 server + websphere version?/divdiv class="blogger-post-footer"img width='1' height='1' src='https://blogger.googleusercontent.com/tracker/6352307746989352562-2227783466194247325?l=dominoextnd.blogspot.com' alt='' //div [read] Keywords: sametime blogger server websphere
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I need help Sametime Experts, 8.5.1 questions inside
Mon, Sep 13th 2010 7:18a   Mark Hughes
1st question is can you install Sametime 8.5.1 on an 8.5.2 server? If you can what is the correct download from passport advantage for the simple 1 server version of sametime, not the 3 server + websphere version? [read] Keywords: sametime server websphere
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Warning 8.5.2 SMTP spike psossible, 100% cpu usage and no mail routing
Sat, Aug 28th 2010 6:05p   Mark Hughes
Hotfix will be available Monday. nbsp;It may have something to do with your spam gateway device. nbsp;We use Ironmail. nbsp;This cant be good.....div class="blogger-post-footer"img width='1' height='1' src='https://blogger.googleusercontent.com/tracker/6352307746989352562-4390905369472131244?l=dominoextnd.blogspot.com' alt='' //div [read] Keywords: blogger smtp
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Warning 8.5.2 SMTP spike psossible, 100% cpu usage and no mail routing
Sat, Aug 28th 2010 3:59p   Mark Hughes
Hotfix will be available Monday. It may have something to do with your spam gateway device. We use Ironmail. This cant be good….. [read] Keywords: smtp
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Xpages: Validation for a field, hopes this helps someone
Wed, Aug 25th 2010 4:34p   Mark Hughes
Today i needed to do some validation on an Xpages form. nbsp;What thenbsp;scenarionbsp;was i had a field, it had typeahead enabled on an Xpage. nbsp;This view has 6000 documents so a combo box was out of the question. nbsp;I didnt really want to do anbsp;pick listnbsp;either since most people know the number they want in the first place. nbsp;But i needed a way to figure outnbsp;nbsp;if the value in the field existed in the view. br /br /So i looked at adding a custom validator, couldn't seem t [read] Keywords: dblookup xpages apple applications blogger wiki
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Xpages: Validation for a field, hopes this helps someone
Wed, Aug 25th 2010 2:27p   Mark Hughes
Today i needed to do some validation on an Xpages form. The scenario I had a field, it had typeahead enabled on an Xpage.  This view has 6000 documents so a combo box was out of the question.  I didnt really want to do a pick list either since most people know the number they want in the first place.  But i needed a way to figure out  if the value in the field existed in the view. So i looked at adding a custom validator, couldn’t seem to make that work.  So i looked on the wiki [read] Keywords: dblookup xpages applications wiki
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Video: My Tasks (ITANA) V4.0 for iPhone and Android delivers offline read/write via HTML5 and IBM Lotus Domino 8.5.2 XPages
Mon, Aug 23rd 2010 4:47p   Mark Hughes
ITANA V4.0 has been completely rewritten to work offline for editing and adding tasks. As a great side benefit, ITANA opens quickly(sub 2 seconds) and moving between tasks is very very fast(sub second). Since this update requires Domino 8.5.2(for the cache manifest), it will be released shortly after it is available later this month. Please let me know what you think [read] Keywords: domino ibm lotus xpages apple application iphone
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Video: My Tasks (ITANA) V4.0 for iPhone and Android delivers offline read/write via HTML5 and IBM Lotus Domino 8.5.2 XPages
Mon, Aug 23rd 2010 12:53p   Mark Hughes
span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial; font-size: small;"span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: 13px;"br //span/spanbr /div class="post-header-line-1" style="background-attachment: initial; background-clip: initial; background-color: transparent; background-image: initial; background-origin: initial; color: #333333; font-family: Verdana, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; margin-bottom: 5px; margin-left: 0px; margin-right: 0px; margin-top: 0px;"span class="post- [read] Keywords: domino ibm lotus xpages apple application blogger iphone
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My Tasks (ITANA) V4.0 for iPhone and Android delivers offline read/write via HTML5 and IBM Lotus Domino 8.5.2 XPages
Thu, Aug 12th 2010 2:58p   Mark Hughes
ITANA V4.0 has been completely rewritten to work offline for editing and adding tasks. As a great side benefit, ITANA opens quickly(sub 2 seconds) and moving between tasks is very very fast(sub second). Here are a few screen shots, notice that they were taken from airplane mode(offline for you non iPhone users). Since this update requires Domino 8.5.2(for the cache manifest), it will be released shortly after it is available later this month. Video will be posted in the next few days. Pleas [read] Keywords: domino ibm lotus xpages apple iphone
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My Tasks (ITANA) V4.0 for iPhone and Android delivers offline read/write via HTML5 and IBM Lotus Domino 8.5.2 XPages
Thu, Aug 12th 2010 11:17a   Mark Hughes
span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial; font-size: small;"span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: 13px;"span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: 'Times New Roman'; font-size: medium;"ITANA V4.0 has beennbsp;completelynbsp;rewrittennbsp;to work offline for editing and adding tasks. nbsp;As a great sidenbsp;benefit, ITANA opens quickly(sub 2 seconds) andnbsp;movingnbsp;between tasks is very very fast(sub second). nbsp;Here are a few screen shots, not [read] Keywords: domino ibm lotus xpages apple blogger iphone
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xpages: In an effort to make mass emails from IBM less sucky looking
Thu, Jul 22nd 2010 2:08p   Mark Hughes
Since i complained about how bad the IBM emails from supoort looked, i decided to make an easy way for people to create html emails. I created a simple xpages application where you paste in your html(may i suggest something based on OneUI) into a field, preview it, and then send it to yourself as an html email( so you can then forward it to whoever), It took 30 minutes. Here is the form, i copied the source html from planet lotus and pasted into the html field. Of course not all images are ful [read] Keywords: ibm lotus xpages apple application database email javascript planet lotus xml




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