desalasworks presents:

a selection of works by steven de salas

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MBTA mTicket

Mobile, UI, Web Applications

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Markit Commission Manager

Web Applications

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Pepsi Project Refresh

Branding, UI, Web Applications

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Barclays Private Equity

CMS, Websites

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Imperial College Service Desk

Web Applications

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Markit Environmental Registry

UI, Web Applications, Websites

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Barclays PEDM Application

Intranet, Web Applications

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Nandos’ Intranet

CMS, Intranet

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UTAS Network Monitor

Web Applications

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Redbang.com

Websites

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Articles

25 Techniques for Javascript Performance Optimization

February 21, 2012Code, UI

These are some the techniques I use for enhancing the performance of JavaScript, they have mostly been collected over various years of experience using the language for improved responsiveness of websites and web applications.

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Object-Oriented JavaScript Inheritance

September 29, 2011Code, UI

This is simple but crucial stuff in JavaScript. Its easy to forget how to do object-oriented inheritance from scratch when you are dealing with several JS frameworks and each of them has pre-built methods that support this functionality in a slightly different way.

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How to obtain SOAP Request body in C# Web Services

May 21, 2011Code

Microsoft left something out when designing web services, fortunately there is a nifty way to obtain the original SOAP request within a C# web service.

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SQL XML Performance in High-Volume Databases

May 12, 2011Code

XML may be a drag, but you can use it within SQL to turn your database server into a high-performance love machine.

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Mar5

Faster Web Applications with Indexed Views

Code, Web Applications

A short introduction into 'Indexed Views', a really handy performance-improvement tool available in SQL Server.

Oct28

AJAX database access in C# – The simple way

Code

Today, I’m going to throw the Microsoft textbook out the window and show you a really easy way to get your database records into a JavaScript application. Minimal hassle – maximum bang for your buck. First, I’m assuming you chose a JavaScript framework such as Ext JS, Dojo, Yahoo UI, JQuery or any other fine […]

Oct20

iPhone & Mobile Support

Mobile

Desalasworks has been released (v1.2) and now comes ready with iPhone and Blackberry support thanks to WP-Touch a very nifty wordpress plugin. You can try it out by visiting http://desalasworks.com on your favourite mobile platform.

Sep15

5 tricks to sex-up your design

Graphic Design

Throughout the course of designing graphics for web interfaces I learnt a few tricks to improve the look of a screen-based image. Here are a few of my favourites: 1. The “Grain and Lightbeam” This effect takes advantage of the tendency for the human eye to always see plain colours in terms of grain and […]

Jan19

Secure HTTP in IIS with SelfSSL

Code

A quick guide that shows you how to setup https functionality under IIS using Micrsosoft SelfSSL.exe utility.

Nov1

Logging SOAP Messages In .NET

Code

C# Web Services provide an easy interface to incoming SOAP data because the SOAP message has already been deserialised at the entry point of a WebMethod. The downside is that sometimes you’ll need to have access to the full SOAP request: body, headers and everything for tasks such as diagnosing any errors (which message broke […]

Other Work

3G Photography

Graphic Design, Websites

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WordPress Compression Plugin

CMS, Code

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Segresco Cards

Graphic Design, Print

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EIC Trading

Graphic Design, Websites

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HTML5 Databases on iPhone

Code, Mobile

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Even More Work

The TOTE

E-Commerce, Websites

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Imperial College PC Shop

Web Applications

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Sdesalas.com

CMS, Websites

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Nandos’ End of Day Uploads

Web Applications

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Claritii Brand Identity

Graphic Design, Print

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Athena’s on the Pier

Graphic Design, Websites

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ESPA Online Checkout

CMS, E-Commerce

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Segresco.com

CMS, Websites

1 person likes this Comment

Face Drawings

Drawings

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