desalasworks presents:

a selection of works by steven de salas

Featured Projects


Code, UI

MBTA mTicket

Mobile, UI, Web Applications

Web Apps

Markit Commission Manager

Web Applications

Pepsi Project Refresh

Branding, UI, Web Applications

Value Trader

Web Applications, Websites

Markit Environmental Registry

UI, Web Applications

Barclays PEDM Application

Intranet, Web Applications


Tasmanian Convict Finder


Environmental Defenders Office

Mobile, Websites


25 Techniques for Javascript Performance Optimization

February 21, 2012

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.

Object-Oriented JavaScript Inheritance

September 29, 2011

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.

How to obtain SOAP Request body in C# Web Services

May 21, 2011

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.

SQL XML Performance in High-Volume Databases

May 12, 2011

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

Faster Web Applications with Indexed Views

March 5, 2011

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

AJAX database access in C# – The simple way

October 28, 2010

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 […]


AutoTrader UK

Code, UI, Websites

XXXX Island Competition

Competitions, Mobile, Websites

Dan Murphys Lucky 8

Competitions, UI, Websites

Victory Motorcycle Competition

Competitions, Mobile, Websites

Barclays Private Equity

CMS, Websites

Other Past Projects

Segresco Cards

Graphic Design, Print

ESPA Online Checkout

CMS, E-Commerce

Face Drawings


EIC Trading

Graphic Design, Websites

CMS, Websites

3G Photography

Graphic Design, Websites

WP Simple SpamCheck

CMS, Code

Aboda PR


Nandos’ Intranet

CMS, Intranet

Nandos’ End of Day Uploads

Web Applications

Imperial College Service Desk

Web Applications

WordPress Compression Plugin

CMS, Code


E-Commerce, Websites

Athena’s on the Pier

Graphic Design, Websites