Deep Design’s Newly Redesigned Website is finally up!

There’s this popular Maltese saying which says: “L-iskarpan biz-zarbun imqatta'” – the shoemaker is wearing torn shoes – and we were like the shoemaker, doing websites for other companies, and leaving Deep Design’s website in the to do list. It’s been a long time coming but finally, Deep Design’s newly redesigned website is up and running! It has a bold and colourful new look. We opted for a responsive website design to make sure it will display correctly on all the user’s devices. Check out this post on Deep Design’s blog!

If you have any website or windows apps related queries, want to get a personalised quote from us, or just to say hello, contact Deep Design by sending an email to hello@deep.com.mt. You can also find us on Facebook and Twitter.

Say Hello to Deep Design

Today I finally launched a blog for Deep Design. I’ve been meaning to upload this new blog and make a post for almost two weeks now, but stayed back from posting it. I was trying to make sure the first post on a new blog is informative and gives a good introduction and this stopped me from posting it. I was always making excuses. Currently I am in France for work, and will stay for the entire week, and was going to postpone it again, but instead this morning I decided to just go for it.

What is Deep Design? Deep Design is a new startup under which my team and I will be launching all our new projects and apps. Visit Deep Design’s new blog (http://www.deep.com.mt/blog) for a good introduction and let us know what you think. There are several projects in the pipeline so stay tuned!

Convert #JSON Object from #AngularJS to a Class Instance in #WebApi

Last Tuesday I had a challenging task. Pass a range of dates from AngularJS to WebApi as a single value, and more importantly, the value must be converted as a class instance. It might be simple for some of you but if you are under a bit of stress, it’s not. At first nothing was passing but don’t despair, I found a cure solution. First of all make sure that the Class fields are all objects (Not strings! Strings don’t work. That was the first mistake). Continue reading

Improve Website Performance with Lowercase URLs #SEO

At work we are always seeking how to make our websites use fewer resources and perform better. One of the performance increase was found by having Lowercase URLs. From the testing done, it resulted that Lowercase URLs make an average performance improvement of 10%. A big improvement with minimal effort.

How do you make sure that all the URLs are in lowercase? In MVC ASP.Net, you just need to add 1 line of code.

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Convert Enum to KeyValuePair List and remove unwanted Enum options #Linq

In our new project, using Angular, I needed to fill drop down lists in a form from a set of enums. One particular case was to set the below Status Enum as a drop down list.

    public enum Status
    {
        Deactive = 1,
        Active = 2,
        Expired = 3,
        Deleted = 4,
    }

To do that, the best solution I found was to convert the enums to a list KeyValuePair items. How do you do that? Continue reading

How to set a Default Time when Selecting a Date // AngularJS

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So I started working with AngularJS a few weeks ago to work on an internal project at my workplace. One of the features needed was to make a date range where the user can select a start date and an end date. The requirements also stated that the default time for the start date should be at 00:01 and the default time on the end date should be 23:59.

For the date range I used the bs-datepicker attribute from angular-strap – this library has all the bootstrap elements packaged for angular – and it works great. How did I solve my problem? Continue reading

Get 100GB OneDrive storage for Free!

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Microsoft has a promotion with Bing Rewards and OneDrive that gives away 100GB of free OneDrive storage but was only limited to USA citizens. That has now changed.. and this promotion is now open to anyone in the world. So what are you waiting for? Visit this link and follow the steps to get your 100GB in your OneDrive account. Let me know in the comments if you managed to do it 🙂

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How to install iOS and Android SDKs for Visual Studio 2013 Premium & Ultimate

I was going to install Visual Studio Community 2013, but it asked me to uninstall Visual Studio 2013. I started checking some demos about Visual Studio Community 2013 (you can check the demo from Channel 9) and noticed that you can install the same tools as in Visual Studio Community 2013 to Visual Studio 2013. So let’s get started.

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