The Site Doctor Blog

Footprints in the snow of a warped mind

  1. Jul

    What is browser testing and why does it take so long?

    Your design is built, content loaded, media is in and your site looks great on your computer -you’re ready to launch so why the sudden hold up with browser testing and why is it going to take so long?

    Posted by: Libby on Thursday, July 09 2020
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  2. Design with data -how to get the longest/shortest product/category name from Ucommerce

    Make sure your final Ucommerce e-commerce site looks as good as the designs by using real data

    Posted by: Tim on Tuesday, July 16 2019
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  3. May

    Could not load file or assembly xxx or one of its dependencies

    We hit the fairly common issue of not being able to resolve a dependency the other day and tried all the usual resolutions -checking that the version numbers across all projects match, check the

    Posted by: Tim on Monday, May 11 2020
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  4. Turn negative reviews to your advantage

    Nothing reassures a new customer quite like the experience of an existing customer, but its not always roses and that's ok if handled sensitively. No one likes a negative review, especially after

    Posted by: Tim on Wednesday, May 22 2019
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  5. Can't register services with LightInject in Umbraco - The non-generic method 'Composition.Register(Type, Lifetime)' cannot be used with type arguments

    We've generally used Autofac as our go to dependency injection container in Umbraco but we like to keep projects as lean as possible so wanted to start using LightInject for Umbraco V8 projects but

    Posted by: Tim on Wednesday, May 15 2019
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  6. Apr

    Sitefinity project stuck at warming up

    We've had the opportunity recently to start working with the enterprise grade CMS Sitefinity in a little more depth than our previous Ucommerce consultancy which has been a welcome break. It's been

    Posted by: Tim on Thursday, April 30 2020
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  7. Super fast internet over 3G/4G... without broadband

    With more of us working from home these days, getting decent broadband speeds can be tricky -especially if you work out in the countryside like we do however with a little time and money it doesn't. Here's how to get speeds of 20MB+ in the middle of a field.

    Posted by: Tim on Monday, April 13 2020
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  8. Delete all products and orders from Ucommerce

    Here's an updated script to delete all the products, orders and any other testy type data from Ucommerce. This is an updated version of my previous script to delete all product and order data from

    Posted by: Tim on Tuesday, April 23 2019
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  9. Drop/Kill all connections to a SQL Database

    Every now and again you need to get exclusivity to a database e.g. to do a database restore but someone is connected. You can manually find who it is using EXEC sp_who but that can result in having to

    Posted by: Tim on Thursday, April 04 2019
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  10. Aug

    Error running Ucommerce scratch indexer Illegal duplicate key definitions

    We hit an interesting issue indexing the Ucommerce data the other day which had us going for a while.It turns out that when upgrading Ucommerce to 7.0.6, some new payment providers were added to

    Posted by: Tim on Friday, August 02 2019
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