Ben Nadel
On User Experience (UX) Design, JavaScript, ColdFusion, Node.js, Life, and Love.
I am the chief technical officer at InVision App, Inc - a prototyping and collaboration platform for designers, built by designers. I also rock out in JavaScript and ColdFusion 24x7.
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Paolo Broccardo

Member since Dec 11, 2008

Recent Blog Comments By Paolo Broccardo

  • HostMySite.com Has The Best ColdFusion Hosting

    Posted on Apr 26, 2011 at 1:32 AM

    @Jeff, @Chris, Thanks for those guides. I think it's going to help a lot of people that want to move to an open source option on Amazon. I too will do a setup next weekend and give it a try. @Justin, This whole blog post is about alternatives to Hosting.com and CT. Have you bothered reading it? @M... read more »

  • HostMySite.com Has The Best ColdFusion Hosting

    Posted on Apr 25, 2011 at 11:45 AM

    Ditto what Steve said re paying for assistance ;)... read more »

  • HostMySite.com Has The Best ColdFusion Hosting

    Posted on Apr 25, 2011 at 3:24 AM

    @Chris, Thanks for the info. The reason I asked for it is also because I am currently a Railo and MYSql user on a Windows VPS at KickAssVps.com (who are great by the way) but have been meaning to move over to a completely open source solution using Amazon's cloud infrastructure. Your help will r... read more »

  • HostMySite.com Has The Best ColdFusion Hosting

    Posted on Apr 25, 2011 at 1:40 AM

    @Chris, This may be asking a lot, but I wonder would you mind setting up a guide to setting up that exact Railo config on EC2?? I would be extremely interested in it and I know it would really help a lot of people over at the Railo community. The topic has come up a few times. Give it some tho... read more »

  • ColdFusion, jQuery, And "AJAX" File Upload Demo

    Posted on Apr 13, 2011 at 2:59 PM

    @Rick, Ah ok, I follow. So in your case, once the post has been done via the iFrame, you don't really get anything back. Then you call another ajax function that retrieves the data and sends back the formatted html as required.Whereas in my example I send back the data directly via the iFrame. So ... read more »

  • ColdFusion, jQuery, And "AJAX" File Upload Demo

    Posted on Apr 13, 2011 at 2:31 PM

    @Rick, Hi again Rick. I follow you on everything except the part: "In the success callback of the AJAX function". I'm just a little confused - this method of Ben's doesn't use AJAX, so there is no ajax post and thus no ajax callback as far as I can see. But obviously I'm missing somethi... read more »

  • ColdFusion, jQuery, And "AJAX" File Upload Demo

    Posted on Apr 13, 2011 at 1:49 PM

    @Rick, Hi Rick. Yeah exactly. Normally, like with adding a comment or status update for example, you would submit the comment via ajax and then in the callback receive the HTML of the comment and append it to the DOM. e.g. <div id="comment_12345">Hello World</div>" Fai... read more »

  • ColdFusion, jQuery, And "AJAX" File Upload Demo

    Posted on Apr 13, 2011 at 12:55 PM

    Hi Ben. Thanks - the code works nicely, however I did run into one issue that I would just like to let everyone know about that caused issues, and how I resolved it. In your example, you simply return an array of file names, arrFiles and then SerializeJson the array. In my case, I returned a st... read more »

  • ColdFusion, jQuery, And "AJAX" File Upload Demo

    Posted on Apr 12, 2011 at 5:47 AM

    Scrap my previous comment. I see now that ajax_upload obviously contains the iFrame jquery code. Thanks - code works great so far!... read more »

  • ColdFusion, jQuery, And "AJAX" File Upload Demo

    Posted on Apr 12, 2011 at 3:06 AM

    Hi Ben Where is everyone getting the ajax_upload.js file from? Are you using Andrew Valums Ajax Upload plugin? I don't see any reference to where this file comes from in the post or blog comments, yet everyone seems to have not had issues finding the file, so I must be missing something very obviou... read more »

  • HostMySite.com Has The Best ColdFusion Hosting

    Posted on Feb 8, 2011 at 10:45 AM

    @Mary, Couldn't have said it better. Mary hit the nail on the head. I have exactly the same setup. Railo setup on a VPS at KickAssVps.com and I couldn't be happier. My servers have been running strong without incident since as long as I can remember.... read more »

  • Ask Ben: Limit File Upload Size In ColdFusion

    Posted on Nov 4, 2010 at 3:59 AM

    Ok, scrap my previous comment. His example does not work.... read more »

  • Ask Ben: Limit File Upload Size In ColdFusion

    Posted on Nov 4, 2010 at 2:56 AM

    I quite like Rahul Narula's way of using Java to view the file size before upload. It definitely beats uploading the whole file(s) and then erroring to the user. Imagine an image upload form that limits users to 50K files and they upload 10 x 5MB files. They would have to wait for 50MB to upload bef... read more »

  • Preventing Form Caching With Javascript And jQuery

    Posted on Oct 5, 2010 at 11:46 AM

    Great post Ben - funny how I always stumble upon your posts when searching for issues via Google :) Just to confirm, 6dust's approach of using autocomplete="off" also works.... read more »

  • Building A Fixed-Position Bottom Menu Bar (ala FaceBook)

    Posted on Oct 2, 2010 at 1:05 PM

    Hi Drew - your bottom bar looks great, but have you tested it in IE6? Something really wrong there. I assume you're not catering for IE6 but you might want to redirect users to another page - have a look at it in IE6 and you'll see what i mean. @Ben - I have been playing around with this code the w... read more »

  • Ask Ben: Building An AJAX, jQuery, And ColdFusion Powered Application

    Posted on Sep 9, 2010 at 11:02 AM

    Hi Ben Perhaps a silly question, but could you please explain the use of the word "prototype" in the example? For example: ContactForm.prototype.ShowErrors() Why not just ContactForm.ShowErrors() I'm sure there's a reason for doing it this way - I just can't see it :) Thanks... read more »

  • Tracking Google AdSense Clicks With jQuery And ColdFusion

    Posted on Dec 18, 2009 at 3:52 AM

    Is there any reason why you can't just wrap the googleAds script tag with a container div tag and then add an OnClick event to that in JQuery?... read more »

  • Using CSS Fixed Position Elements Across Browsers

    Posted on Oct 16, 2009 at 9:51 AM

    Re: IE6. There is actually a whole movement towards eliminating it called "IE6 No More", with its own badges you can post on your site too :) See: http://www.ie6nomore.com/... read more »

  • Using CSS Fixed Position Elements Across Browsers

    Posted on Oct 15, 2009 at 10:17 AM

    That's prob how Facebook does that static menu bar at the bottom of the page :)... read more »

  • Ask Ben: Displaying A Blog Teaser (Showing The First N Words)

    Posted on Sep 28, 2009 at 5:41 AM

    I handle mine a little differently. I prefer setting a limit to a maximum number of characters and then finding the complete sentences that fall within that limit. That way my teazer doesn't get cut off midway during a sentence. Don't know how efficient this code is, but this is how I do it: <c... read more »