Friday, December 7, 2007

NiftyDotNet & .NET 3.5

NiftyDotNet has been tested with .NET framework 3.5 and works fine! Therefore, you can use this component from the new version of Visual Studio as always.

See you soon.

Thursday, December 6, 2007

NiftyDotNet live demo

Mergia has hosted a live demo of NiftyDotNet where we can see this component in action.

See NiftyDotNet in action

Updated: the demo has moved! The new URL is


Thursday, November 1, 2007

NiftyDotNet 0.9.5 available

NiftyDotNet continues its way to the final release. I have just uploaded a new revision, named 0.9.5, which includes some enhacements and fixes, such as:

  • auto-antialiasing has been fixed, so it works fine.
  • example 8's css attributes has been fixed, so it can be viewed properly.
  • example 10 has been modified, allowing to return to main menu.

In this release I have included a new download package, NiftyDotNetDemo, which contains the demo web site ready to run under IIS or xsp2 (Mono). I thought it would be interesting for people that only want to see NiftyDotNet running.

As always, feel free to send comments and suggestions about NiftyDotNet.


Wednesday, October 31, 2007

NiftyDotNet works under Mono!

Although I supposed it, I hadn't tested until now... and yes, of course, NiftyDotNet works fine under the Mono platform!

I have tested with xsp2 (v1.2.4.0) and I didn't found any problems, so I think it will also work with Apache and mod_mono.

Undoubtedly, these are good news for open source fans and NiftyDotNet users.

Sunday, October 28, 2007

New demo project update

A few minutes ago, I've updated the demo site because it was detected that the Example 4 (Nifty tabs) was not rendering as it should.

So, there is a new src and demo package (v0.9.2) which can be downloaded here. This package is considerably lighter that the previous versions, because I have cleaned the solution and deleted some old files.

The component itself and its binary package, are still the same (0.9), they have not been changed since the first release... seems to be very stable. Anyway, I wait for your comments, suggestions or bugs reports.


Saturday, October 20, 2007

Demo project updated

I have just updated the demo project, because I detected a bug in the example number 10, which was not rendered properly. However, the component itself has not changed and, consequently, the binary package has not been modified.

The new demo and sources package has been changed to version 0.9.1.beta, and you can download it here.

Please, let me know if you find bugs or you have ideas to improve NiftyDotNet.

Thursday, October 18, 2007

Welcome to NiftyDotNet

Hi, all!

I'll use this blog to talk about NiftyDotNet, the component I've just released and published.

NiftyDotNet is an ASP.NET 2.0 component that allows you to round the corners of your web block elements (i.e. divs or h1) easier than ever before. It wraps the excellent javascript library Nifty Corners Cube, developed by Alessandro Fulciniti, in order to simplify its use for .NET developers.

So, instead of including javascript references and code, you'll just drag & drop the component on your webform in VS2005, set some parameters, and your borders will get rounded. Another important thing is that NiftyDotNet includes all the external files as embedded resources, so it is not necessary to add extra files to your project, the component will be enough.

NiftyDotNet is distributed in two different packages. In the first one, you'll find only the binaries (the assembly), ready to be included in your project. The second one, includes the component's source code and a demo project showing its main features. I do recommend this option if you want to know what is NiftyDotNet and how to use it.

You can find the project page at

Finally, I'd like to say that NiftyDotNet is published as GPL, so you can use or modify it according to this license, as it is described in

See you soon.