@Coolrw3: I believe you can limit the number of items you display. The Windows Store (C#) Grid App Template does this by default ... see the SampleDataSource.cs, beginning in line 133 ... here they create a public property that will ONLY reveal 12 items, and spend a lot of code managing which 12 items will be displayed (you may not need all of that complexity). You could limit that to just 6 or 1 if you like.
@M Sirait Freddy From Porsea: Hi Sirat, thank you! I'm glad you find my work helpful.
re: Java, no, I know absolutely nothing about Java. There's so much opportunity and so much to learn in the Windows development and web development world that I can barely keep up with that! So, unfortunately, you can't know it all and I've decided to go "all in" on Microsoft.
@Andy: Good question. I justify it like this ... Bootstrap is meant to work on all browsers TODAY. Tomorrow (in the future) as market share for browsers dwindle, and HTML5 & CSS3 is more common place, I would hope that Bootstrap would deprecate / refactor its implementation.
Also, from a practicality standpoint, I speak in terms of ideals. To achieve more complex layouts, some DIVs are inescapable. And, there's nothing wrong with the DIV per se ... it DOES have a semantic meaning in HTML5. I don't think it should be your "go to tag" when in doubt ... I think that is what div-itis is addressing.
Check out this example page:
(View its source)
Clearly there are a lot of Divs and Spans around that top-most navigation area. It has to be built using something, and I'm not sure there's a good semantic tag for all that stuff, like the drop down list, etc.
Below that, there are columns with a heading and text. Perhaps there's something better for that, but it seems like a valid use of Divs in that case.
So, I agree with you (and with myself from this series) ... you should attempt to reduce the abuse of the div tag, but you're going to need it. I wish I had a better answer.
@alice: I'd be happy to help if I can, but I'll need more details. Was your project working correctly prior to this lesson? Can you isolate the code you wrote and verify that you typed it in correctly? An errant curly brace or CSS selector could make a big impact on how things appear on screen. Can you check your work against the actual Hands On Lab document that I'm following to make sure your code matches theirs? Again, I will try to help you get past this ... just let me know.
@KevinTalley: Wow, thanks Kevin. You rock! I just tested the site ... chose the Text Field option and it pre-populates the text area with boilerplate HTML5. I clicked the validate button and all works fine. Just do *that* first to see if you can get it to work. If you can, then try the next part ... substitute your HTML5 in and see what result you get. If you still have a problem, please feel free to write me personally and we can walk through it. bob at ... you know the rest.
@mobell32: Hmm... Take a look at this page on IE 10:
... it works for me. Are you sure you / I have them typed in correctly?
@starforce: Glad you like the series! Be sure to read through the comments below each video ... there's a spot or two where jQuery 2.0 (recently released) deprecated some of the methods I was teaching / relying on. There's usually a good alternative, but just wanted to give a "heads up" nonetheless.
@Juan Pablo: Hi Juan, it's great to hear that the videos can help you pursue certification. You said you are dedicating your life time Software Engineering ... that's what it takes -- a lifetime of dedication. But don't forget to have a little fun with the important things of life, too.
As fars as ASP.NET videos go, I have some of that on my personal website, and will be adding even more in the summer. Check it out.