• All automated demos done (finally!)

    With the addition of the Scoreboard overview, I'm finally done with all of the automated demos. I recommend checking them out - they give a pretty good informal overview of what the software is all about.

  • New Reporting Demo

    I've added a reporting automated demo to the products overview page. It's a little long, but that's because it covers a good chunk of the new reporting functionality. If you haven't seen reporting in CMS yet, it's a must-see.

  • New automated demos on website

    For a little while now we've had an automated tour on our website that takes you through a quick overview of the CMS application. Because it's been so popular, we've decided to add more in-depth automated tours for each of the modules in CMS.

    I just finished with the Strategy Maps demo, making it the fourth one available. You can check it out on our poducts page, but be sure to scroll down to the bottom of the page because I'm working from the bottom up. Only three more to go!

  • Working From Home

    Many employees at Spider Strategies primarily work from home, including myself. I love working from home and I am more productive at home than in an office environment. Still, there are times where my productivity isn't quite where I would like it to be. Here are a couple articles I ran across with some good tips for staying productive while working from home.

    And for a little comedic relief, here is how to not work from home.

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  • IE6, HTTPS and MS Office

    In CMS we have a software feature that allows users to export any screen in the application as an MS Office file (Word, Excel or PowerPoint). Recently we found out this feature didn't work very well for some Internet Explorer 6 users, so we had to tweak our implementation a bit.

    The basic technique we use to create MS Office files is to take our existing HTML screens and instruct the user's PC to open the files in MS Office. In the past, we told the PC to open the file in MS Office by setting the MIME type for the appropriate file type (e.g. application/ms-word for Microsoft Word). We found a technique that works better with IE6, HTTPS and MS Office is to set the Content-Type to application/x-download and set the Content-Disposition to attachment; filename=(filename here).

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