The digital home of Richard Garside

This is my digital home, a resting place for my personal and client projects. I'm a web developer based in Leeds. I specialise in .NET MVC and apps for Windows 8 and Mac. You can find out more about me here.

Recent stuff from my blog

  • Traction: If you build it they will come

    Kevin Costner’s film ‘Field of Dreams’ is responsible for more startup failures than any other Holywood film ever created. In this film Ray Kinsella, a farmer played by Kevin Costner has a vision (AKA great idea), digs up his crop of corn and builds a baseball field in the middle of nowhere on the promise that ‘if he builds it, he will come’. Low and behold after some tense moments a famous dead baseball player turns up and eventually car loads of people turn up to watch baseball. So, it turns out, that if you build it, they will come. What the film fails to show … more

  • Leeds Sharpers at DDD North 2014

    Voting is now open for DDD North 2014, which is excitingly going to be in Leeds. There are a lot of good talks to vote for, but my biased opionion is that the following Leeds Sharpers should all have their talks voted for.

    Micro Services: conquer monoliths, before they own you - Kiran Singh

    BDD, Why you should be doing it - Richard Tasker

    Using Xamarin Forms to make a cross platform Agenda App - Richard Garside (AKA me)

    So look through all the proposed talks and vote now. You can skip to one of the best talks by using one of the talk links above. more

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  • Carousel Page in Xamarin Forms XAML

    The CarouselPage page is similar to a tabbed page, but you swipe between pages and there are no navigation pages. Windows Phone users will be most used to this type of UI, so you may choose to only use it there, but it will work on all platforms. Here is the XAML:

    <?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>

    <CarouselPage

    xmlns="http://xamarin.com/schemas/2014/forms"

    xmlns:x="http://schemas.microsoft.com/winfx/2009/xaml"

    xmlns:local="clr-namespace:NogginXamarinFormSample;assembly=NogginXamarinFormSample"

    x:Class="NogginXamarinFormSample.MyCarouselPage">

    <CarouselPage. … more

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