Your clients hired you for a reason and want to hear what you have to say. You’re also hired for your skill, so don’t be afraid to share your knowledge and challenge the directions you’re given. If nothing else, this will provide better insight into decisions and drive UXD further.Read More
Ensure users can find what they’re looking for on your intranet. Understand your users, understand your content, and consider a few easy changes to ensure everything on your intranet is easily findable.Read More
Since SharePoint 2013, Microsoft seems to have embraced jQuery, and you can now happily use jQuery or $ as you please in the SharePoint environment. Here are some code samples and explanation on how to use it.Read More
Learn how to properly and easily load dependencies in SharePoint and Office 365 (classic). In this article, you’ll find some code samples on how to properly work around some of the issues that may arise when following the prescribed documentation from Microsoft.Read More
This article aims to help you access the data AFTER you’ve successfully loaded the list data.
With proper code samples, learn how to write clean, maintainable JSOM/CSOM for SharePoint and without overriding other third party frameworks already running on your site.Read More
SharePoint 2013/2016 links to standard and more obscure SharePoint features. Some are easy to find within the application interface and others quite difficult to discover. I broke them down into the more obscure ones (first) and the standard site settings (as viewed from a Site Collection) links.Read More
Currently, there are 3 places for users to administer: Content Type data, SEO and Page elements (web parts, article field, etc). Why not combine these in a nice format so users can administer all the page properties in a single area? This article explains how.Read More
This option is missing, as you know. Microsoft has confirmed this is a problem, and here’s how you get around it.Read More
So you have an image that is styled to max-width: 100% but it displays at its native width and pushes over your other content.
max-width: 100% works well in Chrome, but IE and Firefox (and potentially some other browsers) don’t honor it.
This article explains why and how to fix it.
In creating a new store locator for Dairy Queen, my layouts were working well on all the supported browsers. On iPad, the layout works 99% but had some pixel discrepancies on a couple of elements. I found this article by Lorenzo Orlando Caum on debugging layouts in with FireBug Lite very helpful.Read More
This is a handy article to help with looking up information in the same site collection and when you need to have one site column point at another site column in the same Site Collection, but across different web sites.Read More
SharePoint does not automatically trim out anything based on audience-targeting. The web part has to do that work – this explains how.Read More
If you have a potentially broken masterpage or page layout and your Page Layout button is disabled in the ribbon, these steps may help you change your page layout.Read More
If you’re an XSLT guru, you need to know the XML structure you’re working with. Getting into the guts of SharePoint isn’t always a walk in the park, but Microsoft has made it easy to view the XML structure in FAST. This article tells you how.Read More
This article explains how to automatically deploy and publish Masterpages and Page Layouts. This article explains how to get it done without server errors.Read More
Deploying page layouts with Visual Studio to SharePoint 2010: Revert to Site Definition (Ghosting Unghosted files)
Deploying branding through Visual Studio into SharePoint 2010, which includes your Masterpage(s) and Page Layout(s), can be problematic when overwriting a file that is in-use by SharePoint (it can be locked down and deletion may not be allowed). This article explains how to do it correctly.Read More
Natively, SharePoint uses v4.master for Team sites and does not give you the option to choose a different master page. To enable master page selection, you need Publishing enabled. Follow the steps in this article to enable publishing features.Read More
Instantiating the jQuery has always been an interesting challenge in SharePoint. As time goes on and more content is added, different site types are used, etc., you can run into some interesting behaviors ranging from $ collisions and scripts not loading at all. This article explains how to make it all play nicely together.Read More