Custom JavaScript Code After a Display Template Loads

Display templates are one of my favorite new features of SharePoint 2013. That and the Design Manager. Anyhow, with display templates it is now much more easy to retrieve results from search and display the results in a custom manner. What I often want to do is let SharePoint provide the query results, but I […]

Get a Site Collection and Web Path Using JavaScript in SharePoint 2013

If you need to quickly get the site collection path or the specific web path of a current SharePoint 2013 site using JavaScript, use the _spPageContextInfo JavaScript object variable and its properties. A possible scenario includes creating a link to a library that may exist in every site and subsite of a particular site collection, […]

Zurb Foundation for SharePoint 2013

I am pleased to announce that one of the CodePlex projects I lead, Responsive SharePoint, has released a new responsive framework conversion for SharePoint. The latest release is Zurb Foundation for SharePoint 2013. We had to delay the release longer than I had hoped, but with the new version of Foundation, now at version 4, […]

What’s New in SharePoint 2013 Web Content Management

I have heard some talk around the proverbial water cooler that previous versions of SharePoint were not the best for Web Content Management. I disagree as I have helped build some really nice public facing sites on SharePoint. Anyhow, I digress. If you are interested in learning about what is new in SharePoint 2013 Web […]

Branding SharePoint 2013 Tricks – 6 – Hiding Elements in Dialogs

SharePoint 2013 allows us to hide site elements in dialogs just as we could in SharePoint 2010. Just be aware that the class we add to such elements we wish to hide has changed. The Problem: In a custom branding project you add a new container element, such as a new header, navigation block or […]

SharePointlandia Portland 2013 Recap

I just got back from SharePointlandia Portland 2013. You know, I really like Portland. I should probably visit between November and March as every other time I have visited the sky has been clear, the sun has been shining. I thought Portland was all about the rain? Maybe that is Seattle? We must all thank […]

Soon to be published SharePoint 2013 Branding and Responsive Design Book

In case you hadn’t heard, I am writing a book! Or rather I am co-authoring a SharePoint 2013 Branding and Responsive Web Development book with a few other very talented people, in particular Rita Zhang, Oscar Medina, Kanwal Khipple and Benjamin Niaulin. The title of the book, “Pro SharePoint 2013 Branding and Responsive Web Development” […]

Branding SharePoint 2013 Tricks – 5 – Content Delivery Networks

Content Delivery Networks (CDN) are useful to increase website performance, such as a great way to help speed up your site download times, even if by a fraction of a second. In branding, we often use public CDN’s offered by Google or Microsoft that host common files such as jQuery libraries. If we plan to use Design Manager for our Master Pages and Page Layouts, an issue arises with how SharePoint 2013 and Design Manager parse our HTML using XML.

Branding SharePoint 2013 Tricks – 4 – Web fonts

Web fonts such as the free Google web fonts have become a popular alternative to standard web based fonts. We can easily include them in our SharePoint 2013 branding projects as well. Note be aware that older browsers may have more issues with web fonts although they are widely supported by IE 8 and newer. […]

Branding SharePoint 2013 Tricks – 3 – HTML5 DOCTYPE

Here is a simple one that can be frustrating when overlooked, yet the problem makes sense and is very easy to fix. More than once a HTML file has been handed off to me “ready” for SharePoint 2013’s new Design Manager, i.e. we want to concert the HTML5 file to a HTML Master Page in […]