CSS causes JavaScript error while moving Web Parts in edit mode

While working on an Internet facing Web Content Management SharePoint 2007 solution for one of our customers Erik has stumbled upon an interesting by-design feature in SharePoint 2007. At some point he has noticed that he couldn’t move Web Parts anymore: clicking on any of the title bars would result in a JavaScript error.

Accessible Web Content Management Solutions based on Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007

Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007 is a new web development platform of Microsoft. Its rich framework supports both collaboration features and designing, creating and delivering Web Content Management solutions. Many of these are targeted to become Internet-facing portals and websites. With this shift some new challenges appeared among which the accessibility and compliance with web standards of Internet facing WCM solutions based on SharePoint 2007.

Displaying Features' version in the Site (Collection) Features Overview

For each solution we develop for our customers we reuse a set of internal components we have developed – a kind of baseline library. As we use it we fix some errors and add some new functionality. To distinguish the different releases we modify the version of the assembly containing all the logic and the feature version as well. While working on several projects at the same with different project teams we found it quite difficult to check the assembly version each time you want to be sure you are using the latest version. That’s when I have decided to modify the page displaying Site and Site Collection feature and extend it with displaying the version of each feature stored within the feature.xml file.

SharePoint Programmatically: Managing Solutions

Managing SharePoint 2007 Solutions programmatically isn’t a daily-matter: some of you might even participate on quite a few projects without even coming close to it. As I have worked with it recently a bit I would like to share my findings with you.