Preventing authenticated visitors from browsing system pages

When building an Internet-facing website on the SharePoint 2010 platform, the last thing you want is to have your visitors browse your system pages. To prevent this from happening, SharePoint 2010 has the ViewFormPagesLockdown Feature. But what if your visitors are authenticated?

Minifying JavaScript and CSS files made easy with Mavention SharePoint Assets Minifier

Minifying asset files is a known performance optimization technique. By removing all optional characters you can decrease the size of CSS and JavaScript files and make them download faster. Depending on how big your solution is this process might get tedious when done manually and this is exactly where Mavention SharePoint Assets Minifier can help you out.

Inconvenient caching dynamically generated files in BLOB cache

Caching files using BLOB cache is a great performance improvement in SharePoint 2010 Web Content Management solutions. Unfortunately it turns out, that if your files are dynamically created, they are not being cached by BLOB cache. So is creating a custom caching solution the only option to have a good performing solution?

When to use which Web Part template?

If you have used the Visual Studio 2010 SharePoint Developer Tools you have probably noticed that there are multiple SharePoint Project Item Templates to create Web Parts from. Find out which of them make the most sense in what scenarios.