Using SPContext.Current is no guarantee for great performance

It is a common best practice, while working with the SharePoint server API, to always use context objects whenever possible. Because they have been already instantiated by SharePoint itself, reusing context data doesn’t cause additional calls to the database and allows you to create good performing solutions. However, just because you use SPContext.Current in your code, doesn’t mean your solution is built properly.

Hierarchical titles vs. paged overviews

Every page should have a unique title. Unique titles can help you not only optimize your content for search engines but also improve the user experience. Hierarchical titles can help you make your page titles more usable but there is more to it if you’re using paged overviews. Find out how to generate unique titles for pages that use paged overviews in SharePoint 2010.

Inconvenient SharePoint 2010 mobile redirect

SharePoint 2010 ships with support for mobile devices. Unfortunately it doesn’t work with anonymous users what makes it unsuitable for Internet-facing websites. The real challenge is that there is no easy way of turning it off. While there are some workarounds they are far from ideal. Find out how to properly make SharePoint 2010 support mobile devices on Internet-facing websites.

How we did it: mavention.nl – Part 5: Mavention RSS

A part of building an Internet-facing website is notifying your visitors about new content. Using RSS/Atom feeds is a common way to deliver new content to your audience. Find out how we created RSS for our brand new website without a single line of custom code!