Building Internet-facing websites on the SharePoint platform requires you not only to understand how SharePoint works but also to know what the Web is about and how things work there. In this part of the How we did it series about our brand new website I will show you some things that we implemented to make our website a better Web citizen.
Recently I wrote an article about how you can create a proper ‘Page not found (404)’ page in SharePoint 2010. Using a custom HTTP Module and just a few lines of code we created a better experience for both your visitors and search engines. Today I will show you how you can improve it even further by adding search suggestions.
A few days after we launched our new website I used my favorite search engine to do a search on one of my fellow-Mavens. I was really surprised to see that in just a few days the first result came from our brand new website! So what is it exactly that we did that gave us such great results in such a short time?
In the previous part of the How we did it series about our new website I told you how we implemented the branding in SharePoint 2010. In this part I will share with you some information about how we optimized our website for performance.