Inconvenient using widgets in SharePoint for end users

It’s a common approach to use widgets to enrich web solutions. Unfortunately using widgets with SharePoint 2010 has a number of challenges. Find out why using widgets with SharePoint is inconvenient and how you can simplify it.

Correctly implementing Ribbon in SharePoint 2010

SharePoint 2010 introduces a new User Experience designed to make it easier for users to accomplish their tasks. One of the biggest improvements is the contextual Ribbon, which increases discoverability op options by displaying only options relevant to the current context. The main idea behind the Ribbon is that it’s always available and within reach. This applies not only to Office client applications but also to SharePoint.

Quick minifying JavaScript and CSS files with Mavention Assets Minifier

Recently I showed you how you can automate minifying JavaScript and CSS files in Visual Studio 2010. There are however situations, when you might want to quickly minify a file outside Visual Studio. Find out how to minify CSS and JavaScript files in 3 simple steps with Mavention Assets Minifier.

Creating better RSS feeds with SharePoint 2010 Content Query Web Part

Content Query Web Part (CQWP) allows you to easily create RSS feeds for your content. With SharePoint 2010 it became even easier as you can use slots to map your fields to RSS fields. There are however a few things you should keep in mind to get the most out of an RSS feed created using the CQWP. Find out how to create a proper RSS feed with the SharePoint 2010 Content Query Web Part.